The Syrian war started in 2011 when antigovernment demonstrations – part of the Arab Spring – turned violent and a fight broke between the rebels and the regime. More than 11 million people have been displaced because of the war, as Syrians have been fleeing in thousands every day to escape bombing and being killed. However, it took the world four years to take a shocking note of the refugee crisis, when the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi – the three-year-old Syrian boy – was found on the Turkish shore of the Mediterranean Sea. The war is getting worse and deadlier day-by-day, with Douma – a town a few miles from Damascus, the capital city of Syria – recently declaring itself a United Nations disaster zone. The group of seven leading economies (G7), some European countries and the Gulf States have promised to help UN aid agencies with $1.8 billion to resolve the worst refugee crisis in 70 years.