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Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians, Christians, Druze, Alawite Shias and Arab Sunnis, the last of who make up a majority of the Muslim population.

In March 2011 Syria has been engaged in a devastating conflict resulting in hundreds of thousands Syrian refugees to flee to the nearby countries of Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq. There have been gross violations of human rights, tens of thousands of civilians have been killed by the regime.

Over 1.5 million IDPs are in urgent need of food assistance, health services, and shelter after over a year of military bombardment. The World Food Programme insists that the crisis will ultimately result in higher food prices and food shortages. Access inside of Syria is restricted to very few organizations. This crisis will continue to plague the region in the upcoming years. 

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