Crisis in Syria and the region

12 million Syrians desperately need humanitarian aid

Refugees and migrants have the right to respect and protection

Some flee from the violence and conflict zones in their countries, others seek to escape oppressive poverty.
All have the right to have their human dignity respected, to be protected and to have access to basic humanitarian needs, such as food, water and health care.

We must respond with humanity to their plight.


4.7 million
people across the country received food
16 million
people, or nearly 90 per cent of Syria’s population, were provided access to clean drinking water
patients, mostly living in shelters for displaced people, were provided with primary health-care services in Homs, Hama, Idleb, rural Damascus, Sweida, Tartous and Deir Ezzor
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
ICRC in Syria

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