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During the entire period as an independent state, Syria has been a dictatorship. Groups that have not been loyal to the regime, such as the Kurds, have been subjected to abuse, deprived of their citizenship and have had to give large areas of land to Arab settlers. The Muslim Brotherhood and other political opposition has also been brutally suppressed.


Development Cooperation in Syria

Norwegian People's Aid works in Syria through local partners who provide humanitarian aid inside the country. We support civil society, enabling them to demand to be represented and protected by the political opposition, armed groups and from the Syrian government.

Humanitarian Disarmament in Syria

Syria is contaminated by landmines and explosive remnants of war ( ERW ). This is mainly due to the Arab-Israeli wars; unfortunately though, the current conflict has further contaminated Syria.


12, 6 million Syrians need humanitarian assistance inside of Syria

3.2 million Syrians have fled to neighboring Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt

50 % of Syrian Palestinian refugees are fleeing again