A Syrian woman collects food aid from a church at a previous distribution
Border closures related to coronavirus suppression have complicated an already difficult situation in Syria.
The closures have halted the transport of food aid and have also prevented pastors from traveling into and out of the country. A VOM contact reports that food prices have skyrocketed with the devaluation of Syrian currency. Medicine prices have increased as much as 60 percent, and many expect a further 500 percent rise in prices. The VOM contact said he plans to purchase food for his relief program on credit until the borders open. Churches have been feeding many of the internally displaced since the beginning of the civil war.