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Development Cooperation in Syria

Development Cooperation in Syria

Norwegian People's Aid works in Syria in cooperation with local partners who provide humanitarian aid inside the country. We also work together with Syrian civil society organisations.

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 with civil society organizations.

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.

News from Syria:

Improving livelihoods one cow at a time

In North East Syria, people who were victims of ISIS struggle to sustain their livelihood. A program distributing fodder for livestock is...
13.03.2019 | Sara Hamdy

How life changed to a nightmare in an instant

A previously wealthy Syrian couple is trying to scrape by in a camp in Lebanon. Vouchers from Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA), has given foo...
05.10.2015 |

1,650 families in Aleppo receive monthly food baskets

Aleppo continues to be one of the most dangerous places for Syrian civilians. This spring, Norwegian People’s Aid and partner organizatio...
01.06.2015 | Julie Offerdal

An archive of the war

When the uprising in Syria began, the number of newspapers and publications within the country rose from 3 to several hundred. In order t...
06.05.2015 | Julie Strand Offerdal

Civil society in Syria keeps the wheels turning

After decades of a strict and brutal regime, few people in Syria had any real degree of knowledge concerning civil society and organisati...
23.04.2015 | Julie Offerdal

Resounding Voices in the Kingdom of Violence

Four Syrian Human Rights activists have been abducted for 12 months. So far there has been no serious investigation of the abduction, and...
24.01.2015 | Zeina Bali


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

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.