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Read more about FAO in emergencies and the Syria crisisSince March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed over 100 000 lives and injured countless civilians.

Over 40 percent of the population has fled their homes, including 6.5 million people displaced internally and around 2.6 million refugees in neighbouring countries (expected to reach 4.1 million by December 2014).

Within Syria, 9.3 million people – 44 percent of the current population –  require  humanitarian assistance, including 6.3 million in critical need of food and agriculture support. Each day, thousands continue to cross into Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, where needs far exceed the resources of host governments and communities. ...read more

 

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 - It took FAO and its partners in Syria nearly three months to complete the distribution of poultry packages in the tormented governorate of Rural Damascus, but ...read more
23/08/2014
 - 19 August marks the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, in which 22 people lost their lives. In 2008, the UN ...read more
19/08/2014
 - In 2014, conflicts, natural disasters and extreme weather patterns continue to undermine food and nutrition security around the world, severely affecting those who rely on farming, ...read more
29/07/2014
 -  More than three years after the start of the crisis in Syria, people are finding it more and more difficult to meet their basic needs. In ...read more
03/07/2014
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is closely monitoring the impact of the Syria crisis on food security, nutrition, agriculture and livelihoods ...read more
22/05/2014
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is closely monitoring the impact of the Syria crisis on food security, nutrition, agriculture and livelihoods ...read more
22/05/2014
 - Drought conditions combined with continued conflict are adding pressure to an already dire food security situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, raising the prospect of further severe reductions ...read more
15/05/2014
 - Thanks to funding from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), FAO is assisting 3 000 vulnerable households in Rural Damascus in Syria to restart ...read more
07/04/2014
 - Food insecurity An estimated 6.3 million people in Syria are highly vulnerable to food insecurity and in critical need of food and agriculture support. The crisis has ...read more
03/04/2014
 - Three years after the start of the crisis in Syria, people are finding it more and more difficult to meet their basic needs. Many have lost ...read more
03/04/2014