The stark statistics that summarise the appalling tragedy of Syria

  • 470,000 have been killed
  • 1.88 million have been wounded
  • 11.5% of the population has been killed or injured
  • 6.36 million have been displaced internally
  • More than 4 million have been displaced¬†abroad
  • 45% of the population has been displaced overall
  • About 13.8 million have lost their source of livelihood
  • Consumer prices rose 53% last year
  • Poverty increased by 85% in 2015 alone
  • Life expectancy has fallen from 70 in 2010 to 55.4 in 2015
  • Overall economic losses are estimated at $255 billion (¬£176 billion)

These statistics are taken from a new report entitled “Confronting Fragmentation” produced by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR).

My heart bleeds especially for the people of Syria because, just a couple of weeks before the civil war began, we had a holiday in Syria which included time in the currently besieged city of Aleppo.


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