SOHR: 300 thousand Syrian people died as a result of the conflict • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR: 300 thousand Syrian people died as a result of the conflict


The United Nations (UN) revealed that during the first 10 years of the Syrian conflict, more than 300,000 civilians were killed. That number does not include the 100 prisoners who died in Syrian camps.

contentonly to the report, 306,887 civilians are estimated to have died in Syria contentonly March 1, 2011 and March 31, 2021 due to the conflict. “The conflict-related casualty figures in this report are not just an abstract set of numbers, but represent individual human beings,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

“The impact of the killing of each of these 306,887 civilians will have a profound and reverberating impact on the families and communities to which they belong,” Bachelet said.

Figures released by the United Nations do not include soldiers and fighters killed in the conflict their number is believed to be in the tens of thousands. The number also does not include people killed and buried by their families without informing the authorities.

The report, mandated by the UN Human Rights Council, cites 143,350 civilian deaths individually documented by multiple sources with detailed information, including at least their full names, dates and locations of deaths.

The report is based on eight sources of information including the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies, the Syrian Center for Statistics and Research, the Syrian Human Rights Network, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and the Center for Documentation of Abuses.

The Syrian conflict began with anti-government protests that broke out in March 2011 in various parts of Syria, demanding democratic reforms following the Arab Spring protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain that removed several national leaders who had been in power for several years.

The protests quickly turned into a full-blown civil war that killed hundreds of thousands and devastated large parts of the country. Deaths in detention camps Separately on Tuesday, the United Nations said more than 100 people, including many women, had died in a Syrian camp in just 18 months, demanding the country repatriate its citizens.

Al-Hol, in the Kurdish-held northeast, is intended as a temporary detention facility. However, it still hosts about 56,000 people, mostly Syrians and Iraqis, some of whom maintain ties to the Islamic State (IS) group.

Al-Hol camp is increasingly unsafe, said Imran Riza, UN resident coordinator in Syria. “It’s a very loud place and it’s becoming an increasingly unsafe place,” Riza said. “There is a lot of gender-based violence. There are a lot of restricted areas.”