Supporting Syrians and the region - results and programme update, April 2017
With the crisis in Syria now into its seventh year, the situation inside Syria and for refugees and host communities in the surrounding countries continues to be critical. Inside Syria poverty rates are estimated at over 84 per cent, while refugees have grown increasingly vulnerable with the vast majority living below the poverty line and struggling to afford essentials such as food, adequate housing and health care. Meanwhile, host communities inside Syria and in particular countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey are coping with tremendous additional hardships and pressures posed by the Syria crisis in terms of resources, the economy, and on basic services and social infrastructure.
Since 2014 UNDP has spearheaded the resilience agenda of the humanitarian-development nexus, with a growing focus on investing in livelihoods as a cornerstone of our overall support.