Syrian Arab Republic

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Crisis Overview

Syria is one of the most complex and dynamic humanitarian crises in the world today. Since March 2011, over a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed and over one million have been injured. 4.8 million Syrians have been forced to leave the country, and 6.5 million are internally displaced, making Syria the largest displacement crisis globally. More >>


Humanitarian Coordinator

Yacoub El Hillo was appointed as UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for the Syrian Arab Republic in August 2013 after having served as UNHCR’s Director of the Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa at Headquarters in Geneva since 2010.

Regional Humanitarian Coordinator

Kevin Kennedy has been a part of the United Nations since 1993 and brings with him extensive experience organizing the international community’s response to humanitarian emergencies worldwide at the strategic, political, policy, and field levels.

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