No longer can we ignore the plight of refugees
Nearly five years into the Syrian civil war there seems a capacity for the world to look the other way. This despite it being described as the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.
The scale of fatalities - upwards of 230,000, mostly civilians - appears to elicit a response which is one of paralysed despair. Why is this?
How come the crisis - which began in 2011 with anti-government protests and escalated into a full-scale civil war, causing the biggest refugee crisis in modern history - is finding it difficult to stay in the headlines of our newspapers?