the Syrian Arab Republic

the Syrian Arab Republic

Read more about FAO and the Syria crisisThe eight-year Syrian crisis continues to drive humanitarian needs. The main driver of food insecurity continues to be population displacement. Despite decreased levels of conflict in many areas, its relenting presence has led to sustained hostilities, protracted displacement, increased returns and persistent erosion of communities’ resilience.

Within the country, where 6.2 million people remain displaced and 1.4 million have returned, resources are increasingly depleted. Externally, the precarious situation continues to propel the largest refugee crisis in the world. Some 5.6 million refugees reside in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, where needs far exceed the resources of host governments and communities. More than eight in 10 people in the Syrian Arab Republic now live below the poverty line.

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 - Over the past two years, more than 66 000 rural families were forced to leave their homes, villages and their abundant agricultural lands in North Hama ...read more
05/12/2019
 - In March 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representation in the Syrian Arab Republic announced its first wheat and barley production ...read more
20/11/2019
 - FAO Turkey organized job fairs in Izmir as part of two of its projects. The first project, entitled “Increase self-reliance and improve agricultural livelihoods of refugees ...read more
13/11/2019
 - To strengthen the effectiveness and quality of the Whole of Syria (WoS) response, including all hubs, based on evidence, capacity building and strong coordination within the ...read more
06/11/2019
 - The crisis in Syria has left increasing numbers of women as the sole breadwinners and heads of their households. In rural areas, employment opportunities for women ...read more
08/10/2019
 - On 24 September 2019, seven Permanent Representatives to Rome-based United Nations agencies visited Syrian refugees taking part in FAO’s vocational training programme in Şanliurfa. The FAO ...read more
27/09/2019
 -  Security: Although pockets of active conflict are still prevalent, much of the country is now more secure than it has been for several years, and significant ...read more
16/09/2019
 - FAO and the Department of International Development (DFID) have put together three-year strategic programme that aims at supporting emergency needs, early recovery and longer-term resilience in ...read more
12/09/2019
 - Key messages Localized insecurity, new and protracted displacement, spontaneous returns and the sustained erosion of communities’ resilience make the situation in Syria a highly complex crisis. Some 6.5 million ...read more
11/09/2019
 - This update, facilitated by the Food Security Information Network and produced under the Global Network Against Food Crises, provides the members of the United Nations Security Council ...read more
05/09/2019