In depth


The prolonged crisis has resulted in the destruction of life-sustaining civilian infrastructure and services such as water, sanitation and electricity systems, as well as schools and healthcare centres which have continued to undermine support structures in urban and rural areas, ultimately endangering civilian lives and hampering the return of the displaced populations after the cessation of hostilities.

With over 50 per cent of social infrastructure in Syria not operational, the high influx of internally displaced families to already vulnerable governorates have significantly overstretched available resources in the host communities and limited the capacity of the local municipalities to meet the increasing needs of the population.


What we do

Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6, 7 and 9, UNDP aims to help stabilize local communities and promote the return of internally displaced persons by restoring essential life-sustaining services and infrastructure for affected communities.

Within the UN Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), UNDP interventions in this area includes:

  • Solid waste and debris management.
  • Rehabilitation and repair of water, sewage and electricity networks.
  • Rehabilitation of social infrastructure such as schools and medical facilities.
  • Rehabilitation of markets and shops.
  • Supporting renewable energy solutions.