There are some 6.5 million internally displaced Syrians within their own country. The majority are found in the regions of Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Deir Ez-Zor and Idlib.
Declarations and good intentions do not feed the starving and they do not shelter refugees. The harmful consequences of such a situation risk having very profound impacts on Syrian society, as well as on neighbouring countries.
Salam Kawakibi, Syrian political scientist, December 2012
Syria country study
- Salam Kawakibi
The Syrian Crisis and its Repercussions: Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees