Food Insecurity in Syria

Over a decade of war has pushed 12 million Syrians into food insecurity. More than a million Syrians are severely food insecure or unable to survive without food humanitarian aid. No one should be starving. No parent should have to make the decision of which of their children can eat today and which of them have to go to bed hungry. 

Fighting hunger and malnutrition is a top priority for Syria Relief’s emergency team. Malnutrition not only damages health but it stops children from learning to their full potential and it stops adults from working to enough money. This then creates a cycle of poverty.

Every single month, Syria Relief provides families with locally sourced food parcels containing a selection of the key ingredients needed to prepare balanced meals, enough to feed a family of five for a month. Your donations for Syria Relief’s food parcel can be the difference between life and death when an area is under siege and there are restrictions on food and basic goods being able to reach the population through markets. 

How Big Is The Problem?

  • During sieges and areas of concentrated conflict, it is difficult for items such as food to enter the markets and it is difficult to produce food.
  • An estimated 12 million Syrians are food insecure
  • 1 million are severely at risk of food insecurity
  • Because of the supply falling but the demand increasing, food prices are becoming completely unaffordable

What Are We Doing?

  • We are delivering emergency and regular food assistance
  • We deliver food baskets, ready to eat meals and cash/voucher assistance.
  • We are improving the wellbeing of displaced children and their families through life-saving nutritional interventions
  • We run seasonal projects throughout the year such as Ramadan distribution and Qurbani.

You Can Make a Difference

If you and your friends raise £250 by hosting a bake sale If you and your friends raise £250 by hosting a bake sale
You can feed 5 families for a month You can feed 5 families for a month