The year 2023 was not easy on Syrians. People were already enduring immense losses from over a decade of conflict, only for the pain to be doubled by the devastating earthquake in February that left families shattered, and homes and neighborhoods demolished.
Additionally, the deteriorating economic situation deepened the struggle of Syrian families to meet their essential needs. The failing infrastructure also hindered the communities' access to healthcare, power, and clean water.
Throughout the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) continued to provide vital services to millions of people. They have responded to the most pressing needs, helping hundreds of people to restore their livelihoods, supporting healthcare facilities, and carrying out repairs in critical water infrastructures. Our commitment to assisting those most affected by the consequences of conflicts will not waver in 2024.