Syria

Syria

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the Syria crisisSince March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and injured countless civilians.

Well over half of the population has fled their homes, including 6.1 million people displaced internally and 4.8 million refugees in neighbouring Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, where needs far exceed the resources of host governments and communities. Within Syria, around 9.4 million people are in need of food assistance.

Almost six years of conflict have had a devastating impact on Syria’s agriculture sector. The violence has weakened essential services, depleted agricultural assets and significantly reduced national production capacity. Many farmers cannot access or afford once-subsidized inputs that have soared in price and degraded in quality. The conflict has also severely affected vegetable production and the poultry sector, negatively impacting nutrition. Livestock production is also in jeopardy as vulnerable herders cannot source or afford enough animal feed and lack veterinary services, increasing the threat of transboundary animal diseases ...read moreSave

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 - To increase availability of and access to food for vulnerable households living in crisis-affected areas, and to restore agricultural-based livelihoods opportunities.
22/11/2016
 - Food production in Syria has hit a record low, making it ever harder for farmers to maintain their livelihoods and feed the war-torn country as fighting ...read more
16/11/2016
 - Highlights The economic situation in the Syrian Arab Republic further deteriorated over the past 12 months. Gross Domestic Product, which contracted by 5.3 percent in 2015, is ...read more
16/11/2016
 - Food production in Syria has hit a record low as widespread insecurity and unfavourable weather conditions in parts of the country continued to hamper access to ...read more
15/11/2016
 - Key messages Almost 80 percent of households across the country are struggling to cope with a lack of food or money to buy food, particularly in areas ...read more
13/09/2016
 - Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have ...read more
29/07/2016
 - “We, the women of the Bekaa, love being productive and cannot stay idle,” says Fayze, a Lebanese widow and mother of five who has recently initiated ...read more
12/07/2016
 - Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the ...read more
23/06/2016
 - Accroître l’accès et la consommation alimentaire à travers la restauration de la capacité de production de céréales dans les zones touchées par la crise.
22/06/2016
 - Highlights 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with the crisis now in its sixth year. 6.5 million people are displaced internally, and 4.8 million people ...read more
15/06/2016