Project profile — Syria Crisis - Emergency Assistance for Palestinian Refugees in Syria and Lebanon - UNRWA 2020



Overview 

CA-3-P009401001
$15,000,000
UNRWA - United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (41130)
2020-12-24 - 2022-12-31
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Lebanon (20.00%)
• Syria (80.00%)

Sector 

• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

May 2020 – The humanitarian situation in Syria has continued to deteriorate as a result of the civil war in the country. According to the United Nations, an estimated 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with over 6 million internally displaced persons. Years of active conflict and displacement have resulted in severe protection risks and increased vulnerability of millions of people in Syria. Humanitarian access remains a significant challenge and repeated attacks on humanitarian and medical workers continue, adding to the complexity of the humanitarian response. With GAC’s support, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) emergency response in Syria and Lebanon is contributing to meet the needs of Palestinian refugees. Project activities include: (1) providing emergency assistance, including food, healthcare, water and protection services to meet the basic needs of up to 438,000 Palestinian refugees in Syria and up to 27,700 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon; and (2) supporting up to 51,000 Palestinian refugee children in Syria and up to 4,812 in Lebanon in continuing their school education.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to emergency assistance to meet the basic needs of Palestinian refugees in Syria and Lebanon, including food, healthcare, water and protection services; and (2) improved access to education for Palestinian refugee children in Syria and Lebanon. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 

N/A

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transactions
Transaction Date Type Value
04-05-2022 Disbursement $5,000,000
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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