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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

In 2020

  • 16 million
    people benefited from different water and habitat interventions across the country
  • 3 million
    people in 11 governorates received food parcels
  • 1.2 million
    people in nine governorates out of 14, received essential household items, including blankets, mattresses and hygiene kits
  • 45,000
    people received winter clothes in nine governorates
  • 1.3 million
    people in 13 governorates received adapted hygiene kits as a response to help them prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • 9,000
    people including returnees, displaced families, women-headed households, and people with disabilities, received support to initiate a small business in eight governorates
  • 250,000
    people benefited from ICRC and SARC distribution of cereal seeds and fertilizers in ten governorates
  • 9,530
    wounded and sick persons benefited from the services provided at the ICRC/SARC field hospital in Al Hol camp
  • 30
    workshops were conducted on COVID-19 response and preventive measures, for nearly 700 clinical staff of the Ministry of Health, health promotors, volunteers and authorities.
  • 8,000
    specialized doctors, resident doctors and nurses benefited from personal protective equipment provided to 16 hospitals, two Directorates of Health and the Ministry of Health
  • 125’000
    conflict-affected people in 10 governorates attended sessions on risks related to mines and other explosive remnants of war given by the SARC risk education teams, who were trained and supported by the ICRC.
  • 9,700
    oral greetings and Red Cross Messages were exchanged between individuals separated from their families and their loved ones

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