Robert M. Danin

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Syria by the Numbers III*

by Robert M. Danin
October 10, 2012

Relatives carry the coffin of a victim during a funeral procession at a cemetery in the border town of Akcakale on October 4, 2012 (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters). Relatives carry the coffin of a victim during a funeral procession at a cemetery in the border town of Akcakale on October 4, 2012 (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters).

Length of Conflict

19 month

Deaths

Total opposition deaths: 29,23435,323
Civilan: 25,66032,419
Children: 2,7482,818
Opposition military: 2,904 – 3,574

Deaths by Province

Homs: 6,642 – 8,096
Idleb: 3,827 – 4,710
Hama: 2,564 – 3,172
Daraa: 2,839 – 3,327
Rural Damascus: 5,270 – 6,243
Deir Ezzor: 2,173 – 2,416
Damascus: 1,785 – 2,439
Aleppo: 3,200 – 3,912
Latakia: 516 – 600
Hasaka: 111 – 142
Tartous: 51 – 75
Raqqa: 133 – 147
Qunaitera: 52 – 68
Swuaida: 22 – 24

(Sources: Center For Documentation of Violations in Syria and Syrian Shuhada)

UN Refugees – Registered or Waiting to be Registered

Total refugees registered or awaiting registration by the UN in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq: 311,500
Refugees in Turkey: 96,397
Refugees in Jordan: 103,488
Refugees in Lebanon: 80,800
Refugees in Iraq:  36,500

Projected Number of Refugees by End of Year

710,000

Estimated Number of Refugees

Estimated total number of refugees: over 300,000
Refugees in Turkey: 133,000
Refugees in Jordan: 180,000
Refugees in Lebanon: 85,200
Refugees in Iraq:  36,500

Internally Displaced

Estimated total number of displaced Syrians: 1.5 – 2 million

Aid

UNHCR Syria Regional Response Plan updated requirements: $487.9 million
Percent funded: 29 percent

*Middle East Matters posted corresponding statistics for the months of June here and August here

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