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Funding shortfalls for Syrian refugees in 5 host countries

In this picture taken Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Syrian children sit outside a tent in a makeshift camp for refugee farm workers near a peach tree plantation in northern Jordan. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Facts and figures about the Syrian refugee crisis:

Number of registered Syrian refugees:

3.9 million (expected to rise to 4.27 million by the end of 2015)

Of those, 1.76 million live in Turkey; 1.18 million in Lebanon; 627,000 in Jordan; 248,000 in Iraq and 134,000 in Egypt.

Funds requested by aid agencies and host governments for the refugee crisis in 2015:

$8.4 billion, including $5.5 billion to be spent outside Syria and $2.9 billion in Syria.

Of the $5.5 billion, more than $1 billion is a request by Jordan for direct budget support.

Funding pledges received at a donor country conference in March: $3.6 billion, 43 percent of the total requested.

Unemployment in the three districts of central and northern Jordan where three-quarters of the refugees live:

22.1 percent, up from 14.5 percent in 2011, when the refugee influx began, according to the International Labor Organization.

Overall unemployment in Lebanon, accord to the labor minister: 25 percent, up from 11 percent in 2011.

Jordan’s population before the start of the Syria conflict:

6.5 million

Ratio of 628,000 registered Syrian refugees: close to 10 percent

Lebanon’s population before the start of the Syria conflict:

4.5 million

Ratio of 1.2 million registered Syrian refugees: 26 percent

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