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
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)

(Newser) – 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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