Syrian Arab Republic (the)

Syrian Arab Republic (the)

Read more about FAO and the Syria crisisThe Syria 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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 - Every year thousands of farmers in the Syrian Arab Republic prepare their land for seeding during the wheat-planting season between November and December. They are always ...read more
15/02/2021
 - The crisis in Syria forced many rural women to become the only breadwinners for their families, which was a new experience for many of them. With the limited ...read more
09/02/2021
 - Syria’s Coastal Region witnessed a massive bushfires back in October 2020, burning about 10,000 Hectors land planted with fruitful trees, mainly 25-year-old olives trees, only in ...read more
08/01/2021
 - To improve the food security and nutrition of targeted crisis-affected populations while restoring the resilience of their livelihoods, with a particular focus on female-headed households.
03/12/2020
 - FAO has designed a comprehensive training programme for the technical staff of the Water Resources Information Center - General Commission for Water Resources in Syria. The programme ...read more
19/11/2020
 - An inauguration ceremony was held to launch a Farmer Field Schools (FFSs) initiative to support Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTPs), refugees and Turkish citizens improve their ...read more
22/10/2020
 - “The long years of crisis left us poor, we couldn’t afford to buy bread for the family,” said Fiya Hassan, 66, who is a grandmother of ...read more
21/09/2020
 -  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon and the Ministry of Agriculture in Jordan, ...read more
17/09/2020
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), under its Smallholder Support Programme (SSP), will support vulnerable small-scale livestock keepers with an integrated intervention ...read more
15/09/2020
 - FAO’s component of the Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19 The world is standing on the precipice of the greatest food crisis in generations. Worldwide, people and ...read more
17/08/2020