Four out of five Syrians live in poverty, misery and deprivation. Since the start of the conflict in Syria, more than 11.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes, including 3.9 million who fled to neighbouring countries, and more than 12 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance inside Syria alone – an increase of 30 percent compared to one year ago
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remarked, Syrians “are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. The violence has left so many Syrians without homes, without schools, without hospitals, and without hope.”
Valerie Amos, the outgoing under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said people have experienced “breathtaking levels of violence and savagery in Syria.”
EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides said the situation in Syria is worsening every day and it is becoming increasingly difficult for humanitarian organisations to reach those in need.