This report provides an overview of the current context in Northeast Syria as of May 2023, highlighting the ongoing challenges faced by the region, including conflict, displacement, and limited access to basic services. This context update also discusses the efforts of humanitarian organizations to address the needs of vulnerable communities. Overall, this report emphasizes the continued need for support and assistance to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Northeast Syria.
Although Northeast Syria (NES) has seen improved levels of precipitation and prices of wheat set in USD by the Self Administration of North and East Syria (SANES), farmers remain pessimistic about agricultural conditions. The constant depreciation of the Syrian Pound, rising prices of agricultural inputs, and the SANES set price of wheat lower than hoped, indicates a continued need to address the larger structural issues contributing to crippling NES’s agricultural sector.