Development cooperation ,12.12.2019

Support to UNFPA for humanitarian activities in Syria


Syria's humanitarian situation continues to be difficult. 13.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. In addition, 5.7 million people are refugees in neighbouring countries. The humanitarian appeal for 2019 is about $3.5 billion. Total requirements are estimated at $9.1 billion in the regional humanitarian appeal. Finland's humanitarian aid to Syria in 2019 amounts to 12.4 million euros. This is allocated through UNHCR, WFP, UNFPA, International Red Cross Movement, Finn Church Aid and FIDA. Finland has pledged to Syria with a total of 25 million euros in 2019. 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  12.12.2019

2 000 000 €

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%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • Gender and sexual minorities

Funding channel

YK:n väestörahasto



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