SYRIA: By the Numbers


Year the Al-Assad family took power in Syria



Year that Syria was placed on the U.S. State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism




22.5 million


Estimated population of Syria






Estimated number killed since April 2011






Estimated number killed during Aug. 21 chemical attacks






Number of Syrian refugees recorded by United Nations






Estimated number of new refugees leaving Syria every day


5 million***


Estimated number of internally displaced persons in Syria



6.8 million***


People in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria




1 billion***


Estimated amount of humanitarian aid sent to Syria by the United States since uprising began



** United Nations estimates






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