Special Report: Syrians risk all for chance at a better life

Photograph by Liliana Nieto del Rio

A civil war and brutal Islamist insurgency have driven more than 4 million people out of Syria since 2012. Today they are living in tents in Lebanon and Turkey, trekking through Greece, clashing with border guards in Hungary – and still arriving by sea.

A Times series on the largest migration since World War II begins online this Friday with a tale of courage, selflessness and tenacity on the road to western Europe.

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