Policy Brief

The Wheat and Bread Crisis in Syria and its Impact on the Population

The regime-controlled areas are facing a bread and wheat crisis as a result of an economic crisis that affects the living conditions in Syria. Several factors such as drought, corruption, and the regime’s loss of control over the governorates of eastern Syria have exacerbated this crisis in recent years with bread queues spreading throughout the areas under regime’s control, resulting in increasing discontent and anger among citizens toward the regime and its failure to address the crisis.