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The ICRC has been present in Syria since 1967. It currently works to support the most vulnerable who have been affected by over a decade-long conflict. The ICRC carries out its activities in Syria in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, to contribute to better access to food, improve access to medical services, rehabilitate water and sanitation networks across the country, and help people gradually restore their livelihoods.

The ICRC also supports hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq in coordination with its offices in these countries.

Following the February 2023 earthquakes, it has stepped up its response in light of fast-growing humanitarian needs.

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In numbers

January-June 2023

  • Around 17 million
    people benefited from different water and habitat interventions across the country
  • 52,000
    households in six governorates received food parcels.
  • 100,400
    households received a cash grant to meet their most pressing needs including food, medical care, education for their children, home rent and home repairs
  • 408,100
    people had access to healthcare services through 11 Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) polyclinics and 12 mobile health units supported by the ICRC.
  • Over 570
    oral greetings and Red Cross Messages were exchanged between separated families, and more than 1,200 cases were opened by families in Syria to trace persons unaccounted for.
  • More than 270,000
    people in 13 governorates attended sessions on risks related to mines/ explosive remnants of war and safer behavior practices in weapon-contaminated areas, held by the SARC’s risk education teams who were trained and supported by the ICRC.

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