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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

Early January airstrikes in Idlib resulted in multiple civilian deaths and injuries and caused significant damage to an Idlib city water station, disrupting access to safe drinking water for 225,000 people.

WHO launched a 2022 emergency health appeal for Syria on December 27, requesting $258 million to address emergency health needs countrywide.

A recent UNFPA report identifies the protracted humanitarian crisis, economic downturn, and the secondary effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as the primary drivers of women's and girls' exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) in 2021.

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: January 12, 2022

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