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Syrians at the berm: surviving in nightmarish conditions and with an uncertain status

Tens of thousands of Syrians are stuck in no man’s land in between Jordan and Syria and their situation is far beyond desperate. They live, or rather survive, in the berm, a strip of land between two man-made barriers of sand, a rocky desert with no vegetation, no water and one of the harshest climates on earth. Only a few outsiders have ever had the chance to visit it.

04 October 2017 | Blog Post

Displacement in Syria as of 21 October 2014

Latest IDMC overview on forced displacement in Syria, from 2011 to the end of 2014.

21 October 2014 | Map

Syria: Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state

Once a stable middle-income country that hosted refugees from all over the region and beyond just four years ago, Syria is now experiencing a displacement and protection crisis of a magnitude the world has not seen for many years.

21 October 2014 | Overview

IDMC’s annual flagship report reveals record breaking IDP figures for second year running

IDMC reveals 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict in 2013, with a full 63% in just 5 countries.

14 May 2014 | Blog Post

With 1 family displaced every 60 seconds in Syria, there’s no more time for diplomatic delay

Each day, 9,500 civilians are forced to flee their homes in Syria – that’s one family every minute.* Three years after Syria’s brutal armed conflict began, the international community is still failing to bring an end to a crisis which has displaced a staggering number of people inside the country.

14 March 2014 | Blog Post

Syria: Internal displacement in brief

By the end of 2013, Syria’s internal displacement crisis had become the largest in the world.

31 December 2013 | Summary

Syria in 6 months’ time: Why we must act now to fill the aid void

IDMC highlights the importance of immediate ‘unimpeded access to humanitarian assistance’ for the Syrian people.

26 September 2013 | Blog Post

Syria: No safe haven - A country on the move, a nation on the brink

When it reaches such dramatic scales, displacement disrupts the stable economic centres that people flee to, exacerbating existing tensions and fuelling more protests

17 August 2012 | Briefing Paper

Issue 8: 15 December 2016 - 11 January 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 15 December 2016 to 11 January 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

IDMC

Syria

IDMC's Syria page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

Issue 11: 9 - 22 February 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 9 to 22 February 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 13: 9 - 22 March

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 9 to 22 March 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 14: 23 March - 5 April 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 23 March to 5 April 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 16: 20 April - 3 May 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 20 April to 3 May 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 10: 26 January - 8 February 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 26 January to 8 February 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 18: 18 - 31 May

31 July 2012 | Update Container

A full-scale displacement and humanitarian crisis with no solutions in sight

Much attention is focused on the current crisis in Syria, but the country has a history of displacements dating back to 1967, all of which remain unresolved

31 July 2012 | Overview

Issue 7: 1 - 14 December 2016

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 1 to 14 December 2016.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 15: 6 - 19 April 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 6 to 19 April 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 20: 15 - 28 June 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 15 to 28 June 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 9: 12 - 25 January 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 15 December 2016 to 11 January 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 6: 17 - 30 November 2016

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 17 to 30 November 2016.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

Issue 12: 23 February - 8 March 2017

This update presents key internal displacement developments from 23 February to 8 March 2017.

31 July 2012 | Update Container

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