Syria Crisis - Situation report September 2016

Syria Crisis - Situation report September 2016
Sep 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 where income-generating opportunities are extremely limited, coupled with escalating market prices.
  • Though severely weakened, the agriculture sector still sustains 50 percent of the food supply in Syria and provides a critical economic safety net for poor households in rural and peri-urban areas.
  • Failure to provide adequate support to the sector would exacerbate food insecurity and irreversibly affect agriculture-based livelihoods. If productive farming areas are neglected, Syria will be in danger of emerging from the conflict as a country of subsistence farmers with most of its commercial agricultural base eroded.