Development cooperation ,15.11.2019

UNDP: Building Resilience in Response to the Syrian Crisis


The Syrian conflict has created a huge humanitarian catastrophe affecting the lives of millions of people. The resilience of people is under extreme pressure in Syria and its neighbouring countries. People with disabilities are amongst the most vulnerable groups within the society. As a result of the conflict, the number of PWD's has increased dramatically. It is estimated that around 2,8 million peoplein Syria suffer from different sorts and levels of disability. Finland supports the resilience of communities affected by the conflict in both Syria as well as in neighbouring countries as outlined in the Strategy for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian aid in response to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Finland has supported the work of the UNDP in mainstreaming resilience-thinking into the work of the UN. This project is set to continue Finland's support for the resilience work with a specific focus on the rights of PWD's. This is done by supporting the resilience of communities within Syria through support to PWD's such as physical rehabilitation, psychosocial support, and the provision of prosthetic services and disability aids. In addition, the project aims to improve the socioeconomic integration of PWD's through livelihood support and the promotion of access to labour market basic services. A special target group of the project are women with disabilities as well as women-led households that include PWD's. In 2018, over 1000 Syrian PWD's benefitted from Finland's support. The overall budget of the 2-year project is 4 million Eurowhich will be allocated to the PWD work of UNDP Syria.

Funding decision  15.11.2019

4 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Social protection 25%
  • Multi-hazard response preparedness 50%
  • Human rights 25%

Special target group

  • youth
  • people with disability

Funding channel

YK:n kehitysohjelma



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