Asmaa, 5, and her two younger sisters in Saboura where they fled with their uncle after their parents disappeared. Their cousin seen with them (left). Copyright: Hussam Al-Saleh

Missing Family Members A Dark Reality For Many Syrians

As the Syrian conflict rages on, disappearances of family members has become a reality for thousands of people. Forty-two year-old Abu Hassan, who fled the violence in his rural home-town Al-Nashabeah, east of Damascus, and headed to the nearby town of Saboura, is still searching for his sister and her husband who went missing more than 18 months ago.

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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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