Syria

Numbers At A Glance

9.3 million

People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance in Syria

5.5 million

Children Affected by the Crisis in Syria

6.5 million

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Syria

2.8 million

Syrians Displaced to Neighboring Countries

The United States remains committed to helping the innocent children, women, and men affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

9.3 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, and more than 2.8 million people have fled to the neighboring countries.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced on June 4, 2014 the United States will provide $290 million in additional U.S. humanitarian assistance to help those affected by the war in Syria. With this additional funding, the United States’ humanitarian assistance since the crisis began is more than $2 billion to help those suffering inside Syria, as well as refugees and host communities in the neighboring countries.

The United States continues to work through all possible channels to deliver aid to those in need in Syria -- including through the United Nations, international and non-governmental organizations, and local Syrian organizations -- to help those in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria, no matter where they reside.

HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO SYRIA HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE FY 2012 - 2014*

USAID/OFDA

$437,297,611

USAID/FFP

$706,597,940

State/PRM

$885,958,549

Total U.S. Government (USG) Assistance to the Syria Humanitarian Response

$2,029,854,100

*These figures are current as of June 4, 2014

Current Syria Fact Sheet

Key Developments

In a June 26 briefing to the U.N. Security Council, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos declared that growing humanitarian needs among 10.8 million people in Syria—a 16 percent increase from previous estimates of 9.3 million people in need, including 4.7 million people in U.N.-identified hard-to-reach areas—are outpacing international humanitarian response efforts. Attacks on civilian infrastructure—such as public water systems—have increased in recent weeks, while insecurity, active conflict, and burdensome bureaucratic procedures continue to impede humanitarian access. Due to access constraints and fighting among armed actors, the U.N. provided food assistance to only 1 percent—approximately 2,470—of the 241,000 people living in areas designated by the U.N. as besieged, since May 20.

Since June 29, Syrian Arab Republic Government (SARG) forces have continued barrel bomb aerial attacks in the southern governorates of Dar’a and Rif Damascus, report relief organizations. Ongoing violence has hampered humanitarian access to several villages in conflict-affected areas of Dar’a since mid-May due to persistent insecurity. Relief organizations continue to monitor the security situation in southern Syria and identify opportunities to access populations in need.

The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) was unable to reach Al Hasakah Governorate with critical food assistance in June due to intense fighting among armed actors in the governorate and surrounding areas, constraints resulting from blocked access roads and border closures.


Previous Syria Fact Sheets

Syria – Complex Emergency

FY 2014

06/19/2014 Fact Sheet #17 (266kb PDF) Arabic Translation (545kb PDF) and map (570kb PDF)
06/04/2014 Fact Sheet #16 (162kb PDF) Arabic Translation (544kb PDF) and map (599kb PDF)
05/22/2014 Fact Sheet #15 (336kb PDF) Arabic Translation (550kb PDF) and map (602kb PDF)
05/08/2014 Fact Sheet #14 (344kb PDF) Arabic Translation (547kb PDF)and map (615kb PDF)
04/24/2014 Fact Sheet #13 (351kb PDF) Arabic Translation (585kb PDF) and map (602kb PDF)

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Last updated: July 07, 2014

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