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Syria crisis: The ICRC is helping both people inside Syria, who are facing extremely difficult conditions because of the conflict, and the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.

In cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, we are distributing food and other essentials, restoring water supplies and supporting medical services.

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In numbers

January-June 2021

  • 15 million
    and more people benefited from different water and habitat interventions across the country
  • 1.3 million
    people in 7 governorates received food parcels
  • 75,000
    people received vegetable seeds, agricultural tools, and irrigation kits in 10 governorates
  • 284,000
    and more people had access to healthcare services through the ICRC’s support to 15 polyclinics and 17 mobile health units, in addition to health support to diabetes and leishmaniases programs of the Ministry of health in 26 facilities across the count
  • 16,500
    detainees across the country benefited from health care in detention programs in places of detention, and essential drugs were donated to two central prisons. A scabies campaign was conducted in a central prison
  • 117,000
    conflict-affected people in 10 governorates attended sessions on risks related to mines and other explosive remnants of war
  • 4,200
    oral greetings and Red Cross Messages were exchanged between individuals separated from their families and their loved ones
  • 3200
    people from affected communities across the country attended awareness sessions about ICRC activities in Syria

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