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.