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

6.5 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 2012-2015*

USAID/OFDA

$570,037,037

USAID/FFP

$1,104,580,890

State/PRM

$1,371,725,086

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

$3,046,343,013

*These figures are current as of November 24, 2014

Syria Fact Sheet, November 24, 2014

Key Developments

On November 22 in Istanbul, Turkey, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced nearly $135 million in new U.S. government (USG) funding to help respond to the ongoing emergency food needs inside Syria and in neighboring countries hosting Syrian refugees, bringing total USG humanitarian funding to the Syria crisis to more than $3 billion. Of the total new funding, USAID's Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) is providing nearly $132.9 million, including $55 million to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) for operations inside Syria and $70 million for WFP’s operations benefiting Syrian refugees. WFP’s operations, to which the USG remains the largest donor, feed millions of Syrians every month, including through household food ration deliveries inside Syria and distribution of food vouchers to refugees in neighboring countries, where the voucher program also bolsters local economies stressed by the refugee influx. USAID/FFP is also providing more than $7.8 million to other partners.

Humanitarian efforts to supply internally displaced persons in Syria with seasonally appropriate items for the winter months are under way. NGOs report that shelter, heating supplies, and warm clothing are the primary needs for vulnerable persons at present.


Previous Syria Fact Sheets

Syria – Complex Emergency

FY 2015
11/24/2014 Fact Sheet #2 (303kb 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: November 26, 2014

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