Syrian Refugee Crisis in Numbers

The Roar Meter is a weekly story in numbers.

  • Estimated number of prisoners hanged in Syrian military prison, 2011-2015: 13,000
  • Estimated deaths in Syrian prisons since 2011, not including the above hangings, due to torture and starvation: 17,000
  • Estimated number of people affected by Trump’s travel ban, including Syrian refugees cleared to come to the US legally: 90,000
  • Number of people the White House claimed were affected: 109
  • Estimated number of people in humanitarian crisis inside Syrian borders as of 2016: 13.5 million
  • Of the five countries directly bordering Syria, number that allow refugees to enter their borders: 0
  • Estimated number of people stranded at the Syrian-Jordanian border: 75,000
  • European country pledging to take the most refugees: Germany (46%)
  • Percentage of refugees fleeing to Europe across the Mediterranean Sea who originate in Syria: 26.2
  • Estimated number of Mediterranean Sea crossings by refugees from any country in 2016, as of October: 327,800
  • Estimated number of Mediterranean Sea drownings in 2016, as of October: 3,740

Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.

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