Socioeconomic Recovery

The conflict in Syria has had a disastrous effect on the country’s economy. The country has experienced market collapse, inflation and currency depreciation, looting and destruction. Job shortages and lack of cash are major challenges faced by most of the 6.5 million internally displaced people of Syria – about 45 percent of the population - as well as many of the host communities. Approximately 2.3 million livelihoods have been lost so far due to the crisis...MORE

Our Goals

Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, and 8, this priority area aims to reactivate the production process and provide sustainable livelihood resources for the Syrian population. Interventions in this area aim to enhance skills, capacities, and resources in the most affected communities, targeting internally displaced persons, host communities, returnees and crisis-affected areas...MORE

Internally displaced women package bedding sheets

Internally displaced women in Homs package bedding sheets produced by other internally displaced persons for humanitarian relief distribution by partner NGOs. A total of 48,711 persons among the most affected population benefited directly from UNDP’s livelihoods support in the governorates of Aleppo, Al-Hasakeh, Ar- Raqqa, As- Sweida, Damascus, Deir-Ez-zor, Dar’a, Hama, Homs, Idleb, Rural Damascus and Tartous. more

Our Stories

An internally displaced woman receives guidance from the sewing workshop manager who is also internally displaced.
Sewing for a better life: Internally displaced persons regain hope

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

Young women volunteers from Deir Ezzor spraying pecticides as part of the cleaning efforts
The youth of Deir Ezzor make a change: Volunteers work together for a cleaner city

After three years of escalating conflict, Syria is witnessing a deepening economic crisis, loss of livelihoods, and deteriorating coping mechanisms. In addition to increasing poverty andmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Humanitarian and Livelihoods Program

    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.more 

  • Support to the National HIV/AIDS Program

    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 treatmentmore 

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