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Refugees welcome: UB students express support for Syrian refugees

09/23/15 6:48pm | By Michael Joncas

In January of 2011, Arab Spring protests led to a civil war in Syria that has lasted for more than four years. It’s the reason for the departure of more than 4 million Syrians to various areas around the world, according to The New York Times. As the refugees continue to flow to other countries, the question of where to house them has become an international crisis.