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Syria

Syria in brief

Capital: Damascus
Area: 185 180 km²
Population: 20 820 311 (2011)

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People in need is one of the key providers of humanitarian aid in northern Syria. Our Syria-based offices are located in Aleppo and Idlib governorates, and the mission is remotely managed from Southern Turkey. Our team consists of 172 local and 12 foreign employees. To date, we have provided vulnerable people across northern Syria with aid valued at over 15 million EUR. Since 2012, we have delivered aid to over 1.8 million beneficiaries and indirectly assisted another 1.2 million people.

Our current aid in numbers:

  • 175.000 people receive monthly food rations or food vouchers
  • 9.000 children have access to education in 20 supported schools
  • 470.000 people have renewed access to functioning, safe water sources
  • 600.000 people are protected from epidemics thanks to improved waste management services
  • 19.000 recently displaced families have received emergency unconditional cash grants to cover their immediate needs
  • 2050 recently displaced families receive ready-to-eat emergency food kits
  • 4,850 Syrian men and women have participated in our Cash-for-Work programme

What was already accomplished:

  • 230.000 people received blankets, clothes, shelter etc.
  • 70.000 children were provided with nutrition kits
  • 3.000 farmers were supported by seeds, tools and training
  • 36 local councils were trained and supported to provide better services
  • 30 clinics were supplied with medicines and other material
  • 5 field hospitals were provided by essential equipment

People in Need (PIN) and its partners on the ground have been directly involved in the provision of relief aid in northern Syria since 2012.

In early 2012, PIN began supporting an informal network of Syrian doctors from the Doctors Coordinate of Damascus; equipping the professionals with the materials necessary to more effectively treat the injured and carry out life-saving operations. Over the last four years, PIN has grown to become one of the key providers of humanitarian aid in northern Syria.

In 2016, PIN provides multi-sectoral assistance to the most vulnerable across Aleppo and Idlib governorates. Our programming includes: Food, Security and Livelihoods (FSL); Agriculture; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH); Education; and Capacity Building. In communities where multiple sectors are covered by PIN, we ensure that the different projects are well-coordinated with one another in order to provide complementary support.  

As the conflict enters its sixth year, our relief methods continue to adapt and evolve to the context. We combine emergency response assistance with resilience building initiatives in order to provide comprehensive and stabilizing support in our areas or operation. By providing both modes of support, PIN strives to protect the most vulnerable in the short-term and decrease dependency on humanitarian aid in the long-term.

PIN's Cash-for-Work programme integrates the two approaches. Whilst the programme is designed primarily to ensure that vulnerable families have access to basic food items, the programme also empowers individuals by providing opportunities for work. PIN distributes the appropriate tools to programme participants who are then tasked with various types of work including: removing waste from the streets; rehabilitating sewage and drainage systems; restoring water and electricity networks; supervising kindergartens; and caring for the elderly. 

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What we do

What we do

Food and Material Aid
Provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Latakia, Hama, Homs , Since 2012

Water, Sanitation and Prevention
Syria – Aleppo, Idlib, Since 2012

Educational Support
Aleppo, Idlib, Since 2013

Capacity Building of Local Councils and NGOs
Aleppo, Idlíb, Since 2013

Other Programmes

World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support Youth through Technical Vocational Education and Training in Syria

World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support..

15. July 2016
Syria; Turkey;
Humanitarian aid;

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Access to Aleppo: Delivering aid via the most dangerous road in the world

Access to Aleppo: Delivering aid via the..

1. July 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

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People in Need record 7 schools in Aleppo and Idlib damaged or destroyed in the last 2 weeks alone

People in Need record 7 schools in Aleppo..

16. June 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

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United Nations’ International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: Education for #NoLostGeneration in Syria

United Nations’ International Day of..

3. June 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

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Students of PIN-supported school in Syria were killed in an airstrike

Students of PIN-supported school in Syria..

11. May 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

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"A criminal and barbaric act of violence" - A camp hosting families already displaced by the conflict in Syria is bombed

"A criminal and barbaric act of..

9. May 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support Youth through Technical Vocational Education and Training in Syria

World Youth Skills Day - PIN to Support..

15. July 2016
Syria; Turkey;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Access to Aleppo: Delivering aid via the most dangerous road in the world

Access to Aleppo: Delivering aid via the..

1. July 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
People in Need record 7 schools in Aleppo and Idlib damaged or destroyed in the last 2 weeks alone

People in Need record 7 schools in Aleppo..

16. June 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

United Nations’ International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression: Education for #NoLostGeneration in Syria

United Nations’ International Day of..

3. June 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
Students of PIN-supported school in Syria were killed in an airstrike

Students of PIN-supported school in Syria..

11. May 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article
"A criminal and barbaric act of violence" - A camp hosting families already displaced by the conflict in Syria is bombed

"A criminal and barbaric act of..

9. May 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Article

People in Need joined #withsyria campaign

People in Need joined #withsyria campaign

15. March 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

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People in Need provides education for thousands of children in Syria

People in Need provides education for..

10. March 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

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Activities of People in Need in Syria, fall/winter 2015

Activities of People in Need in Syria,..

3. February 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

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Cash for Work programs in Aleppo, Syria, 2015

Cash for Work programs in Aleppo, Syria, 2015

28. January 2016
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Život v syrském Aleppu

Život v syrském Aleppu

18. September 2015
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery
Explosion close to Aleppo school

Explosion close to Aleppo school

14. April 2015
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Gallery

We live like prisoners, said Syrian refugee

We live like prisoners, said Syrian refugee

13. September 2013
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
What does the Syrian school looks like

What does the Syrian school looks like

12. September 2013
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
Providing aid in Aleppo, Syria

Providing aid in Aleppo, Syria

12. August 2013
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Video

Living in Tombs - People in Need helps the Syrian refugees in the Idlib region

Living in Tombs - People in Need helps the..

26. March 2013
Syria;
Humanitarian aid;

Video
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech RepublicCzech Development AgencyReal GiftPIN Club of FriendsECHOEuropean CommissionDFIDWelt HungerhilfeVodafone FoundationNadační fond rodiny OrlickýchFaurecia


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