Inside Syria, there are:

  • 15.3 million people in need
  • 6.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs)

Additionally, 5.4 million Syrian refugees are registered in host countries across the region.

 In the region, there are:

  • 3.5 million in Türkiye (as 19 January 2023)
  • 814,715 in Lebanon (as of 31 December 2022)
  • 661,670 in Jordan (as of 31 January 2023)
  • 258,541 in Iraq (as of 31 December 2022)
  • 145,157 in Egypt (as of 30 November 2022)

All refugee figures are based on the most recent updates provided by UNHCR, available here

After 12 years of conflict, the crisis in Syria continues to affect the lives of millions. 6.6 million people are internally displaced country-wide, while 6.8 million Syrians remain as refugees in Türkiye, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. 

Affected populations face mounting challenges due to prolonged and protracted displacement, poor living conditions, restricted economic opportunities, and limited humanitarian access. These conditions have been made worse by the ongoing financial crises, exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of affected populations. 

Humanitarian needs in Northwest Syria (NWS) are especially dire, where more than 4.1 million people continue to need humanitarian assistance, 97 per cent of the population lives in extreme poverty and over 80 per cent is food insecure. Displaced persons continue to endure extremely difficult living conditions, with limited access to basic needs, livelihood, health, and WASH facilities.

IOM responds to support resilience and decrease dependency for displaced Syrians and host communities, who together face a compounding and multifaceted crisis. IOM assistance is needs-based, inclusive, and principled upon the Humanitarian Imperative above all else.

  • Kuwait
  • European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)
  • Qatar
  • United States of America
  • Republic of Korea
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Syria Cross-border Humanitarian Fund (SCHF)
  • France
Humanitarian Response in Syria and Neighboring Countries

IOM and its partners continue to provide assistance to the most vulnerable, though the scale of need far outweighs available resources. IOM support ranges from the provision of lifesaving assistance such as shelter, food, water, and healthcare, to increasing access to basic services, livelihoods, education, legal aid, psychosocial support, and social cohesion.

IOM partnered with local and international organizations to provide this support, coordinating closely with the communities served while supporting the capacity of local and national institutions. IOM also continued to advocate for greater international commitment to address the needs of those most affected by this crisis.

While humanitarian needs both in Syria and in refugee hosting areas are at an all-time high, access and resources continue to decrease. IOM and its partners remain committed to deliver assistance to populations in need and will continue to engage with stakeholders at all levels to ensure a meaningful response.

For more information, please refer to the 2022 Appeal and the IOM Humanitarian Compendium for Syria.