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15 May 2014
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Syrian Arab Republic: Continued conflict and drought conditions worsen 2014 crop production prospects
 Current forecasts indicate a severe reduction in cereal crop production in 2014 due to the impact of conflict and drought conditions.

 Food price inflation remains significantly high, but some declines were recorded in late 2013.

 Livelihoods have suffered immensely following the conflict resulting in deaths and destruction and about 6.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) together with about 2.7 million more registered refugees in near-by countries of the region.

 Continued and strengthened assistance is required for food and the agricultural sector to support livelihoods.

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