Robert M. Danin

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Syria by the Numbers II

by Robert M. Danin
August 1, 2012

A man writes names on fresh graves of people whom activists say were killed by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, after their funeral at the Qusseer neighbourhood of Homs on July 19, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters). A man writes names on fresh graves of people whom activists say were killed by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, after their funeral at the Qusseer neighbourhood of Homs on July 19, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

Length of Conflict

17 months

Deaths

Total opposition deaths: 17,778 - 22,601
Civilians: 16,03220,958
Children: 1662 - 1754
Opposition military: 16431746

Deaths by Province

Homs: 5670 - 7242
Idleb: 3500 – 2614
Hama: 1997 – 2571
Daraa: 1755 – 2254
Rural Damascus: 2233 – 2982
Deir Ezzor: 1094 – 1285
Damascus: 742 – 791
Aleppo: 1038 – 1276
Latakia: 361 – 432
Hasaka: 121 – 85
Tartous: 37 – 71
Raqqa: 68 – 71
Qunaitera: 32 – 28
Swuaida: 16 – 13

(Sources: Syrian for Human Rights Network and Syrian Shuhada)

UN Registered Refugees

Total refugees assisted by the UN in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq: 122,253

Refugees in Turkey: 44,188
Refugees in Jordan: 36,824
Refugees in Lebanon: 32,796
Refugees in Iraq: 8,445

Estimated Number of Refugees

Estimated total number of refugees: 276,000

Refugees in Turkey: 70,000
Refugees in Jordan: 140,000
Refugees in Lebanon: 31,000
Refugees in Iraq: 11,000

Internally Displaced 

Estimated total number of displaced Syrians: 1,550,000

Aid

UN agencies’ Syria Response Plan: $180 million
Percent funded: 35%

Deaths Last Week

Number of Syrians killed last week: 1,455
Daily average of Syrians killed last week: 208

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  • Posted by Peter Duveen

    If the United States ceases its efforts to destablize Iran, there will be a rapid de-escalation of the violence and a drop in casualties.

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