Alienation and violence: Impact of Syria crisis report 2014

“Syria: Alienation and Violence, Impact of the Syria Crisis Report” produced by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) with the support of UNDP and UNRWA, reveals the extent of dramatic setbacks in human and economic development as Syria has been ravaged by war. After four years of armed-conflict, economic disintegration and social fragmentation, the human geography of Syria has been transformed as the population was hollowed by 15 per cent. Almost four million Syrians have fled as refugees, and another one-and-a-half million migrated to find work elsewhere, while over six million Syrians (roughly 40 per cent of the population) have been internally displaced within the country. UNRWA estimates over 50 per cent of the Palestine refugee population has been internally displaced at least once.