The humanitarian situation in Aleppo is very dramatic. Syria's most populated city and one of the main commercial hubs before the conflict erupted in 2011, Aleppo is today a city devastated by the fighting, de facto partitioned into zones controlled by the government and armed opposition groups, where its people are struggling daily to survive. Interview with Valter Gros, head of the ICRC team in Aleppo.
people living in displaced (IDP) shelters in Aleppo, Homs, Lattakia and rural Damascus received daily meals prepared in collective kitchens
people received hygiene kits, towels, mattresses, blankets and other household essentials
children displaced by the fighting were provided with school kits and 50,000 with winter clothes
people in five governorates received water by truck
temporary shelters holding 180,000 displaced people, were equipped with showers, sanitary facilities and water points
disabled patients were provided with physical rehabilitation services in the SARC-run centre supported by the ICRC. 2,200 patients received wheelchairs, and 2,200 pairs of crutches were distributed across front lines in four governorates.
dialysis sessions to treat kidney diseases took place, with hemodialysis consumables provided to four dialysis centres in Aleppo and Deir Ezzor governorates
hospitals in Aleppo, Damascus, Hama and Homs were equipped with generators and three hospitals in Aleppo received spare parts for oxygen and incubators
tracing requests were received from people seeking to locate their relatives and eight people without valid identification papers were resettled in other countries with temporary ICRC travel documents