SYRIA- UNRWA- Emergency Cash Assistance to Conflict-Affected Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Project completed

The ongoing crisis in Syria has negatively impacted the lives of more 225'000 Palestine refugees, causing displacement and a significant deterioration of their humanitarian situation. Food and non food items remain a priority for the displaced refugees. UNRWA proposes to support some 20'500 Palestine refugees with cash assistance what will help the refugees to meet their immediate basic needs and strengthen their ability to cope better with the current circumstances.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Syria
Migration
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR

Forced displacement (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
Emergency food assistance
Material relief assistance
01.09.2012 - 31.12.2013
CHF 1'000'000
Background

Prior to the armed conflict, 27% of Palestine refugee households in Syria were poor, living on under USD 2 per day. Since the conflict began in March 2011 people who relied on the income of daily paid jobs have seen their provision disappear. At the same time, prices of basic commodities have dramatically increased. Thousands of housholds are finding themselves displaced and/or are hosting other lOPs. As a result, households which were vulnerable or marginally stable prior to the conflict are unable to meet basic humanitarian needs. The situation remains particularly precarious in areas surrounding the Yarmouk Camp, the largest camp for Palestine refugees in Syria. The Camp is situated in the outskirts of Damascus.

Objectives

To alleviate the suffering of the Palestine refugees affected by the armed conflict in Syria and preserve their dignity.

Target groups

20'500 vulnerable Palestine refugees in Syria

Medium-term outcomes

The basic needs of affected Palestine refugees are met through the provision of financial assistance.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'000'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'011'110
Project phases

Phase 1 01.09.2012 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)