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0mi 100 0km 100 Boundary claimed by Syria SYRIAN SYRIAN DESERT E uphra tesTigris Mediterranean Sea Black Sea Red Sea Kawergosk Zaatri Kawergosk Irbid Homs Saadnayel Hamah Latakia Adana Gaziantep Aleppo Ar Raqqah Dayr az Zawr Al Qamishli Ras al Ayn Ceylanpınar Mosul Erbil Jerusalem Amman Damascus Beirut Nicosia Baghdad GAZA STRIP NORTHERN CYPRUS WEST BANK SYRIA 6,500,000 Internally displaced persons (IDPs) IRAQ 207,053 SYRIA 6,500,000 Internally displaced persons (IDPs) CYPRUS JORDAN 567,111 EGYPT 130,841 ISRAEL LEBANON 842,482** TURKEY 553,281 Refugees 45 1 0 January 2012 January 2013 December 2013 2 million 2,317,907* Refugees from Syria registered or awaiting registration with the UN Syrian internally displaced persons (IDP) camp Other Syrian IDP location Syrian refugee camp or transitional site Syrian refugee camp or transitional site under construction Area of conflict and displacement Area with refugees Camp status and refugee and IDP figures as of December 16, 2013 Includes 17,139 refugees in North Africa There are no formal Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon. ** * DisplaceD by War Syrians are seeking safer ground within their country and outside its borders: Approxi- mately 6.5 million residents are “internally displaced persons,” and over two million have become refugees. Some return home briefly to check on property or relatives. Others move back after finding life in a camp or host community more difficult than expected. nonetheless, refugee numbers are soaring.