Syria's Top Google Searches Tell Sad Story

The desperation is apparent
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2015 12:58 PM CDT
Syria's Top Google Searches Tell Sad Story
Turkish soldiers guard the damaged border fence while Syrian refugees mass at the Turkish border in Akcakale, southeastern Turkey, Monday, June 15, 2015.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The horrors of the Syrian conflict show up in an odd place: Google, where the top searches out of war-torn nation over the past two weeks are heartbreaking, reports Al-Jazeera—and show how desperately people want to flee the country.

  • The two most popular searches: "immigration to Germany" and "asylum in Germany"
  • The next two top searches: "Greece map" and "sea separating Turkey and Greece"

  • Other details searched for: "maps of Europe in Arabic," "map of Germany," and the distances between various areas
  • More sad search terms that are popular: "treatment of burns at home," "prehospital trauma life support," and "mouth to mouth resuscitation"
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