WFP Syria Situation Report #3, March 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Mar 2017 View Original

In Numbers

13.5 m people in need of humanitarian assistance

6.3 m people internally displaced

9 m people in need of food assistance

Highlights

  • WFP dispatched food assistance for four million people; 32 percent of the assistance was delivered to high-conflict areas through cross-border, cross-line and air deliveries.

  • WFP provided urgent food assistance for 145,000 newly displaced people in Hama, Dar’a, Ar-Raqqa, and Aleppo governorates. It was the first time for WFP to reach ArRaqqa governorate since July 2015.

  • WFP launched a new livelihood project in Aleppo city that will provide women with vocational training to set-up their own tailoring, sewing and needlework business.

Situation Update

  • Throughout the month of March, an uptick in violence was observed across the country. Heavy fighting in northern, middle and southern Syria resulted in the displacement of thousands of people. In response, WFP provided food assistance for 145,000 newly displaced people