There are nearly 13 million displaced people (internally or abroad). More than 14 million are still in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and more than 4,8 million Syrians have taken refuge in neighbouring countries. With the devastating impact of the pandemic and increasing poverty, every day is an emergency for Syrians forced to flee. Access to essential services and care, particularly those with injuries, disabled people and people with chronic diseases are very difficult. Obstacles to case-managing Syrian civilians include damage to local infrastructure because of the fighting, travel restrictions placed on civilians, and the inability of international humanitarian organisations to launch large-scale operations due to the current situation on the field, particularly in terms of access and security.
Date the programme opened: 2012
Number of HI staff members: 335