Syria

Syria Humanitarian Assistance
More than 12 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance
AFP Photo/Adem Altan

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.

HUMANITARIAN FUNDING TO SYRIA HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE FY 2012-2015*

USAID/OFDA

$684,091,967

USAID/FFP

$1,467,621,303

State/PRM

$1,893,855,086

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

$4,045,568,356

*These figures are current as of June 25, 2015

Syria Fact Sheet, June 25, 2015

Key Developments

On June 25, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice announced more than $360 million in new U.S. funding to respond to urgent humanitarian needs, including for food assistance, health care, safe drinking water, and shelter support, in Syria and neighboring countries. The announcement—made at a White House commemoration ceremony for World Refugee Day— brings the total U.S. humanitarian funding for Syria to more than $4 billion since 2011.

Attacks on medical facilities continue to present significant security concerns for humanitarian organizations. On June 17, representatives of humanitarian organizations testified before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs highlighting the number of airstrikes on medical facilities across Syria, including 36 attacks targeting hospitals, health facilities, and aid convoys in May and June. In addition, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported 13 airstrikes on health facilities in Idlib since April 1. To avoid airstrikes, medical facilities in Syria are increasingly located underground, and many organizations are no longer posting international organization insignia on facilities.

The OCHA-led Kobane Working Group—comprising humanitarian and de-mining nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)—released its initial assessment of the conditions in Aleppo Governorate’s city of Kobane on May 6, following the February retreat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the city. The group reported that fighting had destroyed nearly 50 percent of the city’s buildings and infrastructure and 80 percent of agricultural resources. Of the estimated 192,000 people who fled to Turkey during the fighting, approximately 62,500 people have returned to Kobane and neighboring areas, despite the extensive presence of unexploded ordnance and landmines in both rural and urban settings. Humanitarian organizations continue preparedness.


Previous Syria Fact Sheets

Syria – Complex Emergency

FY 2015
06/25/2015 Fact Sheet #5 (395kb PDF) and map (636kb PDF)
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)

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Last updated: July 07, 2015

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