Syria Crisis - Emergency Assistance
DFATD Contribution: $2,500,000
The humanitarian situation in Syria has rapidly deteriorated over the past year as a result of the civil war in the country. The United Nations estimates more than 110,000 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands more wounded, due to the violence. Within Syria, some 9.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 6.5 million of whom are internally displaced. In addition, more than 2.2 million Syrian refugees are living in host countries in the region. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to the gravest consequences of the conflict and host countries are increasingly overstretched by the influx of people needing assistance.
With DFATD’s support, UNICEF is providing emergency health services, psychosocial support, immunizations, nutrition support, water and sanitation services, education and child protection to vulnerable Syrians, including women and children, inside Syria and in neighbouring countries. Project activities include: (i) providing primary health care, including vaccinations, and water, sanitation and hygiene services, such as building and rehabilitating latrines, promoting good hygiene practices, and ensuring safe water supply; (ii) providing nutrition support to mothers with infants and young children; (iii) establishing safe and secure learning environments that promote child protection and well-being; (iv) facilitating recreational activities for Syrian children; (v) establishing safe spaces for Syrian women and girls at risk of sexual and gender-based violence; (vi) establishing community-based networks to disseminate information on risks related to sexual and gender-based violence and on access and location of services; and (vii) registering and providing assistance to unaccompanied and separated children.
Syria Crisis - Support to the “No Lost Generation” Initiative
DFATD Contribution: $35,000,000
The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to deteriorate as a result of the civil war in the country. The United Nations estimates that more than 130,000 people have been killed, with hundreds of thousands more wounded, due to the violence. Within Syria, some 9.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, 6.5 million of whom are internally displaced. In addition, over 2.4 million Syrian refugees are registered and living in host countries in the region. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to the impact of the conflict and host countries are increasingly overstretched by the influx of affected people needing assistance.
UNICEF is one of the partners leading the “No Lost Generation” initiative to educate and normalize the lives of conflict-affected children and their families. With DFATD's support, this UNICEF project will benefit more than 613,000 conflict-affected children in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. Project activities include: (1) providing formal, non-formal and alternative education to 402,274 children; (2) constructing and/or rehabilitating schools, and providing school supplies benefitting 18,000 children; (3) providing support and training to 500 teachers; (4) providing psychological support to 495,810 children and caregivers; (5) providing vocational training and life skills to 13,100 youth; and (6) providing cash assistance to 400 highly vulnerable families.
Syria Crisis - Health, Nutrition, Water and Sanitation
DFATD Contribution: $3,000,000
With the support of DFATD and other donors, UNICEF is: (1) providing conflict-affected people with safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene items; (2) reducing the spread of water-related diseases by supporting improved sanitation practices, community mobilization, hygiene promotion, and delivery of hygiene products and services on a sustainable and equitable basis to all conflict-affected people; and (3) supporting primary healthcare services for 1.98 million women and children and providing nutrition services to up to 900,000 children, as well as pregnant, and lactating women.