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Syria crisis: The ICRC works in Syria to support the most vulnerable who are facing dire conditions inside Syria as a result of the over a decade-long conflict. The ICRC carries out its activities in Syria in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, with the aim of improving access to medical services, rehabilitating water and sanitation networks, and contributing to food security in affected areas across Syria.

It also supports hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq, in coordination with ICRC delegations in these countries. Following the February earthquake, it has stepped up its response in light of the 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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