Responding to earthquake-related impacts in Syria

Emergency Food Assistance
Syria Emergency Food Assistance Project
Implementing Partner: Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue
Lead Member: Mennonite Central Committee Canada
People Served: 8,800
Budget: $1,703,500
Timeline: April 2023 – December 2023

Mennonite Central Committee Canada is supporting the Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue (FDCD) with a nine-month humanitarian response project in Aleppo, Jabli and Tartous, Syria.

In early February 2023, two significant earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks killed over 50,000 people in Türkiye and Syria, compounding one of the most significant current global humanitarian crises. The earthquake has further complicated an already challenging food security situation in Syria, where food prices have skyrocketed, inflation is high and ongoing insecurity have all impacted peoples’ ability to adequately provide food for themselves.

In order to stabilize food security, FDCD will provide nine monthly food transfers to 1,600 earthquake affected households (8,800 individuals), specifically focusing on households whose homes were destroyed partially or completely. The monthly food basket will consist of rice, pasta, lentils, oil, sugar, tea, tomato paste, halva and canned meat, totaling 36.85 kg per household. A total of 530.64 mt of food will be provided over the nine-month project.

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