<strong>Omar and his family</strong>
Omar and his family, Tailor
1,315 kms from home
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<strong>Omar Osman</strong>
Omar Osman, Tailor
1,468 kms from home
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<strong>Ali and his family</strong>
Ali and his family
1,185 kms from home
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<strong>Sameh, Marah and Majd </strong>
Sameh, Marah and Majd
2,922 kms from home
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As the crisis in Syria enters its 10th year, millions remain in need of life­saving assistance. Following renewed surges of conflict, the UN estimates over 11 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian support inside Syria, 4.65 million of whom face acute needs.

While nearly 176,000 Syrians returned to their homes between January and April 2020 - most from internal displacement – 1.2 million were newly displaced during this period. Over 6.6 million Syrians remain internally displaced and 5.6 million are registered as refugees across the region.

As the impact of the crisis continues to deepen, compounded by economic difficulties and a growing COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 70 per cent of households inside Syria are vulnerable or extremely vulnerable. In neighboring countries of Syria, a large majority of refugees live below the poverty line.

IOM remains committed to support vulnerable populations inside Syria and across the region with life-saving and sustaining assistance ranging from emergency distributions and site support to livelihoods development.

Last updated: June 2020


Population (2015):18.5 million
Area:185,180 km sq
Languages :Arabic
Currency:Syrian Pound (SYP)
HDI Rank (2014):134 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 1,623 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):9.5 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):4.7%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):48.9%
Population under 15 (2015):37.1%

International Organizaition for Migration (IOM)
Syrian Arab Republic

For further information, please contact the IOM Syria Crisis Coordination team at [email protected] or +41 22 717 9946.