Eight years into the armed conflict, the Syrian Arab Republic is still one of the largest and most complex crises globally. Over I I million people are still in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, including 5.7 million people who have been displaced, many of them multiple times. In addition, there are over 5.6 million registered Syrian refugees, including 2.6 million children, in a region faced with deepening economic, social, and development challenges. Sustained humanitarian access to people in need inside Syria remains difficult, with 1.1 million people living in UN-designated hard-to-reach areas.
While nearly 1.3 million Syrians, mostly internally displaced, returned home in 2018, an estimated I .4 million people were newly displaced in the same period, highlighting the continued insecurity in many parts of the country.
IOM continues to provide life-saving and sustaining assistance, integrated protection, and early recovery and resilience support to displaced Syrians and host communities inside Syria and across the region.
Last updated: March 2019