The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) recently announced that the death toll from Syria’s conflict now exceeds 230,000 people. In May 2014, SOHR had put the death toll at 160,000 people, indicating more than 70,000 people killed in Syria over the past year alone.
Since June 2012, Middle East Matters has tracked the data from Syria’s brutal conflict. To see just how dramatically the war has affected Syria and the Syrian people since we started doing this three years ago, compare the figures below with the corresponding numbers for the months May 2014, February 2014, September 2013, May 2013, October 2012, August 2012, and June 2012.
Our sources include the Violations Documentation Center in Syria (VDC), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), and the Syrian Revolution Martyr Database, as well as refugee numbers from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
Length of Conflict
4 years, 3 months (51 months total)
Total estimated deaths: 230,618**
Total estimated regime deaths: 18,476
**Estimated deaths as of June 8, 2015, by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Deaths by Province
UN Syrian Refugees – Registered or Waiting to be Registered
Total number of refugees registered or awaiting registration by the UN: 3,980,623
Persons awaiting registration: 0
Total number of registered refugees: 1,761,486
Total number of registered refugees: 628,160
Total number of registered refugees: 1,183,327
Total number of registered refugees: 249,266
Total number of registered refugees: 134,329
Internally Displaced Persons in Syria
Total funding requirements for 2015 (as estimated by UNHCR): $4,533,248,258
Total funded for 2015: $924,081,931