The Syrian crisis continues to generate political, social and economic pressure in Lebanon.
Millions of communities in Syria are internally displaced. Many families have fled to countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Iraqi Kurdistan, putting immense strain on these neighbouring countries.
In March 2019, the United States and the Kurdish militias declared victory over the Islamic State. The demilitarisation campaign in the northwest (Idlib) which began in 2018 continued, but remains unsolved. As a result, many families endured more open fighting in the first half of the year, causing mass displacement in Syria.
The Turkish offensive, which took place in the second half of 2019 in the northeast of the country, led to the creation of a “safe zone” along the border. This situation forced more communities into displacement, greatly affecting the supply of basic needs.
Although the violence has reduced overall, conflict is still ongoing in certain part of the country – making it hard for our teams to access some of the most vulnerable communities.