Starting in August, 120,000 Syrians living in Jordan’s refugee camps will lose one third of their World Food Program assistance, the latest in a series of aid cuts amid an “unprecedented funding crisis.”
Before the earthquake, northwestern Syria was taking the first steps of early recovery. The disaster set it back several years, and thousands of impacted people now face a shortage of emergency aid in the absence of support for stabilization and basic services.
‘The real response’: Earthquake highlights role of Syrian-led relief organizations amid UN paralysis
The slow international response to the crisis in northwestern Syria after the February 6 earthquake highlights the central role of aid workers in both Turkey and Syria, whose staff raced to respond while being themselves impacted.
In 2022, Syria’s humanitarian, political and economic crisis reached new depths. How did the year unfold, and what can be expected in 2023?
Facing a budget shortfall, the UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Program are cutting monthly cash assistance for some Syrian refugees in Lebanon, many of whom already live in extreme poverty.
A recent decision by Jordan’s Ministry of Interior allows Syrians resettled in Europe to visit Jordan. The move cancels the five-year entry bans Jordan generally issues to Syrian refugees resettled by the UNHCR.
Following the cancellation of the latest session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee after Russia objected to it being held in Geneva, the future of the body is uncertain. Could Moscow push for another path, outside the UN?
Cross-border aid renewal stalls humanitarian catastrophe, while organizations on the ground test alternatives
On July 12, the UN Security Council extended the Syrian cross-border aid mechanism for six months. But with the future still uncertain, alternatives to in-kind aid are being used in some northwestern Syrian camps—with mixed results.
On July 10, the UN Security Council will decide whether to renew a cross-border aid resolution that millions of people in northwestern Syria rely on. "A catastrophe is possible, and we must prepare for it," writes Mohamad Katoub.
Syrian refugees in neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan face an uncertain future amid economic hardship, hate speech and pressure to return.