Syrian Arab Republic 2018

Humanitarian Compendium

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Introduction and Needs

Seven years into the crisis, the scale and severity of needs across Syria remains deep and far-reaching. Over 13 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria including 6.1 million internally displaced persons (IDPs).  Over 5.6 million Syrians have taken refuge in the five neighboring countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

Despite a reduction in the level of hostilities in certain parts of the country, which explains the increase number of spontaneous IDP returns in 2017, displacements continue at a high rate with an estimated 2.8 million people newly displaced in 2017 and nearly 1 million in the first few months of 2018.

In 2018, IOM will continue to provide multi-sectoral humanitarian assistance to vulnerable groups inside Syria including people living in hard to reach areas, IDPs living in camps and collective centers, newly-displaced populations fleeing active hostilities, spontaneous returnees, and over-burdened host communities hosting a large concentration of IDPs and/or spontaneous returnees. IOM assistance will include the provision of essential non-food items (NFIs) and shelter assistance, Camp coordination and camp management services, provision of emergency health care, community and individual based protection interventions, and the enhancement of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. In addition, IOM will focus on early recovery and livelihoods support at individual and community level in areas where the intensity of conflict has decreased and where competition over access to services and economic opportunities may exacerbate existing tensions and instability.

IOM is an active member of all sectors and clusters activated under the Whole of Syria coordination structure. IOM is currently leading the Whole of Syria (Syria, Turkey, Jordan) efforts towards Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). IOM is a leading agency in the field of needs assessments and monitoring in coordination with OCHA. IOM also supports the response efforts of partners via the management of emergency contingency stocks in northern Syria and the provision of a common transport service for southern Syria.

Note: the projects below are part of the IOM Appeal 2018 - Syria Crisis


In 2017:

  • In 2017, IOM provided emergency shelter solutions and NFIs to displaced and affected communities in most governorates of Syria, including the newly displaced and those residing in hard-to-reach and underserved areas. Over 800,000individuals were assisted with essential non-food items and winterization items including winter clothing, blankets, coal and stoves, jerry cans, kitchen sets, mattresses, solar lamps and hygiene kits.
  • IOM organized a total of 73 convoys on behalf of UN and INGO partners comprising of 1,404 trucks, reaching a total of 8,453,223 indirect beneficiaries through the provision of WASH, medical supplies, food, shelter-NFIs and school kits in southern Syria.
  • IOM established two new Reception Centers and supported two existing ones in Northern Syria to provide multisectoral assistance to  50,000 IDPs.
  • IOM took part in inter-agency convoys in Syria to provide vital health assistance in hard-to-reach areas. As a result, over 49,000 individuals benefitted from IOM’s health related interventions in 2017.
  • A total of 240 staff members from various humanitarian actors benefited from trainings on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse(PSEA) and a network of PSEA focal points was established among partners operating inside Syria.
  • IOM integrated protection services into a number of reception centres across Syria for newly displaced IDPs, including providing group and individual activities for women and children. Over 1,000 vulnerable individuals have benefited from the services in 2017.
  • IOM carried out a number of livelihoods interventions across Syria, benefiting nearly 10,000 individuals through in-kind grants, skills training and cash-for-work opportunities.
Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 1,150,000 beneficiaries, including IDPs, returnees, host communities and partners
Contact Information: Contact   Contact the Donor Relations Division Tel: +41.22.717.9111  
International Staff:  39
National Staff:  125
IOM Offices: Country Office: Damascus, Other locations IOM carries out activities: Amman (Jordan), Gaziantep (Turkey)
Syria Humanitarian Response Plan
Requested 104,889,760 | Received: 6,864,419 | Percentage funded: 7%

  Camp Coordination and Camp Management

  • Multi-Sectoral Support for Conflict Affected IDPs Seeking Shelters in Reception Centers, Collective Centers and Tented Settlements in Syria - CCCM
    Amount Requested: USD 12,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 1,023,216.90
    In order or address the lifesaving needs of IDPs sheltering in collective centers and tented settlements, IOM will undertake the following activities: i) Increased availability of lifesaving humanitarian infrastructure and basic service facilities to provide conflict affected IDPs temporary shelter, protection and service provision during displacement, evacuations and possible returns; ii) Increased access to information on areas of return or IDP sites that addresses the different protection and basic needs of men, women, children and vulnerable groups to ensure IDP families make informed and dignified decisions on durable solutions; and iii) Improved and reinforced capacities of Camp Management Agencies and CCCM partner staff to effectively manage camps and IDP sites, including providing and utilizing proper protection, gender based violence (GBV), gender accountability mechanisms and tools to benefit IDPs.
    Beneficiaries: 135,240 displaced and host community members and 140 CCCM IP staff and field teams

  Early Recovery and Livelihoods

  • Support Resilience and Community Stabilization Through Early Recovery and Livelihood Interventions
    Amount Requested: USD 14,500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 2,000,000.00
    IOM's interventions will contribute to increasing the resilience of affected communities by improving access to livelihood opportunities and basic services. Activities include: i) Provision of skills/vocational trainings; ii) Provision of in kind grants to support setting up or restarting of individual income generating projects iii) Implementation of youth-led community projects; iv) Provision of business development support aiming to build entrepreneurship skills and encourage economically productive activities; and v) Capacity building of Syrian NGOs on livelihood project implementation and monitoring.
    Beneficiaries: 103,515 individuals


  • Provision of Emergency Health Care to Displaced and Affected Populations
    Amount Requested: USD 4,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    IOM's health programming for 2018 will continue to provide lifesaving and life sustaining humanitarian health assistance with an emphasis on those most at risk and in need. Activities include: i) Rehabilitation of hospitals and primary health care clinics; ii) Provision of medical equipment and supplies; iii) Disability support, including provision of wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aids and prosthesis; iv) Support to affected persons with management of non-communicable diseases; and v) Capacity building of health personnel.
    Beneficiaries: 155,500 IDPs and affected persons


  • Logistical Support to Humanitarian Partners Through the Provision of Common Transport Service
    Amount Requested: USD 3,389,760.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    IOM will continue to provide logistics services to humanitarian organizations responding to the Syria crisis. Activities include: i) Provision of surface transportation at no-cost recovery to Southern Syria (from the Ramtha crossing point) in coordination with the logistics cluster in Jordan; ii) Coordination with the Logistics cluster and OCHA to finalize load plans, list of drivers and verification of final destinations; and iii) Monitoring Mechanism for cross-border assistance devised with inputs from requesting agencies and support of field monitoring staff.
    Beneficiaries: 12 UN Agencies/INGOs and NGOs


  • Enhancing the Protection of Populations Affected by the Crisis through Community-Based and Individually Targeted Protection Interventions
    Amount Requested: USD 4,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    IOM's activities will improve the protection of populations affected by the crisis through community-based and individually targeted protection interventions and through advocacy with duty bearers. IOM will also continue to build the capacity of humanitarian actors and duty bearers at national and community level to assess, analyze, prevent and address protection risks and needs. Activities include: i) Provision of quality and integrated protection services with a focus on community based approaches including awareness raising, psychosocial support, targeted support to persons with specific protection needs and other community initiatives; ii) Provision of legal advice/counselling regarding access to civil status documentation and house/land/property (HLP) support; iii) Specialized child protection services (case management) for girls and boys available in targeted locations; and iv) Capacity building activities targeting humanitarian actors and national/ local authorities to improve quality provision of protection services, including on human trafficking issues.
    Beneficiaries: 40,000 IDPs, Migrants, Returnees and Host Communities

  Shelter and Non-food items

  • Provision of Essential Non-Food Items and Shelter Assistance to the Most Vulnerable Families Affected by the Syrian Crisis
    Amount Requested: USD 55,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 3,646,304.00
    IOM will provide life-saving and life-sustaining shelter and NFI support and contribute towards the resilience and cohesion of communities and households by improving housing and related community/public infrastructure. Activities will include: i) Provision of core NFIs to the most vulnerable men, women, boys and girls including people living in hard to reach and besieged areas; ii) Provision of winterization assistance to vulnerable men, women, boys and girls; iii) Procurement, warehousing and transportation of contingency stock of NFIs and tents for off camp IDPs, vulnerable men, women, boys and girls; and iv) Provision of temporary/medium term shelter solutions to vulnerable families, men, women, boys and girls living in collective centers, unfinished buildings, spontaneous settlements and or other emergency spaces taking into consideration housing, land and property (HLP) issues (physical upgrade, in mind support, rental support, vouchers).
    Beneficiaries: 715,280 displaced and affected people


  • Multi-Sectoral Support for Conflict Affected IDPs Seeking Shelters in Reception Centers, Collective Centers and Tented Settlements in Syria - Coordination
    Amount Requested: USD 7,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 194,898.46
    IOM aims to coordinate with the humanitarian partners to provide multi-sectoral support to the conflict affected IDPs in reception and collective centers and tented settlements. Activities include: i) Operation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) tool to provide humanitarian partners with timely population, needs and displacement data through regular reporting and specialized assessments as requested by humanitarian partners; ii) Establishment and management of humanitarian training facilities to provide Syrian humanitarian staff a space to receive training and iii) Coordinate PSEA training and activities for humanitarian actors working at the whole of Syria level.
    Beneficiaries: 45 Humanitarian Organizations and 4,800 NGO staff members

  Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Support to WASH Infrastructures and Services to Displaced and Affected Families in Syria
    Amount Requested: USD 5,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    IOM activities will aim to ensure continuous services and deliveries of humanitarian WASH supplies to the most vulnerable people. Activities include: i) Restoration of sustainable WASH services through rehabilitation of infrastructure and maintenance operations; ii) Provision of lifesaving WASH services and NFIs to vulnerable IDPs and affected communities; ii) Hygiene promotion through information campaigns, focus group discussions and community based water committees; and iv) Capacity Building of WASH stakeholders in operations, maintenance and good hygiene practices.
    Beneficiaries: 800,000 individuals