Due to the deteriorating security, SDC’s office in Damascus has temporarily been closed and programs are coordinated from SDC’s office in Amman.
SDC focuses its efforts on the protection and assistance of the affected population in Syria and those fleeing their home to the neighboring countries.
For the population in Syria:
ICRC: CHF 1.75 Mio allocated for the 2011 and 2012 Syria Appeals
WFP: CHF 1 Mio for emergency food assistance
FAO: CHF 792’000 for emergency assistance for poor herder families in Syria.
UNHCR: CHF 500’000 for cash assistance to internally displaced people
UNICEF Syria: CHF 165’000 earmarked contribution for psycho-social and physical rehabilitation for refugee and displaced children in Syria
UNRWA: CHF 1 million for cash assistance to Palestinian refugees
For Syrian refugees in Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey:
UNHCR: CHF 1.55 Mio for the assistance to Syrian refugees (including cash assistance), and deployment of two Swiss shelter experts in Lebanon and Iraq for 6 months each
ICRC: CHF 1 Mio for supporting Syrian refugees in Lebanon
WFP: CHF 190’000 for food assistance
OCHA: deployment of a Swiss Humanitarian Affairs Officer seconded to OCHA Regional Office in Egypt for 3 months supporting OCHA operations in Syria
UNICEF: CHF 500’000 for child protection and psycho-social support for Syrian refugee children in Jordan
Direct Action SDC: CHF 290’000 for a SDC feasibility study for cash assistance and quick impact projects to support communities in Jordan and Lebanon hosting Syrian refugees
Direct Action SDC: CHF 1.3 Mio for supporting families and communities in Northern Lebanon hosting Syrian Refugees (cash for shelter)
Direct Action SDC: CHF 300’000 for the rehabilitation of 8 public schools in the North of Jordan where Syrian refugee-children are enrolled.