Eleven Years of War in Syria Displaced 6.9 Million People while 91% Syrians Live Below Poverty Line: Report

The Syrian Response Coordinators Group said that over 6.9 million people have been internally displaced while 91% others are living below poverty line due to the ongoing 11 years of war in the country.

Another 6.6 million people have taken refuge in foreign countries and the number of displaced Syrians living in camps has reached 1.9 million, the group said in a statement.

“More than three million people have reached the stage of starvation, while 2.65 million Syrian children have dropped out of education as a result of direct war,” it added.

The Coordinators Group also said that more than 1.8 million civilians were wounded in the military operations during this over one decade of war, while 232,000 of them have become people with special needs.

Until the end of 2021, the price of basic materials has also doubled more than 140 times and the losses of the local currency have increased more than 98 times, according to the statement.

The group said that the economy of the war-hit country was devastated by the war with massive destruction of infrastructure worth $120 billion. As per the UN estimation, the rebuilding of Syria would need around $250-400 billion.

500,000 people have lost their lives and 13.2 million displaced since the eruption of war in Syria in 2011, the statement added.

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