This upcoming winter, UNHCR aims to provide live-saving winterization assistance to 3.4 million vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
USD 168 million is needed to ensure that life-saving winterization assistance is in place before freezing temperatures grip the region. UNHCR winterization programme covers the period from September 2018 to March 2019.
Distribution of winterization assistance has already started in Syria. In the rest of the countries, identification of beneficiaries, procurement of winter items and engineering work in camps and settlements are ongoing.
3.4 million Syrian and Iraqi IDPs and refugees assessed to be in need of winterization assistance.
68% of the winter assistance will be delivered in the form of cash directly to IDPs and refugees.