About 220,000 people have been killed and 12.8 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, according to a report by Amnesty International.
Since the start of the Syria crisis, the report shows that more than four million refugees from Syria (95%) are in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
Out of the four million, Lebanon hosts approximately 1.2 million refugees from Syria which amounts to one in five people in the country while Jordan hosts about 650,000, which amounts to about 10% of the population.
Turkey hosts 1.9 million refugees, more than any other country worldwide while Iraq where 3 million people have been internally displaced in the last 18 months hosts249, 463 refugees from Syria.
The report also shows that Egypt hosts 132,375 refugees from Syria. The UN humanitarian appeal for Syrian refugees is just 40% funded. Funding shortages mean that the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon receive just$13.50 per month or less than half a dollar a day for food assistance.
More than 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan living below the local poverty line while
More than 50% of Syria’s population is currently displaced. In total, 104,410 resettlement places have been offered globally since the start of the Syria crisis, which equates to a mere 2.6% of the total population of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey.
Amnesty International is calling for at least 10% of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees to be resettled from the main host countries by the end of 2016