Toll of Syria's devastation: The war, in numbers

Associated Press
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In this picture taken on on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, a citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center (AMC), an anti-Bashar Assad activist group which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian residents and rescue workers check the rubble of houses damaged, according to AMC, attacked by the Syrian forces airplanes in Aleppo, Syria. AMC said the attack was by the Syrian forces airplanes. Direct talks planned between President Bashar Assad's government and the Western-backed opposition hoping to overthrow him were scrapped Friday, and the two sides will meet a U.N. mediator in different rooms at different times. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center, AMC)

GENEVA (AP) — DEAD: More than 130,000 people have been killed in Syria, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The U.N. has given up counting, saying it could no longer do so with any accuracy.

REFUGEES: 2.3 million Syrians have official refugee status and 6.5 million others are displaced within Syria out of a total population of 23 million.

ECONOMY: Syria's GDP contracted 21.8 percent in 2012, 22.5 percent in 2013 and is projected to fall in 2014 by 8.6 percent.

INFLATION: Prices were up 212 percent from 2011 to mid-2013, possibly far higher in unstable areas.

OIL: Since 2010, production has fallen from 370,000 barrels a day to 60,000 barrels a day in December 2013.

REBEL FIGHTERS: Hundreds of rebel brigades are scattered throughout Syria, commanding an estimated 100,000 fighters. They range from moderate Syrians who took up arms at the rebellion's outset to hardline al-Qaida-linked insurgents now coming in from Europe, Iraq and elsewhere.

DISEASE: 40 percent of Syria's public hospitals are out of service due to the fighting. After officially eradicating polio in 1999, Syria just saw 17 confirmed cases of the disease.


Source: UNHCR, World Bank, International Energy Agency, World Health Organization.