Accession Number : ADA584194


Title :   Syria: Overview of the Humanitarian Response


Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE


Personal Author(s) : Margesson, Rhoda ; Chesser, Susan G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a584194.pdf


Report Date : 04 Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The ongoing conflict in Syria has created one of the most pressing humanitarian crises in the world. An estimated 6.8 million people in Syria, almost one-third of the population, have been affected by the conflict, including more than 4.2 million displaced inside Syria (estimate as of August 15, 2013). On September 3, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that the number of Syrians displaced as refugees exceeded 2 million, with 97% fleeing to countries in the immediate surrounding region, including Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and other parts of North Africa. The situation is fluid and continues to worsen, while humanitarian needs are immense and increase daily.


Descriptors :   *HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , CONFLICT , EMERGENCIES , ESTIMATES , POPULATION , PRESSING(FORMING) , SYRIA


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE