The ICRC in Syria
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Facts and Figures
From January to October 2013, the ICRC:
- Food and household items
worked with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to deliver food to nearly three million people, plus household kits (mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, hygiene kits, candles, etc.) for nealry 800 000 people;
- Facilities housing displaced people
ensured the continuation of renovation and upgrading work on 443 public facilities across the country where close to 77 000 displaced people are living;
supported local water boards by providing water treatment supplies, spare parts, pumps and generators, ensuring that more than 20 million people had access to drinking water and delivered water by truck to 135,000 people;
delivered medical and surgical supplies, plus medicines for the treatment of chronic diseases, to health facilities on both sides
Staff: The ICRC has 146 staff working in Syria, among them 32 expatriates.
Budget: The 2013 budget for our operations in Syria is 101.3 million Swiss francs.