The conflict in Syria and the resulting displacement of millions of people has been described as “the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today” by Canadian government. The European Union (EU), migration commissioner has declared the world now faces “the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War”.




Total people killed as a direct result of the conflict (as of December 2015)


Total civilians killed as a direct result of the conflict (as of December 2015 - this figure excludes people missing or ‘disappeared’) 


Number of Syrians registered as refugees (as of 19 January 2016)


IDPs in Syria


Number of people still inside Syria requiring humanitarian assistance.


Canadians cannot end the war in Syria. But ordinary Canadians can – and are – making a substantial and lasting contribution to ending the suffering of ordinary Syrians. We are accomplishing this here, at home in communities like Sudbury. Find out how you can participate.


Fact and Statistics:

The Government of Canada has committed to resettling 25,000 Syrian refugees by February 29, 2016.

Last government-organized flight arrives in Toronto

minister-monsef“Welcoming 25,000 refugees in such a short period of time is a shining example of the welcoming spirit of Canadians
who have taken on this initiative with open arms and open hearts.Throughout the country, we have seen communities
– large and small – embrace newcomers as only Canadians could. This is making a tangible difference in the lives of
so many.”

– Hon. Maryam Monsef, Minister of Democratic Institutions and Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees

 Progress towards resettlement commitment

27,580 total number of Syrian refugees who have arrived in Canada since 29 May 2015.

290 communities across Canada are preparing to welcome Syrian refugees (not including Quebec) (as of 29 May 2016)