January 2020 – The ongoing crisis in Syria continues to be a driver of displacement and humanitarian needs throughout the country. Over 9 years into the conflict, an estimate 11 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance, of which 5 million people are facing acute humanitarian needs, and millions remain displaced internally and throughout the region. Years of active conflict and displacement have exacerbated protection risks and increased vulnerability for millions. Humanitarian access to those most in need remains a significant challenge. With GAC’s support, this project works to provide comprehensive health (including sexual and reproductive health) and protection services to up to 230,000 persons. Project activities include: (1) provision of primary and secondary healthcare services, including sexual and reproductive health, to women, men, girls and boys; (2) provision of integrated mental health and psychosocial case management services; (3) provision of gender-responsive psychosocial support services to affected populations, including survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and vulnerable populations; and (4) raising awareness on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and available services.
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased availability of primary, secondary and tertiary life-saving healthcare services for women, men, girls and boys; (2) improved awareness of SRHR for women, girls and community members; (3) improved daily functioning for vulnerable population receiving mental health and psychosocial services; and (4) increased availability of protection services for most at-risk, conflict-affected Syrians, including GBV survivors. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.