As the Syria conflict enters its ninth year fighting has reduced and families are starting to return home, but the humanitarian situation remains catastrophic for millions.
In 2012, at the start of the conflict, around one million people were in need of aid in Syria. Today, 11.7 million people need aid in order to survive. Over six million people are internally displaced.
Those who are displaced, host families, recent returnees and residents are struggling to meet their basic needs.
Massive damage to schools, health facilities, bakeries, electricity and water-supply networks has crippled the country. People’s homes have been damaged or destroyed by the conflict. In order to start rebuilding their lives people will need access to essential services such as water, sanitation, health and education. Families will need an opportunity to earn a living, recover from physical and psychological trauma and the opportunity to find missing loved ones.
People who have fled to neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey also need help to survive, as do the communities who host them.