FAO - Emergency Assistance to poor herder families in Syria (BSL)

Project completed

Large numbers of rural people of the central, coastal, eastern and south governorates have lost their farming business and/or livestock due to the ongoing crisis in Syria since the 15th March 2011. The ongoing political unrest has directly affected rural people's livelihoods, as they are not able to attend their business or marketing their products. Many rural people at eastern and north eastern governorates have lost their livelihood bases and/or livestock totally or partially due to the ongoing crisis coupled with the drought situation in past years.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Agriculture & food security
Emergency and relief
Migration generally (development aspects and partnerships)
01.08.2012 - 30.09.2014
CHF 792'000
Target groups

Out of 65'633 affected herder families identified by FAO by the end of 2011, the most destitute 4'880 families (approx. 40'000 people) in the areas of Horns, Hama, Der Ezzor and rural Damascus governorates are targeted (number derived from proposed available funds).

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   792'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   792'000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF   1'520'000
Project phases

Phase 1 01.08.2012 - 30.09.2014   (Completed)