Since George W. Bush launched his “Global War on Terror [Terra?]” and Barack Obama expanded it with even greater zeal, the flood of refugees in the Mideast has turned into a raging torrent, with millions fleeing their homes for temporary refuge both in their own and in other countries.
Two charts from a sobering new report from the Pew Research Center illustrates the scope of the problem.
First, the overall rise in refugees throughout the Middle East:
And then the rise of refugees displaced from their homes and still living in their own countries: