The Civilian Protection program is an initiative that seeks to make a difference in people’s lives by providing the Syrian people with the information they need the most.
Syria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War – mass displacement, famine, water shortages, and outbreaks of disease are now the norm. The post-war reconstruction process will be unprecedented – infrastructure has been completely destroyed in many areas. The reality is that much of the country lies in ruins, leaving communities to fend for themselves.
Despite international efforts, civilians’ most basic needs are not being met because large parts of the territory are either besieged or impossible for humanitarian aid to reach, while most medical facilities are not operational because of systematic targeting. In this context, media has the duty to offer civilians critical information to help them get through the day.