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+ 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 December 12, 2014

Syria Fact Sheet, December 12, 2014

Key Developments

U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos briefed the U.N. Security Council on November 25 regarding the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 2165 and 2139. ERC Amos underscored that UNSCR 2165 has allowed U.N. agencies to access nearly all U.N.-identified hard-to-reach areas in the governorates of Aleppo, Al Qunaytirah, Dar’a, and Idlib, yet approximately 212,000 people remain besieged in the country and the U.N. has not reached more than two besieged locations during a single month since the July adoption of the resolution. ERC Amos requested that the Security Council continue to call for an end to bureaucratic challenges that hinder the delivery of humanitarian assistance, push for the inclusion of medical supplies in humanitarian convoys, and advocate for an end to all sieges.

Following its recent fundraising campaign, the World Food Program announced that its regional operation for the Syria crisis no longer faces imminent funding gaps that would have affected approximately 1.7 million refugees in countries neighboring Syria. The campaign, which raised more than $88 million, received a $52 million contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as commitments from several other donors and approximately $1.8 million from members of the public.

Previous Syria Fact Sheets

Syria – Complex Emergency

FY 2015
12/12/2014 Fact Sheet #3 (290kb 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)
09/05/2014 Fact Sheet #21 (269kb PDF) Arabic Translation (609kb PDF) and map (560kb PDF)

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Last updated: December 16, 2014

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