the Syrian Arab Republic

the Syrian Arab Republic

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the Syria crisisThe seven-year Syrian crisis has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and injured countless civilians. As conflict continues, some 6.3 million people remain displaced inside the country. Another 5 million Syrian refugees are living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, where needs far exceed the resources of host governments and communities. The conflict in Syria is compounded by deepening nationwide hunger with more than half the population unable to meet their daily needs due to factors including heavily constrained humanitarian access. As a result of a real or perceived improved security situation in parts of the country and some supply routes opening, trade is slowly recovering throughout Syria, markets are performing better, and more than 470 000 people have returned home since the beginning of 2017.

Yet, the uncertainty of the conflict continues to result in new displacements, with numbers of internally displaced people (IDPs) increasing in seven out of Syria’s 14 governorates. Despite slightly decreasing in parts of the country, high food prices continue to put pressure on families. Food shortages have resulted in people adopting negative coping strategies. For example, some 50 percent of Syrian households have reduced the number of daily meals and more than 30 percent have restricted the consumption of adults to prioritize children ...read more

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 - With funding from the European Union, more than 3,400 school children in Syria are benefiting from highly nutritious fruit and vegetables through a first-ever school garden and nutrition ...read more
29/08/2017
 - As schools resume next week in Syria, thousands of school children are benefiting from a food and nutrition education programme that is using school gardens to teach ...read more
29/08/2017
 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery ...read more
17/08/2017
 - FAO intervention in Syria for the Cereal campaign 2016-2017.
28/07/2017
 - Key messages Food security in parts of Syria has slightly improved, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the crisis. Approximately 6.9 million people are food ...read more
25/07/2017
 - Highlights Crop production: Production of wheat and barley in the Syrian Arab Republic slightly improved in 2017 compared to previous year due to better rainfall and improved ...read more
18/07/2017
 - Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian ...read more
18/07/2017
 - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234 000 people has received a strong boost thanks to a recently completed animal health ...read more
14/07/2017
 - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ...read more
20/06/2017
 - Syria crisis crop calendar by type of crop.
26/05/2017