The conflict in Syria continues to take a drastic toll on the lives of the Syrian people and to drive an unprecedented humanitarian and protection crisis: some 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection services, including 5.7 million people in need of immediate life-saving assistance. Despite increased cross-line access to besieged and hard-to-reach areas during the first half of 2016, the scale of needs in Syria remains overwhelming. As of January 2017, 4.72 million people are living in hard-to-reach locations across Syria, including 643,780 people living in besieged locations. Over 7 million people are unable to obtain the basic food required to meet their needs and two thirds of the population do not have consistent access to safe drinking water. Access to essential services remains severely disrupted, with health facilities, schools and other essential services operating at reduced capacity or closed, despite ever-growing demand. The conflict in Syria has resulted in extreme poverty and deep economic recession, further contributing to the severe vulnerability of civilians across the country.
This dashboard covers the humanitarian response for January-December 2016, using data as of March 2017
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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