Project profile — Humanitarian Assistance to Vulnerable People in Syria


2020-03-30 - 2022-05-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Syria (100.00%)


• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


January 2020 – The ongoing crisis in Syria continues to be a leader of displacement and humanitarian needs throughout the country. Over nine years into the conflict, an estimated 11 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 5 million people are facing acute humanitarian need and millions remain internally displaced throughout the region. These years of active conflict and displacement have exacerbated protection risks and increased vulnerability for millions. Humanitarian access to those most in need remains a significant challenge. With GAC’s support, this project works to provide emergency health, nutrition and protection services for up to 560,000 people. Project activities include: (1) providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including modern methods of contraception; (2) providing services to survivors or persons at risk of sexual and gender-based violence; (3) providing health services to pregnant women and severely malnourished children; and (4) training healthcare providers in the delivery of SRH services.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased use of gender-responsive assistance on essential health and nutrition services by vulnerable people affected by the protracted crisis, especially women and adolescent girls; and (2) increased use of gender-responsive assistance on protection by vulnerable people affected by the protracted crisis, especially women and adolescent girls. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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