Syrian Arab Republic


Operation: Opération: Syrian Arab Republic



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Key Figures

2017 planning figures
2.9 million IDPs will benefit from non-food item distribution
180,000 IDPs will receive legal assistance
150,000 IDPs will benefit from emergency shelter interventions 
150,000 vulnerable IDP students will benefit from remedial and catch-up classes 
80,000 IDPs will benefit from livelihood activities including vocational training and small start-up business grants
2015 end-year results
3.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) were reached with core relief items (CRIs) in 12 out of 14 governorates
15,000  IDPs and host community member benefitted from the vocational and life skills trainings
100 beneficiaries of cash vouchers for business start-ups
27,400 IDPs received legal assistance
16,000 refugees deemed most vulnerable received financial assistance
2,160 refugees and asylum-seekers received legal aid

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Decrease in
2015 6,753,569
2014 7,947,655
2013 6,973,348


[["Refugees",21113],["Asylum-seekers",5251],["IDPs",6563462],["Returned refugees",189],["Stateless",160000],["Others of concern",3554]]
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Year-end Overview

Working environment

Six years of conflict has had a devastating impact on the lives of all civilians in Syria, with humanitarian needs reaching an alarming level. According to the 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), 13.5 million persons are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 6.1 million internally displaced people (IDPs). Escalation of the conflict in 2016 led to a deterioration in the security environment and a further increase of internal displacement, consequently impacting the humanitarian situation. United Nations agencies and their partners were limited in their ability to deliver life-saving humanitarian support, particularly to the 5.47 million people living in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. The humanitarian situation in the city of Aleppo and its surroundings has deteriorated severely, with some 275,000 people in the eastern part of the city facing movement restrictions and in need of urgent assistance. Almost all aspects of civilian life have been affected, resulting in a range of interlinked protection risks.

Key priorities

UNHCR’s key priority in 2017 will be to continue providing life-saving assistance to IDPs across the country; particularly in hard-to reach and besieged areas, in order to address the large-scale humanitarian needs throughout all governorates. UNHCR will continue to engage the Government in raising protection concerns and finding appropriate solutions. UNHCR will continue to focus on enhancing the protection of people of concern through a wide range of integrated community-based activities, with particular attention to improving access to civil documentation, strengthening the prevention of and response mechanisms to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and the protection of chil¬dren as well as services for persons with specific needs. UNHCR will also work towards strengthening the resilience and reducing vulnerabilities of people affected by the conflict. UNHCR will continue to register new asylum-seekers, provide protection services and identify durable solutions including resettlement and voluntary repatriation for refugees. In the context of the whole-of-Syria approach, UNHCR will continue to lead the Protection, Shelter and Non-Food Items (S/NFI), and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) clusters, and deliver cross-line and cross-border assistance to affected populations.

The comprehensive needs of the UNHCR operation in Syria for 2017 amount to USD 353 million. In the event of funding shortfalls, some 77,500 IDPs will be left without emergency shelter; at least 500,000 individuals, will not have access to 40 community centres which would have been established; 250,000 IDPs will not receive psychosocial support; 400,000 families will not receive urgently needed core relief items (CRIs); and monthly financial assistance will only be provided to 20 per cent of the refugee population.