Northwest Syria bears the brunt of a 13-year conflict, subjecting local communities to various hardships, including a collapsed health system, rampant poverty, unemployment, community breakdown, extreme living conditions and insecurity.

Impact on Vulnerable Groups

Promoting Health and Nutrition for Families

The challenges have hindered communities’ ability to maintain a nutritious diet, particularly affecting vulnerable groups like children under five and pregnant or lactating women.

In response, IDA has set up nutrition facilities to address malnutrition among pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and children under five.

These centers, led by specialized nutri-tionists and community health workers, actively promote health and nutrition awareness.

In 2023,

IDA provided


nutrition services, directly benefiting 378,209 individuals.

IDA's Integrated Nutrition Services

Nutrition Programs

IDA works to integrate health and nutrition services in all health facilities to comprehensively enhance well-being. Below is a list of services to prevent and treat malnutrition:

Work Areas

Geographical Reach

Nutrition and Community health services are provided in seven districts of Aleppo and Idlib governorates (Al-Bab, Harim, Azaz, Afrin, Jarablus, Idlib, and Jabal Saman) through:


Nutrition Centers




Response Teams


& Baby Areas