Un Ponte per … (UPP) is an Italian NGO which has been present in Iraq since 1991. Initially called Un ponte per Baghdad, since its establishment UPP has worked closely with local civil society organizations in order to promote solidarity initiatives in favor of Iraqi people who suffered from the war. Among its first interventions in the country were emergency projects, health care, educational and cultural programs and other projects that aimed to recover the cultural heritage, support civil society and defend human rights, with a special focus on the protection of detainees.
Un Ponte per (UPP) is a non-governmental humanitarian organization for international solidarity working in Middle East since 1991, right after the Gulf War. In more than 20 years UPP, in strong connection with local civil society organizations, has organized relief work and promoted cooperation projects in the fields of health, education, recovery of cultural heritages, water and sanitation, psycho-social support, aware-ness and advocacy for human rights.
Coalition of 36 international aid agencies calls on global donors to respond
International aid agencies working in six countries to help people affected by the Syrian crisis today calls on the international community to dig deep and be generous in responding to the UN’s new Syria and refugee appeals.
As part of its humanitarian intervention for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Un ponte per (UPP) NGO conducted a field assessment aimed at better understanding conditions and needs of Syrian refugees in Jordan. The assessment targeted Syrians residing within the host community in the northern governorate of Irbid and was carried out during the months of May, June and July 2012. The instruments used were both questionnaires to be filled by refugees and focus group discussions.