The Sound of Forced Movement

More than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives in four-and-a-half years of armed conflict, which began with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war. More than 11 million others have been forced from their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other - as well as jihadist militants from so-called Islamic State. During this period a lot of Syrians have fled to the Netherlands. The lines show how many asylum request the Netherlands received during this period which is in turn translated into sound.

Children (0 - 18) Men (18 - 65) Women (18 - 65) Elderly (65+) Refugees Depandants
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Made by:
Maarten van Veldhoven
Sander Grandia