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The ICRC in Syria

Facts and Figures

In June 2014, the ICRC worked closely with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) to provide:

  • food to over 475,000 people (mainly internally displaced persons – IDPs) in 12 Governorates, including Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dara'a, Kuneitra, Sweida, Homs, Hama, Tartous, Lattakia and Aleppo;

  • essential household items, such as hygiene kits, blankets, mattresses, towels, buckets, rechargeable flashlights, candles and cooking sets, for over 105,000 IDPs
  • tanker trucks that delivered water to over 100,000 inhabitants in Homs, Rural Damascus and Deir Ezzor;
  • water-treatment products for Al Figeh spring, the main source of water for over four million people in Damascus and surrounding areas;
  • medical supplies to treat over 300 seriously injured patients in Aleppo’s University Hospital, in the government-controlled area, and in Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital, in the opposition-controlled area of the city;
  • support to seven SARC mobile health units and one polyclinic, serving over 7,000 patients.

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