Food security has been a consistent area of focus for SRD, both as standalone programs and projects combined with initiatives in the health, nutrition, and NFI sectors. SRD’s food security programming strives to ensure optimum health, growth, and development for families, particularly children, by addressing Syrians’ urgent need for basic necessities and access to nourishing food.

Food is scarce for Syrians due to both the price and the country’s supply. The situation is considerably more dire in areas under siege. Due to the significant cost of raising animals, many Syrian families do not have access to meat.