There is a huge humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. Eight years of war in Syria have left an indelible mark on this nation, and have created poverty, deprivation, and suffering on a enormous scale.  

These figures below are taken from UN OCHA Humanitarian Needs Overview 2019. Although the report has limitations as accurate statistics are difficult to gain in the current climate in Syria, it goes some way to giving a picture of the scale of the needs.



  • 11.7 million people in need, of 5 million are in acute need.

  • 13.2 million people in need of health assistance.

  • 6.2 million internally displaced people (IDP's), many of whom are sheltering in damaged and destroyed buildings, schools, makeshift structures, and informal settlements.

  • 871,150 people living in ‘last resort sites’ including collective centres, reception and transit centres, camps and informal settlements.

  • 6.5 million people are food insecure.

  • 146,898 will become acutely malnourished during 2019.

  • 3 million people living with a disability in Syria.

  • 46% health facilities are not fully functional.

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