WFP Syria Situation Report #3, March 2019

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Mar 2019

Highlights

• In March, WFP dispatched food assistance for 3.1 million people across all 14 Syrian governorates.
This includes food assistance for some 251,000 people in 56 locations across hard-to-reach areas, and food assistance for 676,000 people via the cross-border operation from Turkey to areas not accessible from inside Syria.

• In March, the United Nations in Syria delivered critical humanitarian assistance, including WFP food, to some 50,000 people in Menbij town of Aleppo governorate.

• The WFP Syria 2018 Annual Country Report (ACR) has been finalized and published and can be accessed here.

In Numbers

  • 11.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance
  • 6.2 million people internally displaced
  • 6.5 million people food insecure
  • 2.5 million people at risk of food insecurity

Situation Update

North-Western Syria

• Insecurity continued across north-western Syria in March. Artillery shelling and airstrikes targeted several sub-districts of Idlib, Hama, and Aleppo governorates, resulting in casualties and population displacements.

• Since the beginning of February, violence and insecurity has displaced more than 100,000 people from areas of Idlib, Hama, and the Aleppo governorate countryside as of the end of March. WFP continued to respond to the continuous displacement in March and had reached more than 100,000 people with ready-toeat rations (RTEs) as of the end of the month.

• WFP remains ready to respond with strategic stocks of RTEs as well as nutrition supplies for children both inside Idlib, from Turkey, and from inside Syria should the situation in the north-west escalate further.