Development cooperation ,12.03.2018

Support to UNFPA for humanitarian activities in Syria


2 million euros from this year’s budget is proposed to be allocated to UNFPA for Syria and cross-border programs in Turkey and Jordan. The humanitarian situation continues to be difficult in Syria. 13.1 million humans need humanitarian assistance. 5.6 million of them are in need of acute help. According to the UN, Syria's funding requirement in 2018 is approximately USD 3.5 billion. The funding for Finnish humanitarian aid in Syria in 2018 is planned to be 12.55 million euros through UNHCR, WFP, UNFPA, International Red Cross Movement, Church Foreign Assistance and the Save the Children Organization in Finland. In 2018, UNFPA's Syria Regional Office will aim to strengthen the organization's operations and its geographical coverage, increase the acquisition of medical equipment, supplies and medicines, improve preparedness and preparedness planning for example in badly destroyed areas and to improve the education and livelihoods of vulnerable women. In 2018, UNFPA will also work in northern Syria from Gaziantep, Turkey, and southwestern Syria, from Amman, Jordan, with the mandate of the UN Security Council resolution. UNFPA has defined urgent needs in 2018 at level about USD 3.8 million.

Funding decision  12.03.2018

2 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Material relief assistance and services 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • Gender and sexual minorities

Funding channel

YK:n väestörahasto



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