Water Crisis in Northern and Northeast Syria - Immediate Response and Funding Requirements

Reductions in both rainfall and river water for irrigation, in combination with high prices for agro-chemicals and fuel, already have and are predicted to further cause substantial harvest losses as well as increases in food prices. These trends have worsened already the high food insecurity and malnutrition rates amongst the population. drought-like conditions leading to significant losses in crop and livestock production in south and central Syria. As a result, a dire food and nutrition security situation is currently evolving across NES, south/ central, and western Syria, with related needs expected to further grow during the remainder of 2021. These needs will be responded to by the relevant sectors under the framework of the 2021 HRP, with any continued response requirements to be folded into the 2022 HRP. In line with the above planning parameters, through activities laid out in this plan humanitarian partners aim to assist up to 3.4 million of the over five million people estimated to be currently affected by the water crisis in Syria during the period of September to February 2022.