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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 2018

  • 17.3 million
    benefitted from water and habitat projects.
  • 280,000
    displaced people benefitted from renovations and upgrading of housing, water sanitation facilities in 65 collective shelters throughout the country.
  • 8.5 million
    people in 13 governorates received food. About 5.9 million were repeated recipients.
  • 2.2 million
    people in 13 governorates received essential items, including blankets, mattresses, hygiene kits, winter clothes, and school kits.
  • 50,000
    people benefitted from the ICRC/SARC livelihood and agricultural projects as well as support to bakeries and flour mills.
  • 850,000
    people have access to improved healthcare services through ICRC-supported SARC health facilities, 9 polyclinics and 13 mobile health units.
  • 260,000
    wounded and sick persons benefitted from first aid services and emergency transport by SARC ambulances supported by ICRC.
  • 4,500
    persons benefitted from physical rehabilitation aid

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