Support to UNFPA’s humanitarian operation in Syria
Development cooperation , 15.12.2020

Support to UNFPA’s humanitarian operation in Syria

Description

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.

More information

https://syria.unfpa.org/

Funding decision  15.12.2020

1 000 000 €

Target country

Syria

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

Contact

keo-70

Code for the object of funding

57300435

ID

UHA2020-007414

Modified

07.01.2021