Development cooperation ,15.12.2020

Support to UNFPA’s humanitarian operation in Syria


Syria's humanitarian situation continues to be very difficult. Currently over 13 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 4.7 million are children. More than 6 million people are internally displaced, and almost 6 million people have left the country as refugees. The UN humanitarian appeal for 2020 is $3.3 billion. Along with the regional humanitarian appeal total needs are estimated at $8.5 billion. Finland's humanitarian aid to Syria in 2020 amounts to 11.7 million euros and it is allocated through UNHCR, UNFPA and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Finland pays particular attention to women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and rights and to the need to prevent gender-based violence in humanitarian situations. 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. According to an evaluation carried out in 2019, UNFPA’s operations is Syria have been effective.

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Funding decision  15.12.2020

1 000 000 €

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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