Humanitarian Crisis

In Syria the peaceful protests of the Arab Spring beginning of 2011 escalated into a military confrontation between troops of the government of President Bashar al-Assad and fighters of various opposition groups. Continuing to this day the Civil War induced one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes. Observers estimate that until April 2014 at least 150,000 people had lost their lives. According to UNOCHA 9.3 Million of the Syrian population (21.4 Million in total) are in need, 6.5 Million of them are internally displaced refugees and 2.5 Million people took refuge in neighboring countries and North Africa.

The UN described the refugee crisis as the worst since the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s.

The international humanitarian aid is coordinated by UNOCHA in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 46/182. The primary framework for this coordination is the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP) which appealed for USD $1.41 billion in 2013 to meet the humanitarian needs of Syrians affected by the conflict.

76% funding gap in the Syria Regional Response Plan for 2014! Please donate and help to meet the needs of the Syrian people. 

 

 

Source: http://syria.unocha.org/ [13.May2014]