This map presents a situational update of reported protests and violent clashes in cities and towns across the Syrian Arab Republic as reported on the first week of 2012, related to the flare-up of violence and the presence of Arab League observers. Also depicted are the cumulative numbers of reported deaths since March 2011 aggregated by Governorate, and Syrian refugee camps that have been opened along the border in Turkey and Lebanon. Further, the spatial distribution of the dominant ethnic/religious communities in the country has been included as background context to the larger social and political uprising occurring within the country. Event locations and figures presented in this map are based exclusively on a number of open reporting sources since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011 and have not been verified on the ground. It is possible that not all incident locations have been depicted. Please send feedback to UNITAR/UNOSAT.