Syria

Concern launched an emergency response inside the country in 2013 that focused on controlling disease and meeting the basic needs of the most affected communities. Today, those efforts continue, and have expanded to include distribution of emergency food and food vouchers.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 21.9 million
  • Population living below $1.25/day: 1.71%
  • Life expectancy: 69.6
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 11.9
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 14.6
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 49
  • Literacy rate: 84.1%
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 29.5%
  • Internally displaced people: 6.5 million
  • People in need of humanitarian assistance: 13.5 million

Our hygiene and water system rehabilitation work continue, now supported by sewage system rehabilitation and community clean-up campaigns.

In Syria, we are working to fill a preventative health care gap by contributing to the reduction of waterborne diseases. Beginning in 2014, our dedicated team worked under difficult conditions to install generators and chlorinated water sources, reduce the presence of disease-carrying insects, and distribute culturally appropriate hygiene supplies. Our hygiene and water system rehabilitation work continues, now supported by sewage system rehabilitation and community clean-up campaigns.

We’re also working to meet the basic needs of those who face hunger and poor hygiene conditions as they move into more secure areas that often lack essential resources and services. Our efforts include providing emergency food baskets and hygiene kits, as well as food vouchers for families in places where markets are available.