Syrian Arab Republic 2017

Humanitarian Compendium

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Introduction and Needs

Despite a nation-wide cease fire that went into effect on 30 December 2016, humanitarian needs remain acute inside Syria. The conflict continues to affect civilians with attacks on populated areas and civilian infrastructure, violations of IHL and Human Rights Law, and use of siege as weapon of war. According to OCHA, more than 13.5 million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance, including about 6.3 million people who are internally displaced.  OCHA estimates that as many as one million people could be temporarily displaced at least once during 2017 across various areas in the country.

 Millions of Syrians face increasing difficulties in meeting their basic needs. 7 million people are unable to obtain the basic food required to meet their needs. Four in five people no longer have access to safe water or adequate health services. One in three children are now out of school, and a further 1.4 million are at risk of dropping out. Some 4.6 million people in need are living in besieged (643,780) and hard-to-reach areas (3.9 million).

IOM's whole of Syria operations are integrated within the OCHA-led coordination structure in Damascus, Gaziantep and Amman, as well as at the regional Whole of Syria level. Activities proposed under this action are part of the priorities set in the Humanitarian Response Plan (draft HRP 2017). 

Note: the projects below are in line with the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan and the Syria Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO 2017) developed by the Humanitarian Country Team. 


In 2016: 

  • A total number of 376,765 displaced and affected individuals have benefited from the provision of core relief items and improving of shelter conditions through repair of damaged houses and distribution of shelter kits.
  • 51,151 individuals have been provided with primary health care, including support for individuals with disabilities.
  • Almost 900 persons have benefited from IOM facilitations by evacuating either Syrians internally to safe areas, or third country nationals (TCNs) to their homelands (732 internally evacuated/ 177 TCNs).
  • A total of 8,105 direct beneficiaries have benefited from Early Recovery & Livelihood activities, including business development services such as vocational training, distribution of in-kind grants, and Cash-for-Work  CFW activities related to block production.
  • Around 30 beneficiaries were reached through capacity building trainings (Psychosocial for Shelter Managers Skills).
  • IOM Jordan provided 1279 trucks to transport humanitarian assistance from UN agencies and their NGO partners through the Ramtha crossing-point.
  • IOM Jordan send direct shelter and NFI humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations in the governorates of Dar’a and Quneitra, reaching 100,243 individuals in 2016, with 4,000 Shelter Sealing-Off kits installed and 13,600 NFI kits (including winterization, clothing, sleeping bags and standard NFI kits) distributed. 
  • IOM cross-border operations from Turkey addressed the most urgent needs for basic goods and shelters of over 264,000 vulnerable individuals affected by the Syria Crisis through the provision of NFIs, winterization items and tents.
  • IOM supported Syrian communities’ efforts to enhance the resilience through various initiatives including individual livelihood support, schools rehabilitation, shelter rehabilitation, waste collection activities and cash-for-work scheme. Over 50,000 individuals benefited from the diverse resilience project activities.
Contact Information: Syria Crisis Coordination team,, Tel: +41 227 179 946    
International Staff:  32
National Staff:  264
IOM Offices: IOM Offices: Damascus (Syria), Gaziantep (Turkey), Amman (Jordan)
Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan
Requested 6,540,550 | Received: 300,093 | Percentage funded: 5%


  • W - Protection actions for most affected communities inside Syria (Whole of Syria- Damascus and Gaziantep)
    Amount Requested: USD 6,540,550.00 Amount Received: USD 300,093.00
    Increase protection of populations at risk of the consequences of conflict by providing tailored protection activities to prevent, respond to and advocate against rights violations. 
    Beneficiaries: 54,140 IDPs (17,568), migrants (900), returnees (17,566), host communities (17,566), and 540 partners.
Syria Humanitarian Response Plan
Requested 111,253,975 | Received: 38,463,648 | Percentage funded: 35%

  Camp Coordination and Camp Management

  • Y- Multi-sector support to IDPs sheltering in tented settlements and collective centers (Gaziantep)
    Amount Requested: USD 9,421,706.00 Amount Received: USD 3,609,592.87
    Enhance lifesaving multi-sector support to displaced populations sheltering in tented settlements and collective centers in Northern Syria. This project will contribute to SO1: Provide coordinated life-saving multi-sectorial assistance to people living in IDP sites, SO3: Improve the physical quality in and accountability of IDP sites and SO4: Strengthen household and communal coping mechanisms in IDP sites.
    Beneficiaries: 85,380 IDPs (85,200) and implementing partners (180)

  Early Recovery and Livelihoods

  • W - Livelihood Security and Community Economic Stabilization
    Amount Requested: USD 16,349,600.00 Amount Received: USD 388,593.52
    Provide livelihood opportunities and small business development help to strengthen community resilience and support the restoration of positive coping capacity.
    Beneficiaries: 41,150 IDPs (13,717), returnees (13,717), and host communities (13,716), including 20,575 women and 20,575 men, of whom 12,345 children and 1,235 elderly


  • W- Provision of Emergency Health Care to Displaced and Affected Populations (WoS- Damascus and Gaziantep)
    Amount Requested: USD 4,171,627.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Provide life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian health assistance with an emphasis on those most at risk and in need. Inside Syria, IOM provides mobility equipment (prosthetics, wheelchairs. crutches) and care to improve access to basic services and livelihoods (SO3).
    Beneficiaries: 152,770 IDPs (50,858), returnees (50,856), host communities (50,856), and 200 local NGOs and partners


  • W- Logistical Support to humanitarian partners through the provision of common warehousing and transportation (Whole of Syria Amman and Gaziantep)
    Amount Requested: USD 4,270,000.00 Amount Received: USD 27,774,159.32
    Provide logistics services (inclusive of surface transportation, transshipment, contingency fuel stock, emergency air transport and warehousing) to humanitarian organizations responding to the Syria crisis, IOM's Logistics Sector projects contribute to the overall sector objectives through the operation and maintenance of a common humanitarian warehouse in Gaziantep, and common humanitarian cargo transportation from Amman.
    Beneficiaries: 30 UN and INGO/NGO partners

  Shelter and Non-food items

  • W- NFI and Shelter support to affected populations inside Syria (WoS- Damascus, Gaziantep and Amman)
    Amount Requested: USD 64,442,476.00 Amount Received: USD 3,770,929.52
    Provide life-saving and life-sustaining shelter and NFI support and SO2: Contribute towards the resilience and cohesion of communities and households by improving housing, and related community/public services, infrastructures, and facilities. IOM cross border and cross line teams have provided emergency NFI since the beginning of the crisis and since 2014 have implemented infrastructure repair and rehabilitation projects in communities throughout Syria.
    Beneficiaries: 1,058,685 IDPs (1,036,815), returnees (21,400), and 470 local partners

  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

  • X - Supporting WASH services to Displaced and Affected Families in Syria (Damascus)
    Amount Requested: USD 5,568,566.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Contribute to SO1: Sustainable Water and sanitation systems are maintained and/or restored to improve public health. Through the provision of emergency hygiene kits and WASH services to vulnerable, new displaced and conflict affected individuals, Contribute to SO2: Most vulnerable groups receive life-saving assistance and livelihood support to reduce WASH-related morbidity.
    Beneficiaries: 850000 IDPs (283,334), returnees (28,333), host communities (28,333), including 425,000 women and 425,000 men, of whom 255,000 children and 25,500 elderly

  Coordination and Common Services

  • W - Support to humanitarian agencies and systems through the establishment of humanitarian training centers, operation of the Displacement Tracking and Monitoring (DTM) system and PSEA coordination in Northern Syria
    Amount Requested: USD 7,030,000.00 Amount Received: USD 2,920,372.42
    Provide partners with the tools to provide enhanced humanitarian response through the provision of PSEA coordination, the establishment of training center and the operation of the DTM too. These actions contribute to saving lives, the protection of civilians, reduction of suffering and building resilience by improving the overall effectiveness of the Syria Response through the provision of regularly updated information/data to better inform humanitarian response, raising of standards related to PSEA and the capacity building of NGO partners. The DTM tool contributes towards SO1: Provide effective coordination support at hub and WoS levels, facilitating a timely and evidence-based response informed by enhanced needs assessment and inf0101ation management with a focus on strengthening the response capacity of national humanitarian actors.
    Beneficiaries: 13,479,992 IDPs (5,164,237), returnees (532,790) and host communities (541,124), including 7,057,631 women and 6,417,561 men