Six years into the Syria crisis, the United Nations and partners remain committed to providing life-saving assistance to the 13.5 million displaced and conflict- affected people inside Syria, protecting the rights of 4.81 million refugees in neighboring countries, and building the resilience of the 4.4 million people in vulnerable communities hosting them. Coordinating this effort remains a crucial challenge
In partnership with Microsoft, UNDP convened National and Regional Stakeholder Consultations in January and March 2018, to identify and respond to existing challenges to the implementation of the recommendations made in the report ‘Jobs Make the Difference: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Refugees and Host Communities’.
‘In the framework of cooperation and coordination of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), in 2016 the UNDP-UNHCR Joint Secretariat initiated a mapping exercise of United Nation’s Agencies livelihood and economic opportunities interventions in the five countries affected by the Syrian crisis, to identify complementarities and gaps, as well as comparative advantages
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.