Syrian Arab Republic

"We are closer than ever to losing a whole generation of children to despair,
illiteracy and darkness".

Kevin M. Kennedy, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria crisis


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Crisis Overview

In the absence of a political solution, human rights violations and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international law, international humanitarian law, and human rights law. Over 250,000 people have been killed and over one million injured. More than half of all Syrians have been forced to leave their homes, often multiple times, making Syria the largest displacement crisis globally. More >>

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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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