UNHCR Provision of winterized assistance to IDPs in Syria [BSL]

Projet terminé

The deteriorating security situation in Syria has led to the internal displacement of 9.3 million individuals seeking refuge with host families, in public buildings, schools or in open space. For the winter period the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has developed a winterization strategy to address the basic humanitarian needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs). With the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), UNHCR will be able to provide winterized non-food items (NFIs) to families facing harsh winter conditions.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Aide humanitaire & RRC
Assistance matérielle
Hébergement (till 2016)
15.11.2013 - 15.04.2014
CHF 2'500'000

Syria is now in its third year of crisis. The number of IDPs has steadily increased, especially since early 2013. From two million early 2013, numbers have jumped to 9.3 million early November (source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). This trend is likely to last, as the security conditions continue to deteriorate. With the oncoming harsh winter months, UNHCR has launched the winterization programme which is in line with the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP) Inter-Sector Winterization framework. The provision of NFIs is the core component of UNHCR’s IDP response and represents 73% (USD 182.3 million) of its entire funding needs. By mid-November, over 2.7 million IDPs have been supported with NFIs. UNHCR’s objective is to support an additional 300,000 IDPs by year end with winterized relief assistance.


To alleviate the suffering and preserve the dignity of vulnerable IDPs, while easing the pressure on hosting families.

Groupes cibles

Displaced registered families and host families.

Effets à moyen terme

To contribute to improving the living conditions of Syrian IDPs, through the provision of winterized NFIs in the context of UNHCR winterization strategy.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Aide humanitaire
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   2'500'000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   2'500'000
Phases du projet

Phase 1 15.11.2013 - 15.04.2014   (Completed)