Syria Food Security Quarterly Update (April-June 2017)

Syria Food Security Quarterly Update (April-June 2017)

During the second quarter of 2017, conflict continued to impact food security in Syria through high market prices of basic food items and fuel, large displacements, constrained access to humanitarian assistance, lack of access to clean water and increased levels of malnutrition. The intensity of conflict (airstrikes, attacks and direct clashes) continued to be high, although the overall number of incidents has declined since the first quarter of the year and were mostly concentrated in five governorates namely Hama, Aleppo, Homs, Ar-Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor. In June, an estimated 540 000 people were still trapped in 31 besieged locations in four governorates, including Damascus, Rural Damascus, Idleb and Deir-ez-Zor. As of 27 June, Ar-Raqqa city has also been besieged.

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