Canada provides humanitarian assistance in Syria and Lebanon

Backgrounder

Canada’s announcement of $19.5 million in funding will help experienced humanitarian partners provide life-saving assistance to millions of people in Syria and Lebanon affected by the Syrian conflict.

Syria - $17.5 million

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - $5 million in additional funding to an existing UNFPA project in Syria. Canada’s support to the UNFPA helps provide conflict-affected persons with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services and helps address key gaps in the humanitarian response stemming from the significant surge in internal displacement in recent months. Canada’s flexible support enables the UNFPA to allocate and respond to needs throughout Syria as they emerge.

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - $5 million to the OCHA to support the Syria Humanitarian Fund ($4 million) and the Turkey Humanitarian Fund ($1 million), which are working to deliver immediate life-saving assistance throughout Syria, as needs emerge.

NGOs - $7 million in additional funding to four NGO partners for the provision of comprehensive health services, including sexual and gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health services; water, sanitation and hygiene services; and protection services.

Note: For security reasons, NGO partners working inside Syria are not publicly named.

International Organization for Migration (IOM) - $500,000 to the IOM for the implementation of an inter-agency humanitarian mechanism to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers.

Lebanon - $2 million

UNICEF - $2 million in additional funding in Lebanon for the provision of emergency water and sanitation services to vulnerable households, including refugees living in informal settlements.


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