Food baskets for internally displaced people in Syria

Emergency Food Assistance
Implementing Partner: Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue
Lead Member: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
Supporting Member: United Church of Canada, Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, Presbyterian World Service & Development
People Served: 36,000
Budget: $4,193,000
Timeline: April 2020 – March 2021

Mennonite Central Committee Canada is supporting Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue with a 12-month food assistance response in Syria. This project is part of the Foodgrains Bank’s ongoing Syrian crisis response, which includes multiple projects implemented by various Foodgrains Bank members and their partners.

Although active conflict has decreased in many parts of Syria, the need for ongoing food assistance remains. High prices, inflation and few employment opportunities, combined with massive displacement caused by the conflict, are contributing to continued high levels of vulnerability. As of February 2020, it is estimated that 7.9 million Syrians were in need of food assistance.

This project will continue to provide essential food to 6,000 families (approximately 36,000 people). Beneficiaries will receive food baskets containing rice, bulgur, spaghetti, chickpeas, lentils, vegetable oil, olive oil, sugar, salt, canned meat, tea, and tomato sauce. The total budget is $4,193,000.

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