Since 2014 UNDP, in close cooperation with partners, has spearheaded the resilience agenda in the response to the Syria crisis, as a means of preserving dignity of people inside Syria and of supporting neighboring countries and the international community to more sustainably meet the needs of refugees and host communities in the region.
The Syria crisis has transformed how the international community works together: innovating in crisis, collaborating, and adapting our approaches in response to the changing needs and shifting dynamics in the region.
This report is a summary of results achieved in 2016 with the generous financial contribution from the Government of Finland of 4 million USD towards UNDP’s Integrated Project Portfolio “Building Resilience in Response to the Syria Crisis”, framed in a Cost-Sharing Agreement from December 2015.
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.”