Nearly 5 years into the crisis in Syria, the country’s humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, with a devastating impact on the lives of millions of Syrians.
The conflict is estimated to have killed 250,000 people, injured more than 1.2 million, and left extensive contamination with explosive remnants, including improvised explosive devices.
Inside Syria, 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Over half of the population has been displaced, including 1.2 million people in 2015 alone, many for the second or third time. More than 4.2 million Syrians are now refugees.
Despite heightened insecurity and severe access constraints in Syria during 2015, nearly 6 million people received monthly food assistance and 4.4 million people received other assistance and shelter support. Over 9 million people received medical care, and more than 5 million children benefited from education support.
The UN has set its funding requirements for the 2016 Syria response (Syria and surrounding countries) at US$7.73 billion. An additional US$1.2 billion in funding required by affected regional governments as part of national response plans must be noted in considering the overall scope of refugee and resilience needs across affected countries.
The 2016 Syria response is comprised of:
For more information, please visit: http://unocha.org/syria