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) – is currently providing monthly food assistance to 1.7 million Syrians. WFP is reaching all 14 governorates in Syria including Aleppo, Homs, Hama, rural Damascus, Dara’a, Idleb and Deir Ezzor. However, some parts in these areas remain inaccessible to UN staff.
The monthly food basket carries a variety of basic food items (cereals, oil, sugar, canned meat, pulses) providing beneficiaries with two-thirds of their daily food requirements.
More than a million Syrians have fled the violence in their country and have taken refuge in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt. Humanitarian needs assessments in these countries showed that food is a top priority and WFP is responding to refugees’ needs with food distributions and innovative food vouchers.