The conflict in Syria has triggered the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Refugees from Syria are the biggest refugee population from a single conflict in a generation, with over 5.5 million having fled to neighbouring countries. Lebanon, with over 850,000 registered Syrian refugees, and Jordan, with 650,000, host the largest numbers of registered refugees per capita in the world.
Turkey hosts the largest number of registered Syrian refugees in the world, 3.6 million. Iraq and Egypt host large numbers of Syrian refugees along with refugees from many other countries, and on top of the estimated 1.4 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the case of Iraq. The EU is the leading donor in the international response to the Syrian crisis, with more than €20 billion collectively mobilised in aid from the EU and Member States since 2011.