Conflicts and high level of violence continues throughout the Syrian Arab Republic, aerial bombings by government forces and attacks by armed opposition, extremist and designated terrorist groups continue to result in death, injury and displacement. It is estimated that 10.8 million people in Syrian Arab Republic remain in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, many of them trapped in hard to reach areas. Over 3 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Around 6.5 million people have been internally displaced by violence.
Humanitarian needs remain enormous. The delivery of humanitarian assistance, especially in hard-toreach areas, remains extremely difficult and insufficient to meet people’s needs. Violence, rapidly shifting conflict lines, administrative hurdles and underfunding continue to hamper the relief effort as needs continue to grow. Yet the needs remain enormous. More than 400,000 refugees are accommodated in refugee camps, and outside of camps, it is estimated that 38 per cent live in substandard shelter. More than 2.4 million people are likely to be in need of support to prepare for winter, and 1.7 million refugees currently require food assistance.
ACT Alliance will continue to provide humanitarian assistance in this complex environment and ACT members will continue to work collaboratively in the ACT forum known as the Jordan, Syria and Lebanon (JSL) forum.
The magnitude and complexity of the crisis, the scale of the ACT humanitarian response and requirements from back donors, have called for an external evaluation of this appeal SYR151 which will be carried out in September/October 2015.