Project profile — Emergency Assistance - Country-Level Funding for the Middle East - UNHCR 2019-2021


UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (41121)
2019-09-04 - 2021-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Lebanon (45.78%)
• Iraq (10.78%)
• Jordan (20.71%)
• Syria (22.73%)


• Material relief assistance and services:
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (39.99%)
Relief co-ordination; protection and support services (72050) (50.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Education in Emergencies (72012) (10.01%)

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)


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 the support of GAC and other donors, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides assistance and protection to refugees, internally-displaced persons and other persons of concern in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Project activities include: (1) providing shelter, clothing and other essential non-food items; (2) providing adequate water, sanitation, and health services, including in reproductive health; (3) providing opportunities for education and livelihoods support; (4) providing protection, including against sexual and gender-based violence, child protection and working with governments to register asylum seekers and refugees, and help issue identity documents; (5) working with governments to support refugee self-reliance and forge peaceful relations between refugees and local citizens; and (6) expanding opportunities for durable solutions for people of concern.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is improved access to assistance and protection services for refugees, internally-displaced persons and those who are stateless in order to meet their basic human needs and restore their livelihoods. 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
Transaction Date Type Value
19-05-2021 Disbursement $14,700,000
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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