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Syria Humanitarian Needs Overview | 26 April 2013

The humanitarian situation in Syria is catastrophic and continues to deteriorate at a rapid pace. Fierce fighting across large parts of the country has led to massive displacement and mounting refugee outflows. Almost 80,000 people have been killed since the conflict began two years ago. An estimated 6.8 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the entire population, now require humanitarian assistance, including 4.25 million internally displaced people. This marks an increase of 5.5 million affected people since March 2012. About 3.1 million, or some 50 per cent of those who require assistance, are children.

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Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
27 Apr 2013
Document type: 
Humanitarian Needs Overview
Theme(s): 
Conflict