Syria Humanitarian Assistance
More than 12 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance
AFP Photo/Adem Altan

Numbers At A Glance

12.2 million

People in Need of Humanitarian Assistance in Syria

5.5 million

Children Affected by the Crisis in Syria

7.6 million

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Syria

4 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.

Total U.S. humanitarian assistance since the start of the conflict in March 2011 is now more than $3 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.








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


*These figures are current as of August 4, 2015

Syria Fact Sheet, August 4, 2015

Key Developments

On July 31, USAID's Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) announced $65 million in new funding for the UN World Food Program (WFP) Syria response, which every month provides emergency food assistance to approximately 4 million people inside Syria and approximately 1.6 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. Of the $65 million, USAID/FFP allocated $47 million for WFP regional refugee operations, primarily in Jordan and Lebanon, and $18 million for WFP operations inside Syria. The funding helps avert cuts in WFP assistance, due to persistent funding shortfalls, that would otherwise have begun this month.

As of June 30, the conflict in Syria had killed nearly 11,100 people in 2015, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights. Attacks by the Syrian Arab Republic Government (SARG) and pro-SARG forces account for the majority of deaths, including nearly 7,000 civilians. In addition, attacks by armed groups have resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 civilians; of these, an estimated 945 deaths resulted from attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). At least half of the 230,000 deaths in Syria recorded since the conflict began in 2011 are civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports. In July, the SARG conducted nearly 6,700 airstrikes, including more than 3,600 barrel bomb attacks, killing approximately 800 civilians and injuring at least 3,000, according to SOHR.

The number of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to neighboring countries exceeded four million on July 9, confirming the crisis as the world’s largest refugee crisis under the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees mandate in nearly a quarter of a century. The latest increase in Turkey’s refugee registration numbers—from 1.77 million in mid-June to 1.8 million in early July—propelled the regional total to more than four million. Turkey is hosting nearly 45 percent of the Syrian refugees in the region.

Previous Syria Fact Sheets

Syria – Complex Emergency

FY 2015
06/25/2015 Fact Sheet #6 (1mb PDF) Arabic Translation (753kb PDF) and map (623kb PDF)
03/31/2015 Fact Sheet #5 (395kb PDF) and map (636kb PDF)
01/22/2015 Fact Sheet #4 (303kb PDF) Arabic Translation (690kb PDF) and map (620kb PDF)
12/12/2014 Fact Sheet #3 (290kb PDF) Arabic Translation (672kb PDF) and map (609kb PDF)
11/24/2014 Fact Sheet #2 (303kb PDF) Arabic Translation (687kb PDF) and map (630kb PDF)

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Last updated: August 19, 2015

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