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Focus Areas

Syria Crisis and Resilience Response

Summary

To support Syrians living in Türkiye, host communities, partners and insitutions to better cope with and recover from the impact of displacement, UNDP implements the Syria Crisis Response and Resilience Programme. The programme promotes a resilience-based development approach and complements humanitarian assistance. The main objective of the programme is to enhance self-reliance of Syrians and strengthen institutional capacities of local and national partners to be able to respond to the increase in demand for public services. 
The key aspect of UNDP’s resilience response strategy is to invest in existing national and local systems to ensure they can adequately serve both host and Syrian communities by focusing on three major areas:

  • Livelihoods, Employment and Local Economic Development,
  • Municipal service delivery
  • Social Cohesion, Empowerment and Protection.

In Depth

Türkiye currently hosts the highest number of refugees in the world, including over 3.5 million registered Syrians. Around 90 per cent of the Syrian refugees live outside formal camps, within Turkish host communities.
The objective or Syria Crisis and Resilience Response Programme is to strengthen the resilience of refugees, host community members, local municipalities and relevant national institutions to cope with and recover from the impact of the large influx of Syrian refugees.
UNDP Türkiye coordinates at the regional level with other countries hosting Syrian refugees such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, in cooperation with UNHCR and other partners.
The key aspect of UNDP’s resilience response strategy is to invest in existing national and local systems to ensure they can adequately serve both host and Syrian communities by focusing on three major areas:

  • Livelihoods, Employment and Local Economic Development,
  • Municipal service delivery
  • Social Cohesion, Empowerment and Protection