IDPs in Syria

Refugees in Syria

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People in Need in Syria JSON 
16,700,000
Last updated 10 Apr 2024
Source - Syria Humanitarian Response Plan
IDPs Population in Syria JSON 
7,248,188
Last updated 31 Jul 2023
Source - UNHCR, OCHA
IDP Returnees in Syria JSON 
155,325
Last updated 31 Jul 2023
Source - Syria Humanitarian Response Plan 
IDPs in Syria by Governorate JSON 
IDPs in Syria by Governorate
Location name Source Data date Population
Aleppo UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   22.6% 1,641,306
Homs UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   4.0% 290,269
Ar-Raqqa UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   2.1% 152,955
Idleb UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   29.1% 2,106,929
Hama UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   2.9% 212,582
Rural Damascus UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   13.6% 985,957
Damascus UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   8.1% 589,880
Quneitra UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   0.0% 3,373
Dar'a UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   0.9% 66,868
Tartous UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   2.4% 171,149
As-Sweida UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   1.0% 70,842
Lattakia UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   6.2% 447,336
Al-Hasakeh UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   4.7% 342,701
Deir-ez-Zor UNHCR, OCHA 31 Jul 2023   2.3% 166,041

Registered refugees and Asylum seekers in Syria JSON 
16,636
Last updated 31 Mar 2024
Source - UNHCR 
Refugees and Asylum seekers by country of origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
Iraq UNHCR 31 Mar 2024   78.8% 13,113
Afghanistan UNHCR 31 Mar 2024   8.1% 1,351
Sudan UNHCR 31 Mar 2024   5.3% 886
Others UNHCR 31 Mar 2024   3.9% 654
Yemen UNHCR 31 Mar 2024   2.2% 358
Somalia UNHCR 31 Mar 2024   1.6% 274


Refugees and Asylum seekers by Age and Gender JSON 
Source - UNHCR
Self-organized Refugee Returns to Syria 2016-2023 JSON 
398,433
Last updated 29 Feb 2024
Source - UNHCR 
Self-organized Refugee Returns to Syria by Year JSON 
* The numbers reported are only those verified or monitored by UNHCR and do not reflect the entire number of returns, which may be significantly higher.
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    UNHCR SYRIA ACHIEVEMENT DASHBOARD- DEC 2023

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    Impact of funding cuts on operations in the MENA region - Arabic

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    UNHCR SYRIA 2023 KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

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    UNHCR Syria Operational Update, Feb-Mar 2024

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    The Syria crisis entered its fourteenth year in March 2024. The UN estimates that 16.7 million people need humanitarian assistance across the country – a 9 per cent increase from 2023. The security...
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    UNHCR Syria - Partners Presence Who, What, and Where (3Ws) - October 2023

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    The decade-long crisis in Syria continues to affect millions of lives. According to the 2023 Humanitarian Needs Overview, some 15.3 million people need humanitarian assistance, a 9 per cent increase f...
    Publish date: 14 December 2023 (6 months ago)
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    UNHCR Syria Operational Update, Feb-Mar 2024

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    The Syria crisis entered its fourteenth year in March 2024. The UN estimates that 16.7 million people need humanitarian assistance across the country – a 9 per cent increase from 2023. The security...
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    UNHCR Syria Factsheet, Area-based Programming and Humanitarian Early Recovery

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    2024 Needs Overview Factsheet-Arabic

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    UNHCR Syria Achievements - September 2022

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    UNHCR Syria Achievements - Jun 2022

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    UNHCR Syria - Key Figures and Achievements
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    UNHCR Syria Achievements - March 2022

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    UNHCR Syria Achievements and Key Figures
    Publish date: 31 March 2022 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Syria Achievements- December 2021

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    UNHCR Syria - Key Figures and Achievements 2021
    Publish date: 31 December 2021 (2 years ago)
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    UNHCR Syria Population Overview Map 31 October 2023

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    UNHCR Syria Population Overview Map 31 October 2023
    Publish date: 20 November 2023 (7 months ago)
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    UNHCR Syria Population of Concern Overview Map- 31 December 2022

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    UNHCR Syria Population of Concern Overview Map- 31 December 2022
    Publish date: 31 January 2023 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR - Syria Presence Map

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    UNHCR - Syria Presence Map
    Publish date: 16 October 2022 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Syria Population of Concern Overview Map - 31 July 2022

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    Publish date: 1 August 2022 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR - Syria Partner Presence Map- 2022

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    UNHCR - Syria Partner Presence Map- 2022
    Publish date: 30 June 2022 (1 year ago)
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    Impact of funding cuts on operations in the MENA region - Arabic

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    Impact of funding cuts on operations in the MENA region - Arabic
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    UNHCR Syria- 2024 Needs Overview

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    The protracted crisis in Syria continues to affect millions of lives. The security situation in parts of the country remains unpredictable, and the economic situation is increasingly dire. ...
    Publish date: 21 February 2024 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR MENA - 2023 Regional Cash Assistance Report (January - June 2023)

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    UNHCR MENA - 2023 Regional Cash Assistance Report (January - June 2023)
    Publish date: 27 July 2023 (10 months ago)
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    Whole of Syria Emergency Response to the Earthquake - Update 7

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    Whole of Syria Emergency Response to the Earthquake - Update 7
    Publish date: 30 March 2023 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR MENA - 2023 Regional Cash Assistance Report (January - June 2023)

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    UNHCR MENA - 2023 Regional Cash Assistance Report (January - June 2023)
    Publish date: 27 July 2023 (10 months ago)
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    UNHCR MENA - 2022 Regional Cash Assistance Report (January - December 2022)

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    UNHCR MENA - 2022 Regional Cash Assistance Report (January - December 2022)
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    2024 MENA Needs Overview and the Implications of Underfunding [Arabic]

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    2023 Critical Funding Needs in the Middle East and North Africa - Arabic

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    2023 Critical Funding Needs in the Middle East and North Africa - Arabic
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    UNHCR Syria Emergency Response to Earthquake: Flash Update #12

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    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Türkiye at about 8 p.m. local time Monday 20 February, near its shared border with northern Syria. The quake, centered in Türkiye's Hatay province, was also ...
    Publish date: 20 February 2023 (1 year ago)
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    UNHCR Syria- 2024 Needs Overview

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    The protracted crisis in Syria continues to affect millions of lives. The security situation in parts of the country remains unpredictable, and the economic situation is increasingly dire. ...
    Publish date: 21 February 2024 (3 months ago)
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    UNHCR Syria: 2022 Strategy and Response Plan Overview

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    In 2022, UNHCR’s engagement maintains emergency response capacity and assistance to IDPs in protracted displacement, in parallel to strengthening access to protection and enhancing resilience of commu...
    Publish date: 31 March 2022 (2 years ago)
    Create date: 14 October 2022 (1 year ago)
  • Overview of Syria operation

    In 2024, 16.7 million people (8.4 million female, 8.3 million male) are assessed to need humanitarian assistance across Syria, up from 15.3 million in 2023. Of the 16.7 million people in need, 5.5 million are displaced, including over 2 million who live in last resort sites. In addition, as of end-January, some 18,512 refugees and asylum-seekers were registered with UNHCR in Syria. UNHCR provides protection and assistance to refugees, internally displaced people, returnees and stateless people based on identified needs and vulnerabilities.

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    Date of Funding Data 4 January 2023 (1 year ago)
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    Sewing her way to a better life: Enas’ story

    © UNHCR, 06 Oct 2023

    Enas, a mother of two children, succeeded in making a huge transition in her life – from a divorced woman living in destitution to an independent woman running a successful business and helping other women from her local community. Read more

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    UNHCR: Over 5 million may need shelter support in Syria after quake

    © UNHCR, 10 Feb 2023

    This is a summary of what was said by Sivanka Dhanapala, UNHCR Representative in Syria – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. He was speaking from Damascus. Read more

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    Everyone has a right to safety, and to access food – UNHCR’s Grandi’s message from Syria

    © UNHCR/Hameed Maarouf, 14 Sep 2022

    DAMASCUS, Syria – UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, urged much more support to address the staggering humanitarian needs in Syria after a visit to the country that ended today. Read more

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