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FAO in the 2019 humanitarian appeal: The Syrian Arab Republic - Humanitarian Response Plan 2019

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to assist
3.5 million people

FAO requires
USD 120 million

January – December 2019

The protracted crisis coupled with the most severe drought in decades has resulted in persisting food insecurity along with reduced agricultural production in the Syrian Arab Republic in 2018. Internally displaced people, returnees and host communities are facing large food consumption gaps, depleted coping strategies and a large food expenditure share.


FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Sector to:

• Support self-reliance of affected households by protecting and building productive assets and restoring or creating income-generating opportunities to save and sustain lives.

• Improve communities’ capacity to sustain household livelihoods by improving linkages with value chain through the rehabilitation/ building of productive infrastructure as well as supporting services, early warning and disaster risk reduction systems.

• Strengthen coordination of the Food Security Sector.