Community- Based Protection in Syria, September 2018 Factsheet

Situation Report
Originally published


In Syria, the humanitarian crisis is in its eighth year. In 2018, UNHCR continues to provide humanitarian assistance and protection services to the most vulnerable IDPs, host communities, IDP and refugee returnees and other crisisaffected populations in all areas where humanitarian access existed and/or emerged throughout Syria.

UNHCR partners with national and international actors are responding to immediate and urgent needs of internally displaced vulnerable Syrians, and mitigating risks and strengthening resilience, reducing vulnerabilities of persons affected by the crisis and enhancing their protection through a wide range of integrated community-based activities.

Over the years, UNHCR Syria has strengthened the rights and the community based foundation of its work. UNHCR works with communities to ensure people fulfil their rights to participate and decide on matters affecting their lives and improve protection as they are empowered, gain awareness and learn to seek assistance and services, all of which are entirely embedded in Community - Based Protection principles.

Community Based Protection Services – Key Figures

2.6 million persons in need received protection interventions in 13 governorates in 2017.

1,516,810 persons in need received protection interventions in 13 governorates until end of September 2018.

Aleppo remains the governorate with the highest % of interventions (24%), followed by Rural Damascus (22 %), Homs (12 %) and Tartous (10%).
These 4 governorates represent 68% of the total interventions.