The latest UNOCHA (United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs) statistics show that Syria is in utter turmoil, if in any doubt.
- People in need of humanitarian assistance:
March 2012 – 1 million / December 2015 – 13.5 million.
- People who fled the country:
March 2012 – 21,959 / December 2015 – 4.3 million.
- People internally displaced by violence:
Jan 2013 – 2 Million / December 2015 – 6.6 million.
The pre-war population in Syria stood at approximately 22 Million. It is estimated that over 250,000 people have been killed during the Syrian conflict and a further 1 Million people injured.
These figures vary, both higher and lower, depending on the Source and dates though the true figures are thought to be higher.
This includes civilians, government forces, opposition forces and associated militia groups of both sides. With Iranian, Lebanese, Iraqi, Kurdish, Russian, US, French, British and other forces also engaged in and over Syria, it seems these figures will only continue to rise daily until a deal is agreed.
Official UNOCHA Website link below: