Supporting the Resilience of Local Communities

Supporting the Resilience of Local Communities

September 16, 2020


This annual report captures UNDP’s support to the Syrian people in 2019. The United Nations Development Programme has supported those in need in all 14 governorates of Syria through multisector interventions aimed at enhancing the resilience of Syrians to the crisis that has ravaged the country since 2011. The severity analysis conducted by UNDP on behalf of the Early Recovery and Livelihood sector estimated that in 2019, 8.7 million Syrians needed early recovery and livelihoods support, and that in the absence of decent, long-term jobs and livelihoods opportunities, people have resorted to harmful coping mechanisms. These men, women and children have a right to a life of dignity, peace and prosperity.

In 2019, UNDP Syria continued to scale up its resilience-building assistance as articulated in the Humanitarian Response Plan and Country Programme Document, through three complementary pillars: Essential Services and Infrastructure Restoration, Livelihoods and Economic Recovery and Social Cohesion.

A total of 162 local projects were implemented, benefitting more than 3.6 million Syrians.

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