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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 2019

  • 16.9 million
    benefited from water and habitat projects
  • 480,000+
    people received water delivered by trucks in Aleppo, Rural Damascus, and Hassakeh
  • 4.7 million
    people in 12 governorates received food. Over 3 million among them received many times
  • 200,000
    people benefited from ICRC and SARC cereal seeds and vegetable kits assistance in 9 governorates
  • 544,000
    people had access to improved healthcare services through ICRC support to the SARC health facilities, including 14 polyclinics and 12 mobile health units
  • 6,600
    wounded and sick persons benefited from Al Hol field hospital which was opened in June 2019
  • 113,586
    people in 10 cities attended sessions on risks related to mines and other explosive remnants of war
  • 9,635
    oral greetings and Red Cross Messages exchanged between individuals who were separated from their families
  • 3,576
    cases have been opened for the tracing of missing people

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