Conflict broke out in Syria in 2011. Ten years on, this has turned into one of the most complex and tragic humanitarian situations in the world. About 45 per cent of Syrians have been forced to leave their homes, and around 5.6 million of these have fled to foreign countries.
Within Syria, there are an estimated 13.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 90 per cent of Syrians now live below the poverty line. The cost of food and other essentials has risen by more than 200 per cent since the beginning of 2020, leaving millions of people struggling to survive.