IFRC - Syria Complex Emergency
The IFRC Appeal aims at ensuring that the conflict affected population in Syria has access to lifesaving and basic health services, and that the beneficiaries' most urgent humanitarian needs are met by way of provision of emergency relief items.
The IFRC Appeal aims at supporting the conflict affected population in Syria by increasing access to basic and emergency health services on the ground, including areas which are not readily accesible as a result of the ongoing armed hostilities.
The IFRC Emergency Appeal targets approximately 3 million people in 2016, consisting of a) up to 800.000 people suffering from chronic illness or serious medical conditions, and directly affected by the conflict, e.g. Injured people, b) IDPs and host communities and c) youth, female headed households, elderly and people with disabilities. The IFRC works with and via the Red Crescent Society in the country, namely the
Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).
With the Austrian contribution of EUR 2 Mio the following activities will be carried out:
up to 120.000 people affected by the armed conflict in Syria could be provided with health services.
In total, the IFRC Appeal intends to contribute to nine (9) medical health units, 15 clinics and eight (8) health points with running costs. Furthermore, the IFRC assists in strengthening SARC's capacity in the health sector, procuring medical stocks and contributing to the support of 48 ambulances with running costs and supplies.
The impact of the protracted crisis in Syria has resulted in continuous growth of the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance. According to UNOCHA's Humanitarian Needs Overview, approx. 13.5 Mio people - representing a vast majority of the population residing in Syria - are in need of one (1) or multiple types of humanitarian assistance . Three (3) in four (4) Syrians live in poverty. The situation can vary significantly from area to area, depending on the security situation of each governorate. The IFRC Emergency Appeal responds to the most urgent needs of people affected by the crisis in Syria, also reaching out to people living in not readily accesible areas.
In total, the IFRC Appeal currently amounts to CHF 33,2 Mio.