Numbers At A Glance

12.2 million

People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance in Syria

5.5 million

Children Affected by the Crisis in Syria

7.6 million

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Syria

3.9 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.

Total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the conflict in March 2011 is now more than $3 billion. The United States remains the single-largest donor of humanitarian aid for those affected by Syria crisis, which has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.








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


*These figures are current as of March 31, 2015

Syria Fact Sheet, March 31, 2015

Key Developments

On March 31, U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Samantha Power announced more than $507.8 million in new U.S. government (USG) funding to meet urgent humanitarian needs in Syria and neighboring countries. The announcement, made at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait City, Kuwait, brings the total USG humanitarian funding for Syria to nearly $3.7 billion since 2011. The conference served as a platform for UN member states and regional organizations to pledge support to the 2015 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan and the Strategic Response Plan for Syria, which requests $5.5 billion and $2.9 billion in humanitarian funding, respectively.

March 2015 marks the four-year anniversary of the start of the Syria crisis, which has resulted in the deaths of more than 220,000 Syrians and has displaced more than 11 million people, including 7.6 million people internally and more than 3.9 million people to neighboring countries. An estimated 12.2 million people in Syria—out of total population of 18 million—are in need of emergency relief assistance, representing a nearly 30 percent increase since March 2014, according to the UN.

Following attempts by the UN to negotiate a freeze in hostilities in the city of Aleppo, the city experienced renewed, heavy fighting between Syrian Arab Republic Government and opposition forces in early March. The UN and other relief organizations have assessed needs and developed humanitarian response strategies to respond rapidly in the event that a freeze of the conflict in Aleppo took hold.

Previous Syria Fact Sheets

Syria – Complex Emergency

FY 2015
01/22/2015 Fact Sheet #4 (303kb PDF) Arabic Translation (690kb PDF) and map (620kb PDF)
12/12/2014 Fact Sheet #3 (290kb PDF) Arabic Translation (672kb PDF) and map (609kb PDF)
11/24/2014 Fact Sheet #2 (303kb PDF) Arabic Translation (687kb PDF) and map (630kb PDF)
10/24/2014 Fact Sheet #1 (285kb PDF) and map (558kb PDF)

FY 2014
09/12/2014 Fact Sheet #22 (263kb PDF) Arabic Translation (582kb PDF) and map (566kb PDF)

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Last updated: March 31, 2015

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