The UN estimates that 6.9 million people are internally displaced in Syria, some of whom have been displaced multiple times. Syria also hosts some 23,300 refugees and asylum-seekers, mostly Iraqis living in urban areas primarily in and around the capital Damascus.

UNHCR Syria works with 28 partners, including government ministries, international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), national NGOs and UN agencies, and operates seven field offices covering all 14 governorates of the country. In the context of the interagency coordination framework in Syria, UNHCR leads the ‘Protection and Community Services’ and ‘Shelter and Non-Food Items’ sectors together with relevant line ministries.

UNHCR Syria conducts registration and refugee status determination. The office provides protection assistance and services to internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities, refugees and asylum-seekers, with a focus on promoting self-reliance and solutions.

For information about our work in the Syrian Arab Republic:

  • Information for refugees and asylum-seekers in Syria –
  • Visit our country website - Syrian Arab Republic (English)
  • For legislation, case law and UNHCR policy relating to claims for international protection, visit Refworld.
  • For up-to-date information about our programmes and operations in the Syrian Arab Republic, including funding level and donor contributions, visit Global Focus, UNHCR's reporting portal.

Contact Information

The UNHCR Representation in Syria

Street Address:
Abdullah Bin Rawtha Street,, Kafar Suseh, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 30891, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic

963 11 2181 2000

963 11 213 9929

[email protected]

Time Zone:
GMT + 2

Working Hours:
Monday: 8:30 - 15:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 15:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 15:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 15:30
Sunday: 8:30 - 15:30

Public Holidays:
02 January 2022, New Year`s Day
18 April 2022, Independence Day
02 May 2022, Eid Al Fiter
03 May 2022, Eid Al Fiter
10 July 2022, Eid Al Adha
11 July 2022, Eid Al Adha
31 July 2022, Hijri New Year
09 October 2022, Prophet`s Birthday/Mewled Al N
25 December 2022, Christmas Day