Crisis in Syria and the region

12 million Syrians desperately need humanitarian aid

In Homs, the ICRC, working closely with SARC, supports six collective kitchens by providing bulk food and fuel for cooking. In addition, the ICRC has rehabilitated these kitchens and provided fridges, generators and other necessary equipment.



The collective kitchen in Al-Hamra, Homs city, started to function one year ago by providing meals for 1,000 people. Today, this kitchen now provides daily meals to around 2,000 people.

7 million
people across the country received food
15 million
people, or nearly 90 per cent of Syria’s population, were provided access to clean drinking water
patients have been treated in 7 clinics and 9 Mobile Health Units run by the SARC and supported by the ICRC
detainees under the authority of the Ministry of Interior, were visited in seven central prisons in accordance with the ICRC standard working procedures.
tracing requests were received from people seeking to locate their relatives. About 80% of the requests concern people that are believed to be detained. Enquiries about 1593 people allegedly arrested or detained by parties to the conflict were submitted.
people were supplied winter clothing in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Sweida and Idleb governorates.
people living in displaced (IDP) shelters in Aleppo, Homs, Lattakia and rural Damascus received daily meals prepared in collective kitchens
1.14 million
people received hygiene kits, towels, mattresses, blankets and other household essentials
hosting centers, holding 230,000 displaced people had housing and water and sanitation facilities upgraded and rehabilitated .
disabled patients were provided with physical rehabilitation services in the SARC-run centre supported by the ICRC. Furthermore an ICRC Physical Rehabilitation Centre has been established in Aleppo in August .
dialysis sessions took place, with consumables provided to 4 dialysis centres in Aleppo and Deir Ezzor governorates and 4 water purification units have been installed/repaired to ensure availability of safe water required for the dialysis treatment.
generators were provided to four SARC polyclinics in rural Aleppo, six health facilities in Aleppo city, Bissan Hospital in Homs (Palestinian refugee camp), the Palestinian Red Crescent Society Hospital in Damascus and Al Sqalbeya Hospital in Hama
ICRC in Syria

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