Syria crisis

As winter bears down, the humanitarian situation worsens each day, pushing people’s resilience to the limits.



 12 million people need immediate assistance, 5.6 million are children.


 7.8 million are displaced, with more fleeing their homes every day.

4.5 million people live in hard to reach and besieged areas, with little or no access to food, water and medical supplies.


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many displaced people live in tents or half destroyed buildings.


4 out of 5 Syrians live in poverty.

the most basic services are in a state of collapse.


8.3 million
people across the country received food
16 million
people, or nearly 90 per cent of Syria’s population, were provided access to clean drinking water
patients received treatment in 7 clinics and 9 mobile health units run by the SARC and supported by the ICRC
people living in displaced (IDP) shelters in Aleppo, Homs, Lattakia and rural Damascus received daily meals prepared in collective kitchens
hosting centers, holding 300,000 displaced people had housing and water and sanitation facilities upgraded and rehabilitated
disabled patients were provided with physical rehabilitation services in the Damascu SARC-run centre supported by the ICRC and in the ICRC Rehabilitation Centre in Aleppo.
1.6 million
people received hygiene kits, towels, mattresses, blankets and other household essentials
detainees under the authority of the Ministry of Interior received visits in 9 central prisons in accordance with the ICRC's standard working procedures
dialysis sessions took place, with consumables provided to 10 dialysis centres in Aleppo, Homs, Damascus, Dier Ez Zor and Tartous, including across front lines.
410 000
people received winter clothing in ten governorates i.e. Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Damascus, Rural Damascus, Sweida, Idleb, Tartous, Lattakia and Qouneitra.
tracing requests were received from people seeking to locate their relatives. About 80% of the requests concern people who are believed to be detained. Enquiries about 2,274 people allegedly arrested or detained by parties to the conflict were submitted.
health care facilities were provided with generators. Over 110,000 patients per month visit these facilities.
ICRC in Syria

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