Development cooperation ,08.12.2020

FRC/ICRC/Humanitarian Mine Action in Syria


Finland supports two rehabilitation centers in Aleppo and Damascus, Syria, through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Rehabilitation centers assist victims of mine accidents, provide physical and psychosocial support and help them establish a living through microeconomic initiatives. ICRC also provides trainings to promote risk awareness and safe behavior to reduce mine accidents. Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and its volunteers will be among those trained and they will further distribute the information to local communities. Beneficiaries of these activities include local populations, disabled people and SARC as a humanitarian aid provider. Support will be channeled through the Finnish Red Cross. Finland will fund ICRC's humanitarian activities in Syria through FRC with 1,5 million euros during 2021-2025.

Funding decision  08.12.2020

1 500 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Medical services 50%
  • Removal of land mines and explosive remnants of war 50%

Special target group

  • people with disability

Funding channel

Suomen Punainen Risti



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