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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

An estimated 12.4 million people are experiencing food insecurity in Syria, representing the highest level ever recorded in the country. Approximately 13.4 million Syrians will require humanitarian assistance in 2021, an increase of 2.3 million people from 2020, the United Nations reports.

Relief actors continue to monitor attacks on humanitarian workers and health care, recording 28 attacks on health facilities, personnel, and transports in 2020.

USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance and State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration partners provide life-saving food, health, nutrition, protection, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, and winterization assistance to internally displaced persons and vulnerable host community members.

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: March 04, 2021

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