As the Syrian conflict grinds into its eighth year, the impact on millions of people has been tragic and indelible. More than 12 million people have been displaced by the conflict, with 6 million remaining inside Syria, nearly 5 million in neighbouring countries, and over 1 million seeking asylum in Europe. The majority of refugees are hosted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt – with nearly 90 percent living outside refugee camps and with host communities.
UN assessments have highlighted that the two primary drivers of displacement for Syrian are lack of safety and the loss of livelihood opportunities at home, which negatively impact people’s ability to afford food. Food is essential and an important source of stability. When families are able to afford and put food on the table, the need to move and leave home often diminishes.