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WFP Syria Situation Report #1, January 2021

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: World Food Programme

Please refer to the attached file.

In Numbers

12.4 million people food insecure

1.3 million severely food insecure

6.7 million people internally displaced

Highlights

• A record 12.4 million people, 60 percent of the Syrian population, are now food insecure, according to the results of the nationwide food security assessment conducted in late 2020; by far the highest number ever recorded.

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• The number of people food insecure has increased by 4.5 million people in just one year, with the number of people severely food insecure more than doubling.

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• Floods caused by heavy rainfall severely impacted IDP sites in north-western Syria, with thousands of WFP beneficiaries affected. WFP provided readyto-eat rations to some 8,500 affected people in January.

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• At least two people were killed, and several others injured in two separate bomb explosions in Jandaris and Afrin cities of northern Aleppo governorate in early January.

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