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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 - To improve the food security and nutrition of vulnerable households in the Syrian Arab Republic through the promotion of vegetable and livestock production, and strengthening the ...read more
29/06/2018
 -  Increase the capacity of vulnerable households to sustainably produce cereals, legumes and vegetables, while conserving and enhancing soil and water resources. Improve the availability of data and ...read more
11/06/2018
 - The government of Japan announced the second phase of funding for the UN’s ‘Education for All’ joint programme in Syria, bringing the total support to the ...read more
27/05/2018
 - The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system ...read more
26/04/2018
 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has urged countries attending an international pledging conference for Syria to invest in agriculture as an ...read more
26/04/2018
 - A significant increase in agricultural investment will accelerate recovery, build Syrian people’s resilience, stimulate markets and growth, build social cohesion, facilitate urban recovery and drive peace. ...read more
26/04/2018
 - One consequence of the seven-year Syrian crisis is over 4.8 million refugees have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt posing a significant burden on ...read more
06/04/2018
 - Thousands of Syrian school children participated in food and nutrition education that used gardens to teach them about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables as ...read more
29/03/2018
 - To improve the food security and nutrition of vulnerable households affected by the Syrian crisis while protecting and gradually restoring agriculture-based livelihoods.
28/03/2018