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Syria Crisis

15-Second Overview

The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to deteriorate. More and more people are being made destitute, as fighting continues and new sectiuons of the population are displaced in the northeast. WFP is struggling to meet the urgent food needs of close to 6 million displaced people in Syria and in neighbouring countries. Operations are being run on a hand-to-mouth basis as funding is running out. 

WFP Response

  • WFP is managing to provide food assistance to around 4 million people every month inside Syria.
  • WFP's goal is to deliver food assistance to the whole of Syria, reaching anyone who needs it, regardless of where they are located. 
  • The food rations include flour, cooking oil, pulses, sugar and some canned food.
  • WFP is also providing food vouchers to pregnant and nursing mothers in Lattakia and Homs. This gives them access to nutritious foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, dairy and meat.
  • About 3 million Syrian refugees are now registered in neighbouring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey)
  • WFP is assisting more than 2.5 million Syrian refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries
  • Support to refugees is mostly through food vouchers, which allow families to choose their food. They also help the local economies.

Syria Quiz

Take a short quiz to learn  more about the crisis in  Syria and how the World  Food Programme is  responding to the needs of  families fleeing conflict. By  taking the quiz, you’ll provide nutritious food to a Syrian family for a day at no cost to you. Take quiz

 

On The Ground

WFP electronic card
WFP electronic card
Bassam is shopping for food for his family using the electronic blue card at a contracted shop in Baouchrieh neighborhood in Mount Lebanon. 

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Syria Background

A boy in DamascusHumanitarian needs are growing in Syria. The conflict has brought a sharp drop in domestic food production and inflation is up dramatically, further eroding the purchasing power of households across the country. In some areas, the prices of most essential items have risen by 200 percent, and the Syrian pound has been devalued by around 80 percent. Only 5 percent of farmers were able to harvest crops which matured last summer; 20 percent said they were completely unable to harvest crops.

 

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Partners

WFP’s NGOs partners play a crucial role in getting food assistance hungry Syrians inside and outside the country. Here are our ten key partners on the ground.