Support to UNFPA for humanitarian activities in Syria
Development cooperation , 04.03.2020

Support to UNFPA for humanitarian activities in Syria


Syria's humanitarian situation continues to be difficult. 11 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. In addition, 5.6 million people are refugees in neighbouring countries. Finland's humanitarian aid to Syria in 2019 amounted to 12.4 million euros. This was allocated through UNHCR, WFP, UNFPA, International Red Cross Movement, Finn Church Aid and FIDA. In Syria, UNFPA supports sexual and reproductive health services, works on preventing gender-based violence and provides services in women's and girls' safety centres as well as in youth centres and health services.

Funding decision  04.03.2020

1 500 000 €

Target country


Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health
  • Gender equality
  • Disaster risk reduction

Field of activity

  • Material relief assistance and services 100%

Type of aid

Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • Gender and sexual minorities

Funding channel

YK:n väestörahasto



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