Crisis in Syria and the region

12 million Syrians desperately need humanitarian aid

 The humanitarian situation in Aleppo is very dramatic. Syria's most populated city and one of the main commercial hubs before the conflict erupted in 2011, Aleppo is today a city devastated by the fighting, de facto partitioned into zones controlled by the government and armed opposition groups, where its people are struggling daily to survive. Interview with Valter Gros, head of the ICRC team in Aleppo.

4.7 million
people across the country received food
16 millions
people, or nearly 90 per cent of Syria’s population, were provided access to clean drinking water
32,000
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
260,000
people living in displaced (IDP) shelters in Aleppo, Homs, Lattakia and rural Damascus received daily meals prepared in collective kitchens
800,000
people received hygiene kits, towels, mattresses, blankets and other household essentials
19,200
children displaced by the fighting were provided with school kits and 50,000 with winter clothes
620,000
people in five governorates received water by truck
93
temporary shelters holding 180,000 displaced people, were equipped with showers, sanitary facilities and water points
345
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.
2,400
dialysis sessions to treat kidney diseases took place, with hemodialysis consumables provided to four dialysis centres in Aleppo and Deir Ezzor governorates
9
hospitals in Aleppo, Damascus, Hama and Homs were equipped with generators and three hospitals in Aleppo received spare parts for oxygen and incubators
1,000
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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