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Multi-sector response to urgent needs and protection concerns in Syria – SYR909

In 2019, the Humanitarian Needs Overview estimates that 11.7 million people are in humanitarian need in Syria. 5 million people are in acute need, facing life-threatening needs and more severe forms of deprivation in terms of their security, basic rights and living conditions. 5 million in need are children. Coping mechanism, such as child labour -preventing school attendance- and early marriage were identified in 80% and 45% of assessed communities respectively. Over 800,000 people are living in internally displaced persons (IDP) sites, 25% do not receive sufficient shelter and NFI assistance, and 34% do not receive sufficient food assistance. Shelter and WASH needs have increased from 2017 – 4.3 to 4.7 million, and 12.1 to 15.5 million respectively. Displaced women and girls, specifically those living in camps, shelters and informal settlements are particularly at risk. With recently regained territory, an estimated 65% of the population in need is now in GoS controlled areas where access is difficult.

Overall Objective

To reduce the impact of conflict and displacement on vulnerable women, men, girls, and boys in Syria.

Specific Objective

To address emergency, protection, and winterization needs of vulnerable populations in Syria through coordinated, integrated support.

Results and Activities

ER 1: Vulnerable women, men, girls, and boys receive support to address immediate needs.

  • Conduct multi-sectoral needs assessments in target areas
  • Strengthen local partners‘ capacity to effectively respond to humanitarian needs
  • Coordinate with other response actors
  • Conduct market assessment to determine transfer modalities in targeted locations
  • Distribute in-kind kits, voucher and cash support (including RTE, HK, FB, cash, and shelter kits)
  • Provide access to improved WASH services through water trucking, hygiene promotion, maintenance of WASH infrastructure, establishment of WASH Management Committees and solid waste management in IDP camps and informal settlements
  • Distribute winterisation support
  • Rehabilitation/ Maintenance and upgrading of water and sanitation facilities in IDP camps and informal settlements
  • Hygiene promotion activities through door to door or community sessions in IDP camps and informal settlements
  • Cash for work to support latrine cleaning and garbage collection


ER 2: Most at risk women, men, girls and boys have improved information on and access to specialized protection services

  • Undertake protection monitoring and regularly share reports with protection cluster
  • Provide outreach awareness sessions to individuals and protection outreach committees
  • Provide PSS activities for vulnerable women, men, girls and boys
  • Provide individuals with case management services
  • Provide Protection and gender mainstreaming training including PSEA, CS and GAP to CARE partner staff, ECHO partner staff, and CARE focal points
  • Establish new community committees as protection focal points or refresh existing ones


ER 3: Provide immediate protection, health and basic needs for people in transit within 72 hours

  • Distribution of survival kits (household size) to vulnerable women, men, girls and boys who are in transit. 
  • People in transit in need of specialised assistance refered to appropriate services. 



448,613 individuals as well as 11 organisations.


€ 12,080,000 EUR


01.03.2019 – 30.04.2021

This project contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):