Project profile — Middle East - UNICEF Humanitarian Appeals 2019-2021


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2019-09-06 - 2021-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Syria (25.00%)
• Lebanon (24.00%)
• Jordan (23.00%)
• Iraq (23.00%)
• Middle East, regional (5.00%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (40.00%)
Emergency food aid (72040) (10.00%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (20.00%)
• Basic Health Care in Emergencies:
Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (20.00%)
Education in Emergencies (72012) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• 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 (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


July 2019 - Humanitarian needs stemming from the crises in Syria and Iraq remain significant throughout the Middle East. Continued violence in Syria raises little prospects for the voluntary, safe, sustainable and dignified return of over 5.6 million refugees in the region. Internally displaced persons range in the millions in Syria and Iraq, and refugees facing protracted displacement in host countries continue to face acute humanitarian needs in Jordan and Lebanon. With GAC’s support, the project is providing flexible regional funding to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on a multiyear basis, for its emergency operations in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Regional funding provides UNICEF with the flexibility to allocate funds to acute humanitarian needs that are critically underfunded, and provides the flexibility to respond to emerging needs. Project activities include: (1) providing people with access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities; (2) treating children for severe acute malnutrition; (3) providing emergency education programming for children; (4) ensuring protection services for children, adolescent girls and women; and (5) providing basic healthcare.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to safe drinking water, sanitation facilities and hygiene education; (2) increased access to services and commodities to identify and treat acute malnutrition for the most vulnerable, including children under 5, and pregnant and lactating women; (3) increased school enrollment and attendance rate; (4) increased access to protection services, particularly for children and women; and (5) increased access to basic health care services. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained for the populations 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 Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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