Amid Civil War, Syrian Refugees Flock To Georgia

Feb 13, 2017

Hundreds of refugees from Syria now call Georgia home. We hear from two of them, who have become good friends. One of them is a man who arrived in Georgia right after 9/11, but before the Syrian civil war. The other is a young child, who came to the state last year. Besides calling Syria their birthplace, they share an even greater bond.


Journalist Reese Erlich has covered the Syrian civil war. He’s author of the book, “Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect.” On Monday, Reese met with staff at the Carter Center to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria. He told us about his reporting in the region.