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With the conflict in Syria well into its 10th year, there is an urgent need to adopt a comprehensive, integrated and multidisciplinary approach to disability-inclusive programming. In fact, 3.7 million people – or 27 percent of the total population (aged 12+) – in Syria have a disability. The key findings from the national assessment of disability in Syria showed that in addition to the provision of medical rehabilitation services, other environmental factors such as physical and social barriers and the mental health of persons with disabilities (PWDs) are priorities to be addressed and require urgent attention.
This annual report captures UNDP’s support to the Syrian people in 2019. The United Nations Development Programme has supported those in need in all 14 governorates of Syria through multisector interventions aimed at enhancing the resilience of Syrians to the crisis that has ravaged the country since 2011. The severity analysis conducted by UNDP on behalf of the Early Recovery and Livelihood sector estimated that in 2019, 8.7 million Syrians needed early recovery and livelihoods support, and that in the absence of decent, long-term jobs and livelihoods opportunities,
More than nine years of conflict in Syria has had a disastrous effect on the country’s economy and devastated its healthcare system. A pandemic of the scale of COVID-19 threatens to intensify pre-existing fragilities in an already-vulnerable economy that has experienced market collapse, rampant inflation and currency depreciation, in addition to the impact of sanctions imposed on the country.
Young Syrians were fast to join the fight in support of the county’s response to the pandemic putting their technical and entrepreneurial skills to work.