SYRIA: By the Numbers

1970*

Year the Al-Assad family took power in Syria

 

1979*

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

 

 

 

100,000**

 

Estimated number killed since April 2011

 

 

 

1,300**

 

Estimated number killed during Aug. 21 chemical attacks

 

 

 

2,047,600**

 

Number of Syrian refugees recorded by United Nations

 

 

 

5,000**

 

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

 

*ciafactbook.gov

** United Nations estimates

*** usaid.gov/crisis/Syria

 

 

 

 

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