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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

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield visited Turkey's Bab al-Hawa border crossing in early June and discussed cross-border humanitarian assistance operations in northwest Syria with relief organizations.

The UN dispatched its fourth cross-line humanitarian convoy to Idlib Governorate on May 16, carrying food commodities sufficient to support approximately 40,000 people in northwest Syria.

Poor economic conditions, limited health infrastructure, and insufficient safe drinking water have contributed to a higher prevalence of wasting in northeast Syria compared to other regions.

Background

The Syrian conflict is the largest and most complex humanitarian crisis of our time, driving record levels of displacement and humanitarian need. Approximately 75% of the current population—or 14.6 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 eleven years.

The United States is the leading donor of humanitarian assistance for Syria, providing more than $14 billion throughout Syria and the region since the start of the crisis. USAID assistance alone is reaching more than 5.5 million people per month inside Syria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: June 16, 2022

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