While humanitarian access has improved, the Assad regime continues to impose restrictions on the UN and our partners in Eastern Ghouta. Where and when access allows, DFID’s humanitarian partners are providing life-saving support for those who remain there. We continue to use our position in the UN Security Council and the International Syria Support Group to press the regime and its backers to allow access so aid can reach those in need.
The UN and other DFID-funded partners mobilised support to those displaced from Eastern Ghouta, both in rural Damascus and in north-west Syria. DFID is supporting the response by providing food, shelter, healthcare services, basic hygiene kits, psychological support services, and services targeting the specific needs of women and girls.