What we are doing
Action Against Hunger stepped in to help, launching programs in Syria in 2008, as our teams raced to improve access to food and income for Iraqi refugees and Syrian residents alike -- projects that included professional training, tool kit distributions, agricultural programs, and pastoral and livestock management.Our 400-plus regional staff are working to meet the needs of families both displaced within Syria and those now sheltering in neighbouring Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.
Our recent work includes ensuring that displaced families have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, overseeing the distribution of emergency hygiene kits, and building latrines to support those living in camps. With the heightened insecurity and increasingly indiscriminate violence, and the exodus of thousands of Syrian refugees into neighboring countries, the growing destruction poses the severest of risks for all involved. We remain committed to helping displaced families, both within Syria and in the neighbouring countries where so many Syrians have fled.
Since 2013 we’ve been working with the communities that have welcomed them, to ensure the needs of both refugees and vulnerable Jordanian families are met – including by repairing and installing water and sanitation facilities in communities and homes, and by providing financial and psychological support.
In 2016 we helped 1,619,950 people gain access to clean water and supported 141,354 people become economically self sufficient.