<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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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


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 scc@iom.int or +41 22 717 9946.