The number reflects the displaced families registered in local displacement shelters from the country's 14 governorates but around 58,78,317 internally displaced people are currently living outside the protection of the local shelters, cited reports.

The Ministry, which is working to provide displaced people with basic necessities, is working inside the displacement shelters in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

Apart from those who are internally displaced, millions of other Syrians have sought refuge outside their country, mainly in neighbouring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

Recent statistics showed that 9.3 million Syrians, half of whom are children are in need of basic necessities.

Around 2.5 million Syrians are living in areas cut off by the conflict and around 1.9 million Syrian children are unable to attend schools.

The civilians in Syria have been hard hit by the three-year-old conflict that has already killed more than 1,00,000 people since opposition protesters first sought the ouster of the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011.

(Agencies)

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