365 days of Resilience in Syria

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UNDP’s response in 2014 at a glance

As a response to the emerging needs of the Syrian population, and in line with the 2014 Syrian Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP), UNDP focuses on building the resilience of the affected population in Syria to stabilize their livelihoods and strengthen their capacities to cope with the shocks and negative impacts of the crisis.

UNDP’s recovery, resilience and livelihoods programme was conceived, designed and is implemented as an integral component of SHARP 2014 as it is agreed upon between the government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the United Nations in Syria. Projects are implemented with various actors including local authorities, non-governmental organization (NGOs), and community and faith-based organizations (FBOs) active in communities all over Syria.

In 2014, UNDP succeeded to scale up its early recovery and resilience interventions targeting 14 highly affected governorates in Syria. It is currently implementing over 100 recovery, resilience and livelihoods projects. Approximately half of these projects are implemented in close collaboration with local partners including Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith- Based Organizations (FBOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), while the rest are directly implemented by UNDP field teams through local procurement and local employment schemes.