Response Achievements in Syria
Throughout 2014, UN agencies, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), the largest implementing partner for UN agencies, and international and national non-governmental organizations (I/NNGOs) continued to scale up humanitarian response through regular, cross-line and cross-border operations, increasing coverage in all sectors and in all 14 governorates of Syria. The UN footprint was enhanced in 2014 with the establishment of hubs in Aleppo, Quamishli, Homs, and Tartous cities, covering the respective governorates as well as the neighboring governorates of Hama, Idleb and Lattakia. As of March 2015, only 16 INGOs are officially accredited in Syria, a decrease since the beginning of 2014. There are 115 NNGOs authorised by the Syrian Government to partner with UN agencies operating from within Syria through 173 branches. Other Syrian NGOs act as partners for UN crossborder operations originating from Turkey and Jordan, or operate independently. Partners under the 2014 SHARP, reached an average of 4.43 million people with food assistance each month, 5.7 million people with non-food items (NFIs), 3.1 million people with education assistance and 1.2 million people with protection or community services. Water purification assistance and health treatments were provided to over 16.5 million people in need. Almost 2.1 million people benefited from early recovery and livelihoods interventions, and 2.04 million children and women inside Syria received essential nutrition services.
The response under the SHARP was complemented by assistance provided by actors operating inside Syria from neighboring countries.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.