More than four million Syrians have fled their country to escape the current conflict announced the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) today.

The head of the UN’s refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, called it the “worst humanitarian crisis of our generation”.

Syria’s civil war, which is now in its fifth year, has left more than 230,000 dead. UNHCR say there are “at least” 7.6m people displaced inside Syria.

In November 2014 Open Doors said that 700,000 Christians had left the country. Christians make up about 10 per cent of Syria’s 22m people, the BBC reported.