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Brookings Data Now: Syria, Colombia Trade, Children Displaced, Immigrant Children, National Infrastructure Bank

Fred Dews

In this edition of Brookings Data Now: Syrian forces in balance; exports to Colombia; childhood immigrants; national infrastructure bank; and children in displacement.






60-70 % In Syria, the opposition forces control 60-70 percent of Syrian territory, but the regime controls 60-70 percent of the population. 
$16.4 bn Value of U.S. exports to Colombia in 2012, nearly double from five years previously. Imports from Colombia to the U.S. are valued at $24.6 billion. Read more about free trade with Colombia and related issues in the context of Sec. of State Kerry’s recent visit to Colombia and Brazil. 
10 yrs. 72 percent of all DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applicants have been in the United States for at least 10 years. Get new data and analysis on this immigrant population »  
$25 bn The Metropolitan Policy Program recommends $25 billion as the initial capitalization of a National Infrastructure Bank. Learn more about this proposal and how to pay for it.
33% About a third of the 75 million displaced people worldwide are between the ages of 10 and 24. Young people are displaced, on average, for 17 years. Find out about solutions to help these youth develop transferable skills

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