Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Moscow’s forces in Syria have withdrawn and repositioned. Iran is looking to fill the gap.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine is already disrupting global supply chains of staple goods, notably cereals and cooking oils. This is likely to impact food security in Syria, which already suffers from shortages and skyrocketing inflation.
In the third week of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, more than 2.8 million people have now fled the country. Syrians are among those fleeing, reliving earlier experiences of displacement.