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Updated on 30 June 2015

A non-violent uprising that began in Syria in March 2011 rapidly descended into a complex civil conflict. 4.8 million people have fled the country. 6.6 milllion people had been internally displaced by October 2015, and another 4.5 million people were living in hard-to-reach areas. Overall, 13.5 million people inside Syria were in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 270,000 people have been killed.

All parties to the conflict continue to engage in violence against civilians and civilian infrastructure, including water and power facilities, schools and hospitals. The result is massive internal displacement, widespread disruption of markets and basic services, and loss of livelihoods.

ACAPS project

ACAPS and MapAction ran the the Strategic Needs Analysis Project - SNAP (initially the Syria Needs Analysis Project) - between December 2012 and 30 June 2015. The aim was to support the humanitarian response in Syria and the region with independent analysis and supporting coordinated assessments.

SNAP’s goal was to help create a shared situational awareness among humanitarian actors, which in turn would contribute to a better-targeted and more needs-based response and improvements in the situation of crisis-affected populations. Over 2.5 years, SNAP pursued these goals with a combination of independent information products, technical support and capacity building for humanitarian assessments.

Many of the products published by the project can be found under the Special Reports tab on the country pages below. SNAP also produced the Regional Analysis: Syria on a quarterly and monthly bases, as well as maps giving updated views of areas of control. Please contact info@acaps.org if you are looking for further information.