Um Zuhour is a mother of four girls and used to lead a happy life in the Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo: WFP/Hussam Al Saleh)

I Used To Live In Aleppo, The City Once Called 'The Jewel Of Syria'

The oldest inhabited city in the world, Aleppo is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and was once a popular tourist destination. It was also the industrial capital of Syria. Now it has become one of the world’s most dangerous places to live.

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.

Hungry families need your help

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