Please identify humanitarian partners and projects currently operating in Syria and Yemen.
Syria and Yemen are both experiencing immense humanitarian and
development challenges. Violent conflict, political and civil unrest,
rising food and fuel prices, mass unemployment and breakdown in social
services have contributed to massive displacement, food insecurity and
acute malnutrition, difficult living conditions, lack of basic services
and poor housing. Neighbouring countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and
Turkey) have also been affected by the recent influx of refugees from
There are various multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental
organisations that are providing humanitarian assistance to Syria (and
neighbouring countries housing Syrian refugees) and Yemen. This helpdesk
report provides an overview of humanitarian actors and activities
currently operating in these contexts. It is not an exhaustive list, but
presents a wide range of actors and outlines their specific programmes
and activities. These include:
- provision of food supplies, hygiene kits, blankets, clothing and
temporary housing support to recently displaced and refugee
populations, and host communities;
- provision of clean water and sanitation;
- access to basic health services and emergency health care;
- rehabilitation of schools, psychosocial programming for children and
support to orphans;
- support for livelihoods;
- ongoing support to refugees present in Syria (from Iraq) and Yemen
(from the Horn of Africa).
In many cases, the information on programming and activities was
limited, and as such, the descriptions are often brief.
Haider, H. Humanitarian work in Syria and Yemen (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2012) 20 pp.