what we do

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. 

Needs in Syria

14.6

Million

People in need

90

Percent

Living below the poverty line

65

Percent

Living in extreme poverty

50

Percent

of the population are food insecure

28

Percent

Living with disability

60

Percent

Unemployment among youth