Over 10 years of conflict in Syria has had a devastating impact on communities across the country. Infrastructure has been destroyed, continued violence has ravaged areas, and today the poverty rate in-country in Syria stands at 90%. Around 14.6 million people depend on humanitarian aid and the civilian population face extremely high malnutrition rates. Syria remains one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world, and the socio-economic conditions continue to deteriorate.
In 2021 MOAS was contacted by Action for Humanity, an international organization that does global programming, but originated in Syria. They requested our support in providing therapeutic food (RUTF) to treat moderate to acute malnutrition in children and to open three new nutrition clinics in the northern region of the country.
In collaboration with our partner Edesia, MOAS’s first delivery of 26 tons of nutritional supplements is due arrive in the coming weeks and will be distributed by our in-country partner. We are also planning to partner with AFH to develop nutritional programs.