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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

Relief agencies report rising food insecurity countrywide amid protracted large-scale displacement and deteriorating economic conditions, further compounded by COVID-19-related challenges; wheat and fuel shortages exacerbate needs in southern and central Syria.

As Syria’s COVID-19 outbreak worsens, health actors warn that actual caseloads are likely far higher than confirmed cases due to lack of testing and surveillance capacity. 

Despite continued insecurity and reduced cross-border access in recent months, USAID and State humanitarian partners continue to provide life-saving food, health, nutrition, protection, shelter, and WASH assistance.

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: November 03, 2020

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