A Refugee Every 15 Seconds

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By the time you finish watching this 15 second video, one more Syrian will have become a refugee. More than two million Syrians are now refugees, due to the civil war that over took the country in 2011. According to official estimates, about 5,000 Syrians are leaving their country each day, and one million have fled since the beginning of the year. This footage shows Syrian refugees crossing into Jordan and was taken during a PBS NewsHour reporting trip to the Middle East at the end of August. See all of our extensive coverage at pbs.newshour.org and tune in Friday for a look at the challenges and hardships Jordan now faces from the more than 500,000 Syrians that have fled to Jordan. Raw video shot by Dan Sagalyn, PBS NewsHour deputy foreign affairs editor.