UNDP Syria Disability Inclusion Programme
Since the onset of the crisis in Syria in 2011, UNDP has responded to the huge needs that emerged by implementing a unique resilience programme to support the Syrian people. UNDP goes beyond humanitarian assistance in the sense that it strengthens the resilience of the Syrian people by enhancing positive coping mechanisms, that enable them to rely on themselves and rebuild their livelihoods, rather than remain dependent on humanitarian assistance. Within the UN Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), UNDP’s interventions are focused on the rehabilitation of basic and social infrastructures, providing livelihoods support, enhancing economic recovery and social inclusion, and strengthening social cohesion.
“Every step I take is an achievement” Meet Angie & follow her inspiring journey. In Syria, 28% of the population lives with some form of disability. Persons with disabilities in Syria face multiple structural, legal and administrative barriers to access health care, education, employment and to participate fully and equaliy in community life.
People in need
Living below the poverty line
Living in extreme poverty
of the population are food insecure
Living with disability
Unemployment among youth