The escalation of conflict in northern Syria risks causing more human suffering and adding new displacement to what is already the largest displacement crisis in the world. We are monitoring the situation and remain ready to assist those most in need, but we can’t do this alone.
After eight year of conflict, Syria remains the largest refugee crisis in the world, with 5.6 million Syrian refugees hosted in the region. Over 6.2 million more are displaced inside Syria according to the UN estimates.
UNHCR has been supporting Syrian refugees and internally displaced people since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, and we continue to provide life-saving protection and assistance to those in need, mostly women and children.
We are closely monitoring the situation are remain ready to respond with our humanitarian partners should the conditions deteriorate. The needs are likely to rise, but our response for the Syria crisis at regional level is only 35% funded so far. We cannot do this alone.
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"Much more humanitarian aid is needed, and above all, a political settlement to this conflict must be found."
Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Special Envoy