syria regional crisis emergency appeal 2018 - fact sheet

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The conflict in Syria continues to disrupt the lives of civilians, resulting in death and injuries, internal displacement, extensive damage to civilian infrastructure and persistent humanitarian needs. Affected communities suffer indiscriminate violence, restrictions on their freedom of movement and continued violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

Palestinians are among those worst affected by the conflict. Of the estimated 438,000 Palestine refugees remaining inside Syria, over 95 percent (418,000) are in critical need of sustained humanitarian assistance. Almost 254,000 are internally displaced, and an estimated 56,600 are trapped in hard-to-reach or inaccessible locations.

Making of music, Sahnaya al-Muhdatheh School, Rif Damascus. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Taghrid Mohammad