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.

As of December 2014, over 50 percent of the population has fled their homes, including 7.6 million people displaced internally and around 3.2 million refugees in neighbouring countries. Each day, thousands continue to cross into Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, where needs far exceed the resources of host governments and communities.

Within Syria, 12.2 million people – 67 percent of the total population – require some form of humanitarian assistance. Around 9.8 million people in Syria are food insecure, including 6.8 million in priority districts. ...read more

 

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 - Drought linked to El Niño and civil conflict have pushed the number of countries currently in need of external food assistance up to 37 from 34 ...read more
02/06/2016
 - To increase food access and consumption through the restoration of cereal production capacity in crisis-affected areas.
12/05/2016
 - Context The large influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon (an estimated 1.5 million) constitutes a major challenge across all sectors. The impact on the agriculture sector is ...read more
30/04/2016
 - 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
13/04/2016
 - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations ...read more
29/03/2016
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and ...read more
24/03/2016
 - FAO’s role and presence in Syria FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and ...read more
24/03/2016
 - To assist local communities in targeted project areas to protect their livestock assets by limiting the impacts and spread of diseases related to endoparasites and ectoparasites ...read more
09/03/2016
 - As world leaders met in London today to raise funds in support of millions of people affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria, FAO stressed ...read more
04/02/2016
 - With the war in Syria now approaching its sixth year, agricultural production has plummeted and food supplies are at an all-time low, pushing millions of people ...read more
20/01/2016