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

2.9 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.

Nearly 11 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 3 million people have fled to the neighboring countries.

Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced on July 30, 2014 the United States will provide $378 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 $2.4 billion to help those suffering inside Syria, as well as refugees and host communities in the neighboring countries. Of that total, nearly $438 million is supporting cross-border assistance through non-governmental organizations to reach the children, women, and men residing in areas outside of the regime’s control.

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

$472,072,924

USAID/FFP

$897,505,844

State/PRM

$1,038,058,549

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

$2,407,637,317

*These figures are current as of July 30, 2014

Current Syria Fact Sheet

Key Developments

On July 30, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced that the USG is providing nearly $378 million in additional humanitarian assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Syria. The total includes approximately $191 million from USAID/FFP for continued food assistance; $152 million from State/PRM for reproductive health services, gender-based violence response, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance, as well as other activities to meet urgent needs of refugees and other persons of concern from Syria; and $35 million from USAID/OFDA for health care services, emergency relief items, and WASH support. This additional funding brings the USG’s total humanitarian assistance for Syria to more than $2.4 billion since the crisis began. Through its implementing partners, the USG is assisting more than 4.7 million people inside Syria, as well as helping to assist the nearly 3 million refugees in the region and the communities hosting them.

Of the newly announced USG humanitarian assistance, nearly $36 million supports existing humanitarian aid operations carried out by NGOs conducting cross-border relief efforts to assist millions of conflict-affected Syrians living in areas unreachable otherwise due to insecurity and logistical constraints. Since 2012, the USG has provided nearly $438 million to NGOs for cross-border humanitarian assistance.

On July 24, the U.N. sent its first cross-border convoy following the passage of UNSCR 2165, which authorized U.N. cross-border and cross-line delivery of humanitarian aid to conflict-affected populations without specific approval from the Syrian Arab Republic Government (SARG). The convoy traveled from Turkey into Syria through the Bab al-Salaam–Kilis border crossing. The convoy comprised nine trucks carrying U.N. humanitarian relief supplies, including food, as well as shelter, water purification, and sanitation supplies, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).


Previous Syria Fact Sheets

Syria – Complex Emergency

FY 2014

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: July 30, 2014

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