Syria’s Refugee Crisis in Numbers



More than 4 million refugees from Syria (95%) are in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt:

  • Lebanon hosts approximately 1.2 million refugees from Syria which amounts to around one in five people in the country

  • Jordan hosts about 650,000 refugees from Syria, which amounts to about 10% of the population

  • Turkey hosts 1.9 million refugees from Syria, more than any other country worldwide

  • Iraq where 3 million people have been internally displaced in the last 18 months hosts 249,463 refugees from Syria

  • Egypt hosts 132,375 refugees from Syria


The UN humanitarian appeal for Syrian refugees is just 40% funded.

Funding shortages mean that the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive just $13.50 per month or less than half a dollar a day for food assistance.

More than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan living below the local poverty line.


Around 220,000 people have been killed and 12.8 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria


More than 50% of Syria’s population is currently displaced


In total, 104,410 resettlement places have been offered globally since the start of the Syria crisis, which equates to a mere 2.6% of the total population of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey.


400,000 people in the five main host countries – or 10% – are in need of resettlement according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

Amnesty International is calling for at least 10% of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees to be resettled from the main host countries by the end of 2016


  • Gulf countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees.


  • Other high income countries including Russia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea have also offered zero resettlement places.

  • Germany has pledged 35,000 places for Syrian refugees through its humanitarian admission program and individual sponsorship; about 75% of the EU total.

  • Germany and Sweden together have received 47% Syrian asylum applications in the EU between April 2011 and July 2015

  • Excluding Germany and Sweden, the remaining 26 EU countries have pledged around 8,700 resettlement places, or around 0.2% of Syrian refugees in the main host countries.

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7 thoughts on “Syria’s Refugee Crisis in Numbers

  1. What can we do as individuals? Can we start a "families helping families project". Syrians going to individuals instead of camps, where they never get out. Can Syrians get asylum here in the US?

  2. This savage world does not help the two walls of refugees …. It's crime of the century

  3. "Gulf countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees."

    Saudi Arabia claims they have taken 2.5 million already

  4. these people should be helped by the surrounding countries. and put back in their country when this war is over ! Not sending them to the western world. Want an end to this crisis? then stop bombing the country! stop blowing up their homes and businesses! put boots on the ground and eliminate the bad guy. sending theses unknown people to the western world will only cause more problems. we have enough people starving and homeless and out of work people in our own country and until our governments start taking care of its own people we should not be allowing any newcomers! the last thing the USA or Canada needs is more out of work un educated homeless people . WE HAVE PLENTY!

    • You are so ignorant. Refugees are not uneducated or homeless. They had schools, homes, families, jobs, and lives before the war took everything away from them. Everyone in the US is an immigrant, including you or your ancestors, and I'm sure they came for the opportunity for a better life, which is exactly what these refugees want too.

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