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WFP Syria Situation Report #8, August 2021

Countries
Syria
Sources
WFP
Publication date

In Numbers:

  • 12.4 million people food insecure
  • 1.3 million severely food insecure
  • 6.8 million people internally displaced

Highlights:

  • WFP dispatched humanitarian assistance sufficient for an estimated 5 million people across all activities in Syria in August.
  • WFP revised its resource-based implementation plan, gradually increasing the target for General Food Assistance (GFA) by one million people - from 4.8 to 5.8 million people each month stating August 2021.
  • The humanitarian situation in Dar’a al Balad (Dar’a governorate) deteriorated significantly in August as a result of the ongoing fighting and deteriorating security situation. A ceasefire was agreed to on 31 August and held in September. WFP provided emergency assistance through ready-to-eat rations.
  • On 30 August, WFP undertook a crossline delivery from Aleppo to Idlib governorates of food and nutrition assistance sufficient for 50,000 people.