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.
Norwegian People’s Aid has a long-established presence in the region with development programs in Lebanon and Iraq and a mine-clearance program in Jordan. We have worked with the conflict in Syria since 2012. The work is organized from our office in Gaziantep, Turkey, and from Lebanon. We are currently engaged in both humanitarian aid in collaboration with our partners and in ongoing cooperation to help bring about a transition to a democratic Syria in the long term.
Our humanitarian aid is directed at the Northern provinces of Syria and the areas around Damascus.We provide both food distribution, cash transfers and livelihoods support.
In Lebanon, we assist refugees from Syria, focusing on Palestinian and Syrian refugees who have sought refuge in the Palestinian refugee camps there and on Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley. We have provided food, toiletries, clothes and equipment for the winter.
Training programs for people active in Syrian civil society have been organized in collaboration with our partners, providing courses on subjects to do with human rights and democracy, organizational development and mobilization of local communities.
The Syrian conflict causes the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today
More than 250,000 people have been killed
4 million have taken flight
7,6 million remain internally displaced
240,000 live in besieged areas