Photo: Syrian Arab Red Crescent / IFRC
17 April, 2019

Syria: floods

Snapshot

Heavy rains began to fall on 31 March 2019, causing the most serious flooding in the district for more than a decade. The disaster happened just before the crop harvest and lambing season and may put communities’ food security and livelihoods at risk.

In our operation, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and IFRC plan to support 45,000 of the most vulnerable people for up to six months with services in health and psychosocial support, food and household relief items, and water, sanitation and hygiene promotion.

IFRC Appeal

3.5 million Swiss francs needed
to provide urgent humanitarian support 45,000

Our impact

Exceptionally heavy rains in Syria’s Al Hasakeh governorate have led to devastating flooding affecting more than 118,000 people. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is responding to the disaster, supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Key figures

3.5 million
Swiss francs appeal budget

118,000
people affected

45,000
people need urgent support