What we are doing
Action Against Hunger has been present in Syria since 2008 with the primary aim being to support Iraqi refugees and vulnerable Syrian communities. Since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011, our teams have scaled up programmes to include:
- Food distribution
- Tool kit distribution
- Agricultural and livestock projects
- Installation of water supplies and latrines
- Piloting a project using solar power to power water pumps
- Hygiene programmes – education on the spread of diseases
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.
With the heightened insecurity and increasingly indiscriminate violence, and the exodus of thousands of Syrian refugees into neighboring countries, the impact of this conflict has spread region-wide. Since 2013, our teams have been working with the host communities who have welcomed the Syrian refugees in Jordan, to ensure both communities’ needs are met.
In 2016, we helped 1,619,950 people gain access to clean water and supported 141,354 people become economically self-sufficient.