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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

The UN World Food Program completed a cross-line humanitarian assistance mission on August 31, delivering food and nutrition commodities to assist nearly 50,000 vulnerable people in northwest Syria.

Clashes in southern Syria’s Dar’a al Balad area persisted through late August, prompting population displacement, exacerbating humanitarian needs, and damaging schools and other civilian infrastructure.

U.S. Government partners respond to urgent needs of internally displaced persons and communities affected by conflict in Dar’a al Balad.

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: September 08, 2021

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