About 4 million refugees have left Syria and there are about 8 million more internally displaced -still within Syria but driven from their homes. For those who have tried to stay, the situation continues to get worse:
“Every morning, at the dawn call to prayer, women and children move silently from the Damascus suburb of Douma to the surrounding farm fields, seeking safety from the day’s bombardments by the Syrian government.
The walk is part of a surreal routine described by the fraction of Douma’s residents who remain: shopping on half-demolished streets, scavenging wild greens, carrying out mass burials.”
For more information of the distribution of Syrian refugees, see: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/09/daily-chart-crisis-context?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/bl/dc/st/wheresyriansfindtheirrefuge