Syria Food Security Quarterly Update (October - December 201

Syria Food Security Quarterly Update (October - December 2016)

High-intensity conflict remains the key trigger for food insecurity in Syria, causing displacements, inflation and high cost of living, eroded purchasing power of population, fragmented markets, disrupted production and collapsed safety nets, among others. Based on the Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) data implemented through the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), over 340 000 persons have been displaced across the country in the last quarter of 2016 due to deteriorated security conditions. Most displacements (52% of cases) occurred in December 2016 with the majority of newly displaced people originating from three governorates, including Aleppo (58%), Deir-ezZor (13%) and Ar-Raqqa (9%). The newly displaced people are most vulnerable as they often lack access to shelter, food and other basic services such as health, water, sanitation, hygiene and education.