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Syria Humanitarian Aid
USAID is providing humanitarian aid to more than 5 million Syrians each month.
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Key Developments

On June 3, the U.S. government announced more than $239 million in additional humanitarian funding to respond to the Syria crisis. United Nations cross-border assistance continues to support 2.4 million people in northwest Syria each month through Turkey’s Bab al-Hawa crossing. Relief actors monitor a water crisis in northeast Syria prompted by low water levels in the Euphrates River. USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration partners provide life-saving food; health; nutrition; protection; shelter; and water, sanitation and hygiene assistance to internally displaced persons, vulnerable host community members, and refugees in the region.

Background

The Syrian conflict is the largest and most complex humanitarian crisis of our time, driving record levels of displacement. Nearly 12 million people are displaced within Syria or have fled to neighboring countries. Approximately 60% of the current population—or 11.7 million people—are in need of humanitarian aid. The emergence of ISIS exacerbated the protracted crisis, where the Assad regime has waged an unrelenting campaign of bloodshed and violence against its own people for more than eight years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: June 03, 2021

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