365 Days of Resilience Inside Syria: UNDP Achievements in 2015
In its fifth year, the Syrian crisis continues to cause more destruction to infrastructure and massive damage to every aspect of life. Syrians are being exposed daily to violence and are increasingly deprived of basic services.
In 2015, UNDP responded by helping affected communities to rehabilitate of infrastructure and restore basic services. We 2015 provided 44,000 emergency employment jobs to both IDPs and host community members to remove solid waste and debris, and to repair infrastructure. We also helped to revive 1,514 business by providing start-up grants, vocational trainings, job placements, value-chain development and market restoration. UNDP also helped restore service delivery in three affected governorates in Syria: Aleppo, Hama and Homs, including repairing more than 250 km of water networks in Homs Governorate, rehabilitating five health centres in As-Sfiera in Aleppo Governorate, providing access to health services to at least 720 people from the area, and rehabilitating a kindergarten and its affiliated facilities in Hama Governorate to increase its capacity to reach more children due to the high influx of IDPs in the area.
UNDP strengthened the resilience of almost 2.2 million affected people (including dependent family members), reducing reliance on humanitarian assistance. This was achieved through implementing more than 100 recovery and livelihoods interventions in partnership with local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) and Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) in 12 highly affected governorates: Aleppo, Al-Hassakeh, As-Sweida, Damascus, Dar’a, Deir-Ez-Zor, Hama, Homs, Lattakia, Quneitra, Rural Damascus and Tartous.
People with disabilities, a highly vulnerable group that is expanding due to the crisis, have been a priority for inclusion in our cash-for-work, local production, and local economic recovery projects. Additionally, and among the programmes that continued throughout the crisis, the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), have served an already vulnerable population of nearly 3,800 individuals across the country.
Read the 2015 Annual Report for more details on our support to Syrians.