December 2016 – The humanitarian situation in Syria continues to deteriorate as a result of the civil war in the country. An estimated 13.5 million people continue to be in need of humanitarian assistance, 6.1 million of which are displaced internally by violence and 975,080 located in besieged communities according to the United Nations. Repeated and deliberate attacks on humanitarian and medical workers continue to plague the conflict, adding to the vulnerability of millions of people, particularly women and children, who are affected by the conflict and struggle for access to the most basic services. With GAC’s support, this project provides up to 332,799 conflict affected persons with health and protection services. Project activities include: (1) provision of primary, secondary, reproductive and emergency health care services; (2) provision of basic life-saving and rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities and children with chronic conditions; (3) provision of mental health care and psychosocial services for conflict-affected populations; and (4) provision of case management, referrals, and empowerment services for vulnerable women, girls, and children.
The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to life-saving services, including emergency, primary, secondary, and maternal health services for conflict affected populations; (2) improved mental health and wellbeing of conflict affected Syrians receiving mental health case management services and community-based psychosocial support activities; and (3) increased availability of protection mechanisms for at-risk conflict affected populations, including gender based violence survivors, at-risk women, children and youth. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crisis or that are food insecure.