As the crisis in Syria continues in its sixth year, the humanitarian community estimates that 13.5 million people in Syria are in need for various kinds of humanitarian assistance. Four out of five Syrians live in poverty and 64.7 per cent of the population live in extreme poverty
In 2016, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the UNDP Sub-regional Response Facility (Syria Crisis) with the support of the Government of Finland, released the policy note, “Enhancing Aid Architecture in the Regional Response to the Syria Crisis.”
These challenges can be addressed as the reconstruction of Syria begins in the coming years. While Syria presents some unique obstacles – and while many claim that it is premature to start thinking about reconstruction – it is never too early to start looking around the world for good and not-so-good practices in hopes that Syria will someday soon be ripe for recovery
With the crisis in Syria now into its seventh year, the situation inside Syria and for refugees and host communities in the surrounding countries continues to be critical. Inside Syria poverty rates are estimated at over 84 per cent, while refugees have grown increasingly vulnerable with the vast majority living below the poverty line and struggling to afford essentials such as food, adequate housing and health care.