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United Nations allocates $30 million to support the humanitarian needs in Syria

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) announced yesterday that the Syria Humanitarian Fund (SHF) allocated $30.8 million to support lifesaving interventions in the most affected areas and for vulnerable people in Syria.

The statement confirmed that 14.6 million Syrians need humanitarian aid to meet their basic needs with 1.2 million increase from 2021.

The statement made it clear that the coordination through inclusive programming and a localization strategy will strengthen the humanitarian response plan 2022-2023, with focusing on two priority areas. 

The statement added that the first area ($8.1 million) will focus on addressing the main determinants of malnutrition in area with the most acute needs.

The second area ($22.7 million) will focus on strengthening resilience in areas of greatest and catastrophic needs.

The statement quoted the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Imran Riza as saying: “We have witnessed a great increase in food insecurity with a rise in malnutrition rates, especially amongst the most vulnerable groups. This allocation aims to meet the needs of the most affected communities.”

It is noteworthy that the Syria Humanitarian Fund is a country-based pooled fund led by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria and managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Since its establishment in 2014, the Fund has received more than $372 million from donors to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people in Syria.

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