The February dispatch cycle for distribution of in-kind food assistance is currently underway, with a plan to deliver up to 850,000 family food rations, sufficient for over 4.2 million beneficiaries, to partners for distribution. Food sector members continue to find alternative modalities to deliver food aid to areas with prolonged access constraints.
In Aleppo, assistance is being redirected to western Aleppo City to meet emerging needs in view of the new population displacement, as there remains no access to the rural and eastern areas where 1.25 million people are estimated to be in need of food assistance. In Al-Hasakeh, a second round of airlifts from Iraq are underway with a plan to deliver 32,400 family food rations, bags of wheat flour and rice by mid-March. By 26 February, 10,352 family food rations, 10,875 bags of wheat flour and 10,313 bags of rice were shipped to Quamishly. With humanitarian needs escalating in the governorate, the airlifted food rations are being split to reach double the number of beneficiaries. In the meantime, further population displacements were reported over the reporting period. (Source: OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Syria Issue 43, 13-26 February 2014)
The following map displays the food distribution points for WFP, UNRWA, ICRC, FAO and other NGOs for the month of May 2014. The map also highlights those areas targeted by inter-agency convoys or by WFP regular delivery.
The following map displays the total number of cross-border and cross-line beneficiaries in need of food in Syria's fourteen governorates. The areas in red display the key response gaps. Areas listed as a high priority for action are the following: Deir-ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqa, Idleb, Tartous, Rural Damascus, Quneitra and Dar'a.
The total number of beneficiaries reached in eleven Syrian Governorates for June 2014 is disaplayed in the matrix. The number of beneficiaries reached in June 2014 totaled 4,984,437.
Handicap International and HelpAge International have released their second Age & Disability Monitor. The document attached provides a bi-monthly overview of the most pressing issues and needs faced by persons with specific needs (PSN), including people with disabilities (PwD), people with injuries (PwI), and older people (OP) among the refugees from and IDPs within Syria.
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