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September 22, 2014
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A stream of refugees abruptly became a flood as 200,000 people fled across the Syrian border into Turkey in the past week.

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Soon to be vacant.

A stream of refugees abruptly became a flood as 200,000 people fled across the Syrian border into Turkey in the past week.

The 200,000 refugees, mostly members of the Kurdish minority, fled ethnic cleansing by militant rebel group ISIS, according to CNN. That’s like if the entire population of Des Moines upped and moved to Chicago over one weekend. They join more than 800,000 Syrian refugees already living in camps in Turkey.

Looking on the bright side, the one millionth refugee gets an iPad. Probably not running water though.

More than three million refugees are already estimated to have fled Syria due to the civil war. In a nation of only 17 million people, that’s a significant chunk of the population. Syria may run out of people before it runs out of war.

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