Syria

Numbers At A Glance

10.8 million

People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance in Syria

5.5 million

Children Affected by the Crisis in Syria

6.4 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.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced on September 12, 2014 the United States is providing nearly $500 million in additional humanitarian aid to help those affected by the war in Syria. Total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the conflict in March 2011 is now more than $2.9 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 - 2014*

USAID/OFDA

$570,019,529

USAID/FFP

$971,715,017

State/PRM

$1,359,865,086

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

$2,901,599,632

*These figures are current as of September 17, 2014

Syria Fact Sheet, September 12, 2014

Key Developments

On September 12, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced that the USG is providing nearly $500 million in additional humanitarian assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Syria, bringing total USG humanitarian assistance for the Syria response to more than $2.9 billion.

Through its implementing partners, the USG has assisted more than 5 million people inside Syria, as well as refugees in the region and the communities hosting them. Since the crisis began, the USG has provided more than $1.4 billion to assist refugees and host communities in the region and more than $1.4 billion to assist people in need across all 14 governorates inside Syria.

Of the newly announced funds, USAID/FFP is contributing more than $74.2 million for continued food assistance inside Syria and in the region through partnerships with the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

In addition, State/PRM is providing nearly $322 million in new funding to meet the urgent needs of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other persons of concern fleeing Syria including through education, shelter, emergency relief items, health services, gender-based violence prevention and response, psychosocial support activities, and WASH assistance. More than $69 million of the State/PRM assistance will support activities inside of Syria and more than $252 million will support humanitarian activities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

The additional funding also includes more than $98 million from USAID/OFDA to support health care services, the distribution of emergency relief items, WASH programs, and protection activities across the country.

Of the newly announced USG funding, more than $99.5 million supports existing humanitarian aid operations carried out by NGOs conducting cross-border relief efforts that assist millions of conflict-affected Syrians.


Previous Syria Fact Sheets

Syria – Complex Emergency

FY 2014

09/05/2014 Fact Sheet #21 (269kb PDF) and map (560kb PDF)
07/30/2014 Fact Sheet #20 (258kb PDF) Arabic Translation (582kb PDF) and map (544kb PDF)
07/17/2014 Fact Sheet #19 (306kb PDF) Arabic Translation (565kb PDF) and map (601kb PDF)
07/03/2014 Fact Sheet #18 (292kb PDF) Arabic Translation (570kb PDF) and map (545kb PDF)
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)

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Last updated: September 17, 2014

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