The Humanitarian and Livelihoods program is designed to respond to the basic needs for humanitarian assistance and livelihoods creation and/or stabilization in affected areas, for both IDPs and hosting communities who have overstretched their resources.
UNDP is the principle recipient of a grant from the Global Fund to support the National AIDS Programme in Syria. The objectives of the grant includes: Information Systems -Strengthening Surveillance & Research on MARPs Groups, Creating Supportive Legal and Policy Environments and providing ARV treatment
The National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) adopted the internationally approved strategy to control TB, i.e. DOTS, in 1997 and the country achieved DOTS all over in the Ministry of Health (MOH) health facilities by 2000. During 2006 the NTP also adopted the global STOP TB strategy and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
UNDP, through its partner NGOs in affected areas, continues to update the needs assessments of IDPs and host communities in order to plan an adequate and efficient response. However, proper planning mechanisms for identification of emergency priority interventions should be put in place.