Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Daily horrors, devastation and upheavals at an unimaginable scale makes Syria the largest humanitarian emergency of our era.

In its fifth year of brutal and bitter war, Syria is in ruins. Its people are on the run from a nightmare that seems to have no end. Millions of internally displaced people (IDPs) are trapped inside Syria, experiencing dire conditions. Millions of other Syrian refugees have overwhelmed neighbouring countries including Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt—their numbers and needs intensify daily.

UNHCR is coordinating a massive refugee response throughout the region and leading efforts to protect and provide shelter for those displaced inside Syria—working across borders to provide critical aid under extremely dangerous circumstances.

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million Syrians have fled their homes in search of safety in neighbouring countries

million new Syrian refugees were registered in 2014 alone

Syrian refugees are women and children

million men, women and children are displaced by violence inside of Syria

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Millions of Syrian refugees are struggling to survive, with no end in sight to the crisis. With your help and support, we can save lives today.

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Rebuilding Lives

Rebuilding Lives

Long after emergencies have left the headlines, UNHCR remains on the ground to help revive devastated communities and help displaced families return, recover and restart their lives.


Violent attacks have created new waves of displacement—creating a need for even more resources. Rapid response efforts are underway, including the distribution of basic relief items necessary for survival.