Since 2012, ACTED has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria with a two-fold approach: ACTED provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons, returnees, and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services, and implements a wide range of resilience building interventions. Thus, ACTED has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. A team of 900+ is currently working in theNorth and South Syria, with a coordination office in Amman.
As the conflict in Syria has been going on for seven years, the scale and intensity of the humanitarian crisis continues to increase. Food security and livelihoods have been severely affected by the conflict, leaving many households vulnerable, unequipped to deal with repeated shocks, and forced to rely on humanitarian assistance and negative coping strategies as a means of survival (reduction of the number of meals per day…). Electrical facilities, water, sanitation and hygiene, and agricultural infrastructure are now unusable due to collateral damage or lack of maintenance.
Furthermore, due to economical and physical difficulties to access the market, exposure to sub-standard shelters, high prices of basic items and ongoing insecurity leading to sudden displacements, internally displaced people have increasing difficulties accessing their emergency shelter needs and access to critical basic items. The current situation has also created gaps in public services and affected the ability of communities to respond to the humanitarian crisis.
Since 2012, ACTED has been implementing projects with vulnerable communities in Syria. ACTED has been able to strengthen its links with Syrian local communities and to develop an in-depth knowledge of local dynamics. These experiences have also increased its capacity to quickly react and adapt to the various contextual changes and to coordinate with new partners and stakeholders. ACTED’s Syrian staff and vetted local Syrian partners bring an increased knowledge of the local context and needs. They also enhance access to information about hard-to-access areas, allowing ACTED to provide services to the most vulnerable and involve with community networks.
ACTED’s response to the crisis is two-fold: ACTED provides life-saving support to vulnerable displaced persons and host communities across Syria, through multi-sectorial rapid emergency services (water, sanitation and hygiene, food security, shelters and basic items, nutrition, etc.). ACTED also implements a wide range of resilience building interventions across Syria including WASH, agricultural and non-agricultural livelihood and shelter assistance as well as longer-term rehabilitation of public infrastructure coupled with governance support amongst Syrian communities.
Water assistance to vulnerable communities in Northeastern Syria
Strengthening the agricultural value chain to re-generate sustainable livelihoods
Addressing shelter needs and tracking IDP movement in Northern Syria
Building community resilience through sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in Southern Syria
Supporting the winter needs of displaced people staying in camps of Northern Syria
Rehabilitation of household shelters for vulnerable families of Northern Syria
Emergency response to the drinking water needs of IDPs and host communities affected by the conflict in Northern Syria
Supporting conflict-affected Syrian populations with both life-saving and resilience building assistance whilst also improving humanitarian information management
Enhancing food security and restoring livelihood opportunities of internally displaced persons and host communities in Southern Syria
Emergency shelter, non-food items and water, sanitation and hygiene response for displaced people affected by the Offensive in Northern Syria
Supporting socio-economic recovery to micro and small scale enterprises in Northern Syria
Supporting displaced persons through rapid response mechanisms and medium term shelter rehabilitations
Provision of Non-Food Items support to displaced families in Northern Governorates of Syria
REACH Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria – Multi-Sector Needs Assessments, Rapid Assessments, besieged and hard to reach community profiles and market monitoring
Water, sanitation and hygiene and nutrition emergency response to displaced populations in host communities affected by the crisis
Increasing sustainable access to sufficient and safe water
Multi-year assistance to enhance resilience and promote early recovery of conflict-affected communities
Provision of shelter and core relief items to vulnerable households in Northern Syria
Multi-sectoral resilience-building assistance to conflict-affected populations
Multi-year humanitarian response and stabilization assistance to help build the resilience of conflict affected communities
Building Resilience and Promoting Local Governance
Independent Monitoring Programme
Building community resilience through sustainable WASH interventions