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GIEWS Update: Syrian Arab Republic: Continued conflict and drought conditions worsen 2014 crop production prospects



  • Current forecasts indicate a severe reduction in cereal crop production in 2014 due to the impact of conflict and drought conditions.

  • Food price inflation remains significantly high, but some declines were recorded in late 2013.

  • Livelihoods have suffered immensely following the conflict resulting in deaths and destruction and about 6.5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) together with about 2.7 million more registered refugees in near-by countries of the region.

  • Continued and strengthened assistance is required for food and the agricultural sector to support livelihoods.