Basic Infrastructure and Service Rehabilitation


The prolonged crisis has resulted in massive displacement, destruction of infrastructure and disruption of basic and social services within all Syrian Governorates. Many basic infrastructure systems including provision of water, electricity and sanitation, in addition to social infrastructure such as schools and healthcare centres, have been damaged or destroyed, eroding the living conditions of people in affected communities. Compounding this, the high influx of internally displaced families to already vulnerable governorates has significantly overstretched available resources in the host communities and limited the capacity of the local municipalities to meet the increasing needs of the population...MORE

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UNDP aims to help stabilize local communities and promote the return of internally displaced persons by restoring and repairing basic social infrastructure and services in severely affected crisis areas with limited access. This includes activities such as restoring electricity supply (in addition to exploring renewable and alternative energy sources), repairing schools, in partnership with UNICEF; rehabilitating health facilities –for which WHO provides equipment and medical supplies and UNFPA equips maternal health facilities; supporting debris management; and rehabilitating roads, sanitation networks, commercial areas and businesses, in cooperation with local authorities, municipalities, technical directorates, and local communities. Efforts are made to involve the private sector in rehabilitation activities. UNDP interventions pay particular attention to the needs of female-headed households, persons with disabilities, and youth groups ...MORE

Workers rehablitate a damaged shop

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.more

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