Reaching its twelfth year of war, Syria remains a complex humanitarian and protection emergency characterized by ongoing hostilities and their long-term consequences, including widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure, economic collapse, explosive ordnance contamination and one of the largest numbers of internally displaced people in the world. In many ways, the humanitarian needs across the whole of Syria are currently at their highest since the start of the conflict, and households are reverting to negative coping mechanisms more frequently than before. This includes child labour and child marriage and the sale of productive assets – all of which increase protection needs and/or reduce households’ capacity for self-sustenance in the future. As household resilience decreases, humanitarian needs increase. Over 14.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, including approximately 9.6 million in severe need. The total number of IDPs is 5.38M, including 4.3M in need of humanitarian assistance.
Act Syria forum is preparing an appeal to respond to the needs of the affected communities. Act members: CA, GOPA-DERD, HEKS-EPER and MECC are getting ready for a response to provide humanitarian assistance in this complex environment targeting Food security, health, WASH, Education, Basic needs, NFIs, livelihoods & early recovery, child & youth forums, SGBV and psychosocial sectors.