Syria experiencing 'massive brain drain'

 Syria experiencing 'massive brain drain'

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, announced that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has published a survey of over 12,000 Syrians, which confirmed that Syria is experiencing a "massive brain drain."

"86% of those we interviewed have a secondary education. Almost half have gone to university. One can only imagine the disastrous consequences of such an exodus on the future post-conflict reconstruction of Syria," TASS cited him as saying.

According to him, nearly one million people have arrived by boat in Europe this year, more than 50% of them Syrians. "Nearly one million people have arrived in Europe this year, and more than 500 thousand of them are Syrians," he added.

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