UNDP, Government of Kuwait Continue to Support Emergency Restoration and Stabilization of LivelihoodsApr 30, 2013
(Damascus-Syria): The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Syria signed today an agreement with the Government of Kuwait to support the “Emergency Restoration and Stabilization of Livelihoods”. The duration of agreement is one year with funding totaling US$2 million will be financed by the Government of Kuwait and implemented by UNDP in Syria. This agreement comes as a continuation of an earlier agreement signed between UNDP and Kuwait in February 2013.
The aim of the agreement is to address emergency employment for improved service delivery and restoration and repair of basic infrastructure, support for the restoration of disrupted livelihoods, support to women headed households and people with disabilities.
The project will be implemented by UNDP through its field teams and partner NGOs and expected to offer 1000 workers with short term emergency jobs (a minimum of three months), mainly in clean up campaigns, garbage collection and disposal, and when possible, repair of some basic social infrastructure. Moreover, UNDP in full collaboration with other humanitarian/relief agencies will offer direct support to 80,000 that will be provided with durable household assets, non-food items and hygiene kits, with particular focus on winterization. It is foreseen that 200 women in communities and/or public shelters will benefit from rapid cash for work schemes for the manufacturing/production of blankets or other items of clothing. Moreover, 400 people with disabilities will receive disability aid such as mobility aid. Both women people with special needs will benefit from cash transfer, trainings and start-up kits when possible.