World Watch Monitor | March 16, 2019
As the Syrian civil war enters what might be its last year, Christians are trying to rebuild in the face of an uncertain future.
The conflict, which grew out of the tiny spark of anti-government graffiti 15 March 2011, has claimed more than half a million lives. More than 11 million people have fled their homes; half of them have left the country.
Few have returned. In neighboring Jordan, which hosts more than 1 million Syrian refugees, only a few thousand have returned to their homeland in the five months since the opening of a vital border crossing between the countries, reported Al-Monitor.
Those who decide to go back find that the persecution they escaped is still there, according to Foreign Policy. They disappear in the prison system or are conscripted into the army.