USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah talks with children in Oncupinar refugee camp on the Syrian border on November 27 during a visit to Turkey to discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria and assistance for those affected. (Adem Altan/AFP)
Syrian refugees collect water at the Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria. Photo: AFP/Khalil Mazraawi
A Syrian refugee walks with a water container in Kilis, Turkey at the border with Syria. Photo: AFP/Adem Altan
Syrian Red Crescent staff fill boxes of food at a distribution center for internally displaced people. Photo: AFP/STR
Syria has been embroiled in conflict since March 2011 when the Syrian government first began to crack down on non-violent demonstrations in the streets of Damascus. Since then, more than 1.2 million people have been displaced from their homes in Syria and almost 200,000 have fled to neighboring countries. USAID has been working closely with partners to provide humanitarian relief to the two and a half million Syrians in need.
For more information, click here for the USAID Crisis in Syria page. For email updates on USAID's humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria, sign up for the Assistance to Syrians mailing list.
Last updated: April 02, 2013