WFP helps almost 900,000 displaced Syrians with food aid

Source: World Food Programme
Country: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey

WFP operations are being significantly
hampered by the volatile security situation, as well as by the rapid movement of people, winter weather conditions and military movement.

In Numbers

689,100 people displaced since 01
December 2019

409,000 newly displaced people assisted
with WFP ready-to-eat rations since 01
December 2019

897,500 people provided with WFP
general food assistance in January 2020

Highlights

• The dramatic escalation of violence across
north-western Syria is fuelling a rapidly
deteriorating humanitarian situation.
Population displacement has accelerated
significantly in recent weeks, with more than
100,000 people displaced between 02 and 09
February alone.

• WFP has provided emergency food assistance
to more than 400,000 recently displaced
people since 01 December and provided
general food assistance to more than 897,000
people in January.

• WFP operations are being significantly
hampered by the volatile security situation, as
well as by the rapid movement of people,
winter weather conditions and military
movement.

Situation Update

• The security situation in north-western Syria is
deteriorating rapidly as hostilities continue across
southern and eastern Idlib governorate as well as
western Aleppo governorate.

• The extreme levels of violence is spurring population
displacement on a massive scale, which has
accelerated significantly in recent weeks. According to
the UNHCR-led Camp Coordination and Camp
Management (CCCM) Cluster, some 689,100 people
have now been displaced since 01 December. Some
102,000 people were displaced over the week of 02-09
February alone.

• The Dana sub-district of Idlib governorate on the
border with Turkey remains the main destination of
the recently displaced. More than 80 percent are
women and children, and more than half, some
364,000 people, are reporting food as a priority need.