As the Syria crisis enters its tenth year, the humanitarian situation is more difficult than ever. An estimated 13 million people need humanitarian assistance and more than half of the population remains displaced from their homes – including 6.6 million refugees living in neighboring countries and another 6.7 million internally displaced inside Syria. Women and children comprise more than two thirds of those displaced.
Over the years Syrians have shown remarkable resilience, but as war continues, hope is fading fast. More than 70 percent of Syrian refugees are living below the poverty line and an additional one million have been pushed into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sources: UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), International Organization of Migration (IOM)