The Syrian crisis is an ongoing multifaceted armed conflict, since unrest began in March 2011. The severity of the humanitarian disaster has been outlined by the United Nations (UN) and many international organizations. The Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) has found that altogether 45% of the prewar population has been forced to move — including 6.36 million displaced within Syria and more than 4 million who have fled the country to Lebanon, Jordan,Iraq,Turkey, Egypt, and Kuwait. With new offenses planned on the city of Raqqa in 2017, these numbers could be set to increase.
ACT Alliance members have been responding directly to the Syria crisis through the Appeal mechanism since 2012 through SYR121, SYR131, SYR151 and SYR161. JSL Forum members are planning to submit a new response to the Syria crisis through SYR171 new appeal.