Food prices have risen dramatically in Syria since the conflict began, drastically impacting the price of bread, which has spiralled beyond the means of the average citizen.
In addition, production of bread is nearly impossible in many areas of Syria due to scarcity of fuel, flour and electricity.
“The evidence is clear: almost five years of conflict have destroyed the Syrian economy and the people’s ability to buy essentials like the food they need to survive,”
Arif Husain, Chief Economist of the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
Despite fuel and electricity shortages, Syria Relief regularly distribute tonnes of flour, and provide bakeries with water and electricity across Syria, ensuring bread is available for those in need.
Our recent bakery project was directed in some of the most hard to reach areas in rural Homs, as part of our ‘Flour for Bakeries’ project.
Throughout the course of the project, 15.5 tonnes of flour have been delivered to bakeries in the Homs countryside to date, producing 19,602 family-sized packs of bread. Bread packs are delivered directly to beneficiaries by Syria Relief’s team on the ground.