Muhannad Hadi is the World Food Programme’s Regional Emergency Coordinator for the Syria Crisis

 

'Hunger In Syria Shames Us All': WFP Emergency Coordinator

There are people forced to gather leaves, roots and grass in a bid to quell their children’s hunger, says WFP’s Regional Emergency Coordinator Muhannad Hadi as he reflects on the humanitarian impact of the Syrian crisis. This personal view of the crisis, built up while overseeing WFP’s emergency operations, comes as the conflict moves into its fourth year.

SYRIA EMERGENCY

Conflict in Syria has forced millions of people to flee their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis in which food assistance is a top priority.

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Overview

The conflict in Syria continues to impact the humanitarian situation resulting in significant humanitarian needs.  

Access to basic needs including food, water, electricity and medical supplies has been interrupted in areas witnessing armed activities. A growing number of main breadwinners have become unemployed and soaring food and fuel prices across the country have also exacerbated the situation. In response, WFP – in partnership with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and 23 other local organizations– is providing monthly food assistance to close to 3 million Syrians and will scale up to feed 4 million people by October.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)731,808
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