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WFP Reaching Syrians On Both Sides Of Frontlines

Syrian family reached by WFP in Al-Shadadi area

A displaced family currently living in the Al-Shadadi area of Al Hassakeh governorate (northeast Syria), where WFP is providing food assistance. WFP is increasing the number of people it plans to reach from 1.5 million now to 2.5 million by April.

WFP planning to reach 2.5 million Syrians by April

A home in the Al-Shaddadi area in Al-Hassakeh (northeast Syria), where WFP and its partner the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) completed a food distribution round in late January.The area is currently controlled by the opposition.

Reaching displaced people in hotspot areas

Over the last few months, WFP and its partner the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been able to reach displaced and besieged people with food in hotspot areas. Where access is difficult, WFP and SARC negotiate with all sides including community leaders and groups in control of the areas to allow food to cross.

Reaching both opposition- and government-controlled areas

In Syria, WFP reaches both opposition- and government-controlled areas. Control of certain areas changes frequently, but on average 40 to 45 percent of the areas WFP has been reaching are opposition-controlled.

Boy in doorway of family home

A young Syrian boy in the hallway of his family's simple home in Al-Shaddadi area. An empty canister of fuel, an old barrel they use to burn wood for heating and some broken chairs are probably the bulk of their possessions.

Vegetable oil, one of 8 commodities in WFP food basket

 

Sarah, 7, carries vegetable oil; part of her family’s food allowance. The food basket includes eight commodities – rice, bulgur, pasta, vegetable oil, lentils, salt, sugar and canned pulses.  WFP will soon include bread or wheat flour in the food basket providing a total of 1,700 kilocalories.

 

Some families remain in hotspots

This young boy in Al-Shaddadi manages a smile despite living in one of Syria's conflict hot spots. Most of the contested areas, which are subject to armed activity, have a few families who remain in their homes.

 

No easy task reaching families amid growing insecurity

Reaching this family and others like them in Al-Shadadi was no easy task. With growing insecurity, truck drivers are at times reluctant to deliver food assistance.  WFP continues to advocate for access to all areas to ensure that humanitarian assistance reaches everyone in need.  Help us reach more families -- DONATE NOW.

 

Over the last few months, WFP and its partner the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been able to reach displaced and besieged people with food in hotspot areas.Where access is difficult, WFP and SARC negotiate with all sides including community leaders and groups in control of the areas to allow food to cross.