Syria Crisis - Executive brief 20 February 2013
Ongoing conflict has affected more than 4 million people across Syria, including 2 million internally displaced persons. A further 860 000 people have fled to neighbouring countries.
Agricultural damage and losses are estimated at USD 1.8 billion.
4 million people are at risk of food insecurity – indicating a 33 percent increase over the past six months.
Funding is urgently needed to help farmers and herders sustain their livelihoods and food security base, particularly during winter.
FAO seeks USD 34.85 million within the 2013 Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan to help 59 200 severely affected farming and herding families safeguard their livelihoods and resume food production.
Priority FAO interventions include: (i) provision of animal feed and veterinary supplies; (ii) seed provision; and (iii) income generation activities.