AFAD says 13 million Syrians receiving aid

AFAD releases new data indicating 13 million Syrians receiving humanitarian aid

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Displaced Syrian children queue up to receive food aid in the northwestern city of Aleppo on September 7, 2015.

Updated Feb 12, 2016

Turkey’s Prime Ministry Disaster & Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) released data on Tuesday revealing that over 13 million Syrians have benefited from humanitarian aid since the start of the war in the country 2011.

According to the authority, 13.5 million people in Syria out of the country's 23-million-strong population have been in need of humanitarian aid since 2011 when the Syrian civil war started.

Among the six million people displaced by the conflict, 4.3 million have fled to neighbouring countries including Turkey.

Having contributed nearly $9 billion to humanitarian aid in relation to the Syrian crisis, Turkish aid to Syrian refugees has been 20 times more than that provided by international organisations, AFAD said.

With 2.6 million Syrian refugees and 26 different camps situated in Turkey, the country hosts the largest refugee population in the world.


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