The break out of the Syria crises has already entered its tenth year, civilians continue to bear the brunt of the conflict with an estimated 6.1 million internally displaced person and 1.4 million returnees. It is estimated that 11.06 million people in need of humanitarian assistance including 4.65 million people in acute need. While more than 90 % of the Syrian people live below the poverty line, WFP estimates that an additional 2.2 million people are at risk of food insecurity.
The impact of the conflict is also large and growing pushed millions of people into unemployment and poverty. The international sanctions especially the Caesar Act that took effect on 17 June 2020 are tightening the stranglehold on Syria’s economy and increasing the suffering among the Syrian people first and foremost and making the plight of ordinary Syrians even more desperate.
On top of all these, the COVID-19 pandemic still poses serious public health risks and caused more loss of the Syrian economy, worsening the impoverished situation of the most vulnerable people.
Syria ACT forum and through its LWF and MECC is preparing an appeal to respond to the needs of the affected communities.