The Syrian Civil War is one of the bloodiest wars of this decade. More than 465,000 people were killed. Over a million were injured. North of 12 million were displaced.
It started with a few protestors against the Syrian government and President Bashar al-Assad. The death toll has since extended to civilians, children, the sick, vulnerable and normal people of Syria. From offices to outbacks, schools to shopping centres, Syrians have been forced to flee.
In fact, it is estimated that almost half of Syria’s pre-war population is displaced. A hopeless situation now fracturing throughout the world.
And yet, through it all, football has played its part.