UNRWA, emergency winterisation assistance to conflict-affected Palestine refugees in Syria

Projet terminé

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is seeking Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC’s) support in funding to provide critical assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have been severely affected by the conflict in Syria to support them in meeting their winterisation needs. This is a vital form of resilience-building support for vulnerable Palestine refugees in Syria and will help them to survive the winter.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Assistance matérielle
Hébergement (till 2016)
01.11.2013 - 31.10.2014
CHF 1'500'000

Two years of persistent conflict and deteriorating economic conditions in Syria have challenged the resilience of Syrians and Palestinians alike. The April 2013 Needs Assessment estimated that over 235,000 Palestine refugees (including over 54,000 children) are displaced inside Syria. The assessment further found that nearly 46,000 families have damaged or destroyed homes. Temperatures in Syria are expected to drop to between 2-10°C during winter. Essential goods and services, such as shelter and fuel, typically become more costly during winter. People are more exposed to health threats and income-generating opportunities become scarce. Such conditions – extended over multiple months during the winter – will exacerbate the already dire living conditions of millions of internally displaced. The situation requires an immediate response to meet vulnerable people’s needs.


To respond to the emergency needs of conflict affected Palestine refugees in Syria.

Groupes cibles

Palestine refugees in Syria who are internally displaced.

Effets à moyen terme

Internally displaced Palestine refugees, who have been severely affected by the conflict, are provided with critical assistance in meeting their winterization needs.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Office de secours et de travaux des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés de Palestine dans le Proche-Orient

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   1'500'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   1'500'000
Phases du projet

Phase 1 01.11.2013 - 31.10.2014   (Completed)