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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-December 2022

  • 16.5 million
    people benefited from the various water and habitat activities implemented across the country
  • Over 200,000
    households in seven governorates received food, most of them on a regular basis.
  • 710,000
    people benefited from the infrastructure support to 12 public bakeries – supply of production line, rehabilitation works, and power.
  • Over 447,000
    people had access to healthcare services through 15 Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) polyclinics and 17 mobile health units supported by the ICRC.
  • Over 975
    oral greetings and Red Cross Messages were exchanged between individuals separated from their families and their loved ones
  • More than 230,000 people
    in 13 governorates attended sessions on risks related to mines/ explosive remnants of war and safer behaviour 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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