Syria Four Years On - An Unimaginable Toll

210,060 people have died.

That’s 145 deaths a day.

Six every hour.
— Syrian Observatory of Human Rights
   A soldier at Atme camp for internally displaced Syrians near the Turkish border.    © Jodi Hilton/IRIN

A soldier at Atme camp for internally displaced Syrians near the Turkish border. © Jodi Hilton/IRIN

Another 200,000 have died

from non-communicable diseases.

Thousands of these could have been saved

if they had received basic medical treatment.
— American University of Beirut

These satellite images, taken at different times in the war and released by #WithSyria, show how up to 83 percent of the lights in the country have gone out over four years.

1.5 million have been injured or disabled.
— Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
  A young Syrian child peers out of a window in Lebanon's Beka'a Valley.  Christina Malkoun/IRIN

A young Syrian child peers out of a window in Lebanon's Beka'a Valley. Christina Malkoun/IRIN

 
3.9 million have fled to neighbouring countries.

109 every hour since the crisis began.
— UNHCR
   This Syrian refugee family of five were about to be evicted from their small, cold room in al Marj village, in Lebanon's Beka'a Valley because they could barely afford to pay the rent.    © Christina Malkoun/IRIN

This Syrian refugee family of five were about to be evicted from their small, cold room in al Marj village, in Lebanon's Beka'a Valley because they could barely afford to pay the rent. © Christina Malkoun/IRIN

At least 7.6 million have been displaced within Syria.
— UN OCHA
   Children at Atme camp for displaced people in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey.    © Jodi Hilton/IRIN

Children at Atme camp for displaced people in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey. © Jodi Hilton/IRIN

240,000 people are living under siege.

The number of people living in areas difficult or

impossible for aid agencies has doubled in the last

year to 4.8 million.

UN convoys reached only 1.1 million people in such areas in 2014.
— UN OCHA and Failing Syria report
  18,000 Palestinian refugees remain trapped in the Yarmouk neighbourhood of Damascus.  UNRWA USA

18,000 Palestinian refugees remain trapped in the Yarmouk neighbourhood of Damascus. UNRWA USA

Two thirds of the population are living in extreme poverty
— Syrian Centre for Policy Research
  Many Syrians who cross the border into Jordan, do so without shoes.   UNHCR/ G. Beals

Many Syrians who cross the border into Jordan, do so without shoes. UNHCR/ G. Beals

Half of school-age children are not going to school
— Syrian Centre for Policy Research
  A makeshift tent school for Syrian children in Jordan.   UNHCR/ S. Baldwin

A makeshift tent school for Syrian children in Jordan. UNHCR/ S. Baldwin

Average life expectancy was 76 in 2010

By the end of 2014 it was 56
— Syrian Centre for Policy Research
  Jalila's daughter-in-law, Amal died while giving birth.   “We took her to the hospital and there was nothing wrong with her. After the birth, they showed us the babies but they didn’t bring Amal out."   UNHCR/A. McConnel

Jalila's daughter-in-law, Amal died while giving birth. “We took her to the hospital and there was nothing wrong with her. After the birth, they showed us the babies but they didn’t bring Amal out." UNHCR/A. McConnel

While funding has increased, needs have grown faster.

UN-led appeals for funding to respond to the Syrian crisis were 58 percent

funded in 2014, compared to 70 and 71 percent in previous years.
— UN Financial Tracking Service

Compiled by Kristy Siegfried and Joe Dyke