Hot Spot

Syria

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)

Affected Countries

Information Stream

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.

This report provides evidence on the situation of older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees. It is for humanitarians to use in designing responses, and to support the delivery of inclusive activities which identify and respond to the needs of people with specific needs.

This report provides evidence on the situation of older, disabled and injured Syrian refugees. It is for humanitarians to use in designing responses, and to support the delivery of inclusive activities which identify and respond to the needs of people with specific needs.

Policy Brief available here.

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.