Development cooperation , 28.11.2016

FRC/ICRC/Humanitarian Mine Action in Syria


In Syria the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organizes education on mines and explosives for staff of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and builds together with SARC a network of volunteers to raise the awareness of risk of mines and explosive remnants of war in local communities. Medical service providers are unable to cope with the constant influx of patients needing emergency care. ICRC will distribute material assistance. ICRC will also continue to help physically disabled people in the rehabilitation centers in Aleppo and Damascus. Rehabilitation Centers will provide also psychosocial support and funds for microeconomic initiatives for the most vulnerable. Beneficiaries of the action are the local population, disabled people and SARC as the humanitarian aid provider. Support will be channeled through the Finnish Red Cross. Finland will fund ICRC's humanitarian activities in Syria through FRC with 963 000 euros during 2016-2020.

Funding decision  28.11.2016

963 000 €

Field of activity

  • Medical services 50%
  • Land mine clearance 30%
  • Basic health care 20%

Special target group

  • people with disability

Funding channel

  • Suomen Punainen Risti



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