Nutrition in Syria

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Helpdesk Query:

What is the current situation with regard to nutrition in Syria?

  • What is the best method to address undernutrition?
  • How should longer term malnutrition (stunting) in a humanitarian crisis be addressed?
Summary:

Most of the evidence concentrates on the nutrition of vulnerable groups – mainly very young children and CBA. The little data available on nutritional status of the elderly is for those living in residential homes. For men, published evidence relates to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries and is therefore not given here. The report includes findings from BSG areas such as Damascus, Deir-ez-Zor, Hama, Homs, Madaya in Rural Damascus, as well as hard-to-reach (HTR) areas, e.g. Al-Hassakeh. Data from newly accessible areas in Aleppo, Lattakia, and Tartous governorates is also included.

 

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