Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada is supporting Adventist Development and Relief Agency Syria with an eight-month humanitarian response project in Aleppo and Lattakia governates, Syria.
The two severe earthquakes in February 2023 during the harsh, winter season, have compounded an already fragile situation that has been affected by conflict for the past decade. Food is among the immediate needs identified during initial assessments, as people have resorted to harmful coping strategies during this worsening food security situation.
There will be two cohorts targeted by this project. The first cohort of 600 households (3000 people) is people living in collective shelters. They will be provided with a weekly distribution of ready-to eat food parcels over a two-month period. This food parcel will include beans, chickpeas, canned chicken, canned vegetables, oil, canned tuna, sugar, zaatar and bread. The second cohort of 652 households (3260 people) is people living outside of collective shelters. They will be provided with a 38 kg food basket of staple foods that includes wheat flour, rice, pasta, burghul, lentils, chickpeas, oil, salt and sugar. The food baskets for the second cohort will be provided for four months and will be distributed bi-weekly.
The total tonnage provided to the two cohorts will be 259.7 mt.