Before the conflict began in Syria, most of the population relied on subsidised bread, a staple part of the Syrian diet. During the fighting bakeries throughout the country have been destroyed, creating severe bread shortages.
GOAL and its partners have responded to the bread crisis by keeping 29 bakeries across Northern Syria supplied with flour and yeast.
“People in our village no longer have to worry about there being no bread, they are delighted with the quality of bread produced with GOAL’s assistance,” a local bakery owner told GOAL staff.
"During the crisis our bakery was destroyed, and soon there was not a crumb of bread to be found in people’s houses. There seemed to be no way out of the situation. And then GOAL came along and saved us. Now we are even supplying bread to neighbouring villages.
As well as putting food in our mouths, GOAL has taught us the spirit of humanitarian work."
GOAL’s bakeries programme makes bread available and affordable to over 700,000 people in Syria.