• AL-Hassakeh: The hope revived

    The population of Al-Hassakeh governorate has been increasingly vulnerable and has slipped into poverty. The humanitarian situation in Al-Hassakeh continues to deteriorate as it hosts over 350,000 IDPs from neighboring governorates. It hosts IDPs in addition to returning migrants who left during the drought only to return fleeing violence. Currently, Al-Hassakeh governorate is home to half a million persons, of whom 258,000 are IDPs from neighboring Deir-ez-Zor, Ar-Raqqa and Aleppo, who are in critical need for livelihood support.

  • Al-Hassakeh: Baking bread to earn bread.

    “Four years passed since we fled out of our home in Damascus taking refuge in Al-Hassakeh”, said Nadia. “We saved nothing. Fifteen years of our life are totally erased”.

  • A journey of Resilience

    Hunger and siege have suffocated us” said Seham Al-Ali; a mother of five children who was forced to flee twice in a row from the devastating conditions in Aleppo, first to Menbej, then to Tartous governorate where she found in Al-Karnak shelter the safe haven for her family.

  • Tartous: Growing mushrooms to enhance livelihoods

    Since the start of the Syria crisis, Tartous has been one the most stable governorate and is thus a natural refuge for IDPs escaping nearby conflict areas. It is a home to approximately 452,000 IDPs who came mostly from Homs, Hama, Idleb, Aleppo, Ar-Raqqa, and Deir-Ez-Zor and reside in rented apartments and shelters.

  • Homs: When there is a will, there is a way

    “I sweep the floor to help my family” said Ramez, a 24 year old young man who suffers from Down syndrome. He left his house in Bab Al-Sbaa’ neighborhood in Homs and moved to a shelter in Abdul-Muhaimen Abbas School.

  • Resilience in spite of the tragedy, Homs

    “I can’t prevent myself from crying when I remember what we’ve been through. Life was not fair with me and our situation was very bad” Said Noha; a 52 years old mother who lost her husband and son during the crisis while wiping her tears.

  • Mohammad, from depression to a new life ambition

    Homs Governorate has experienced fierce hostilities since the beginning of the crisis, which resulted in massive damage to buildings and infrastructure, and significant reduction in the delivery of basic and social services. Approximately 699,000 people from host families, returnees, IDPs and local communities are in need for humanitarian assistance. Many of the local residents have suffered from significant losses in their livelihoods due to destruction and vandalism of factories and stores especially in the commercial center of Homs. This has further exacerbated unemployment rate.

  • Hanan Al-Ghareeb: A Housewife effort to educate her children

    Hama was amongst the few governorates that were affected early by the crisis. Given its proximity to highly contested areas in the north and central regions, Hama received at least 60,589 IDPs seeking refuge from the conflict.

  •   Emergency jobs sow long-term livelihoods for youth in Jordan

    This portfolio is the result of lasting partnership between UNDP, national counterparts and a wide range of implementing partners at the field level.

  • Sewing for a better life

    (Homs-Syria)- The Syrian economy has experienced a massive de-industrialization as a result of business closures, major capital out flight, looting and destruction

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