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SYRIA

Syria has been the scene of a civil war since March 2011, the extreme violence of which has led to the death of nearly 400.000 people, the displacement of 6.1 million people within the country, and 5.6 million refugees, mainly in neighbouring countries, but also in Europe, making Syrians the largest refugee group in the world. The duration and scale of the conflict has led to the intervention of foreign powers, and the instability in the country has favoured the establishment of terrorist groups. The terrible humanitarian consequences of this situation are still present today: in 2021, 13.4 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance.

The security situation in Syria is still very unstable: fighting continues between the government forces of the Syrian Arab Army of Bashar Al-Assad's regime supported by Russian forces, pro-Turkish armed groups and the Syrian Democratic Forces (a coalition of mostly Kurdish rebel groups that controls the north-east of the country). The Islamic State (IS) maintains a strong presence in the Syrian desert, including the governorates of Deir Ez-zor, Homs, Aleppo, Hama, and Al-Raqqa. Tensions with Israel remain extremely high. Concerned about the growing presence of Iranian proxies on Syrian soil, Israel is launching repeated airstrikes on Iranian-affiliated military targets to counter Iranian influence in the region. Finally, the Turkish offensive launched at the end of 2019 in northern Syria is still causing significant additional displacements of population.

Moreover, since the end of 2019, Syria is hit by a severe economic crisis, which has revealed the structural fragility of its economy and resulted in the rapid deterioration of the population's living conditions. This crisis has been exacerbated by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is accentuating the already immense humanitarian needs. The security and health situation is creating restrictions that are complicating beneficiaries’ access to humanitarian assistance.

The regions of Idleb, Hama, Dar'a and Rural Damascus have all suffered heavy destructions during the conflict. The government of Bashar-Al Assad currently controls these areas along with most of the Syrian territory retaken by the Syrian army in 2018, sometimes resulting in more destruction. Only the region of Idlib has not been taken over by the Syrian government and is now controlled by an Islamist armed group (HTS) as well as by forces affiliated to the Turkish army. TGH is working in all four areas to meet humanitarian needs.

In Syria, humanitarian actors’ actions are insufficient to cover all existing needs. There are many obstacles to the implementation of interventions, but regular cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) enables TGH to overcome them as much as possible.

In 2021, 12.2 million people had limited access to water, hygiene and sanitation (OCHA). For this reason, TGH is rehabilitating boreholes and water storage facilities, and replacing maintenance equipment destroyed by the fighting. These vital infrastructures have sometimes been specifically targeted by the fighting forces and are in dire need of repair. Hygiene promotion sessions and distribution of hygiene kits (family kits and women's kits) are also carried out, which is all the more crucial in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since May 2018, TGH response includes water-trucking operations in two IDP centres (now closed) and in 21 villages. Water point maintenance equipment is also provided.

Given the large number of population displacements and protracted conflict situation, many Syrian children have been unable to attend school for varying laps of time. The UN estimate that 6.9 million children and school staff are in need of humanitarian education assistance¹. TGH is therefore active in the field of education in the governorates of Dar'a, Hama and Damascus and rehabilitates school infrastructures to enable young people to return to school. Case management activities are also conducted to identify children in need of psychosocial support.

¹ HRP Syria 2021

CURRENT PROGRAMMES

SUCCESS STORY - SYRIA

SUCCESS STORY

Mahmoud ALZOUBI* – 65 years - Sanitation network in Izraa
*for confidentiality purposes, the name has been changed

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SHF Syria
SUCCESS STORY - SYRIE

SUCCESS STORY

Hteitet Elturkman – DAMASCUS RURAL - Ali – 10 years old
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ECHO

Enhancing access to Education in Emergency in Idleb and Hama governorates

Education and protection
  • Funding: SHF (Syria Humanitarian Fund)
  • Beneficiaries: 1,180 people
  • Duration: 12 months - From 09/01/2021 to 08/31/2022
  • Budget global: USD 625,000

The project is participating in enhancing equal access to education services and quality formal and non-formal education for the most vulnerable children and youth in Syria, especially in Hama and Idlib governorates.

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Reducing the impact of Syrian protracted crisis by improving access to basic services to vulnerable people in Eastern Ghouta, Hama, Dar’a and Idleb

Water, hygiene and sanitation
  • Funding: ECHO
  • Beneficiaries: 318 311 people
  • Duration: 12 months - From 08/01/2021 to 07/31/2022
  • Budget global: EUR 2,000,000

This project has been designed to pursue and complement the actions implemented under the previous ECHO project. It combines WASH, education and protection and emergency activities (FLER) to address life-saving needs and foster life-sustaining response to conflict affected communities of Syria in Rural Damascus, Hama, Dar’a and Idleb.

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Community approach to promoting and improving safe, dignified and secure environments for children in Hama area

Education and protection
  • Funding: Italian Agency for development and Cooperation (AICS)
  • Beneficiaries: 2,400 children
  • Duration: 12 months - From 02/01/2021 to 01/31/2022
  • Budget global: EUR 570,000
  • Budget TGH: EUR 157,000

Through this project, schools are rehabilitated and conditions are gathered to provide quality education. Protection activities such as case management of conflict affected children and training of teachers are provided in the governorate of Hama.

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Reinforcing essential WASH services in vulnerable zones to reduce the spread of the epidemic and improve community resilience

Water, hygiene and sanitation
  • Funding: SHF
  • Beneficiaries: 190 000 people
  • Duration: 15 months - From 09/01/2021 to 11/30/2021
  • Budget: USD 451,249

This project aims to restore communities’ access to water, sanitation and hygiene through sustainable solutions, with a view to mitigating the consequences of the conflict.

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COMPLETED PROGRAMMES

April 2020 / July 2021

Improving the emergency response and deploying sustainable solutions

This project aims to restore communities’ access to water, sanitation and hygiene services via both emergency and sustainable solutions, as well as restoring access to education for children affected by the conflict, in safe and protective learning environments, and supporting conflict-sensitive educational approaches.

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May 2020 / October 2020

WASH emergency response to the COVID-19 epidemic to provide assistance to the most vulnerable people

This project aims to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus amongst the most vulnerable communities by improving access to water and hygiene services. In Eastern Ghouta and the governorates of Dara’a and Hama.

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November 2019 / December 2020

Improving children's access to conflict-sensitive

This project aims to restore access to education for conflict-affected children in a protective and secure learning environment while supporting conflict-sensitive educational approaches.

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November 2019 / October 2020

Improving access to WASH services to reduce mortality and build community resilience

This project aims to restore communities' access to water, hygiene and sanitation through emergency mechanisms or sustainable solutions in order to mitigate the consequences of the conflict.

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March 2019 / February 2020

Assistance to vulnerable populations (IDPs, returnees and host populations)

This project aims to provide assistance and protection to vulnerable populations in Eastern Ghouta and Hama Province, addressing acute needs in the terms of access to water and sanitation.

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November 2018 / October 2019

Emergency assistance to displaced people

This programme provides WASH services that meet minimum standards and address the specific needs of underserved populations in the Hama Region.

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November 2018 / February 2019

Emergency assistance to displaced people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ghouta

This programme provides WASH services that meet minimum standards and address the specific needs of underserved populations in Eastern Ghouta.

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May 2018 / October 2018

Emergency assistance to displaced people displaced by the conflict in Eastern Ghouta

This programme provides WASH services that meet minimum standards and address the specific needs of underserved populations in Eastern Ghouta.

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