Emergency response for crisis affected communities in Aleppo

Contract partner: CARE Österreich, Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und humanitäre Hilfe Country: Syrien Funding amount: € 395.000,00 Project start: 30.09.2016 End: 31.03.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The overall goal of the project is to reduce the impact of conflict and displacement of new IDPs and host communities affected by the recent escalation of violence in Aleppo.

Expected results

Expected Results

The project aims to reach the following results:

• 1,705 affected vulnerable households (10,230 persons) have access to hygiene items

• Increased capacity to cope with the effects of winter for 1,705 affected households (10,230 persons) through provision of timely winterisation support

• Contribute to the protection of the most at risk individuals through timely and confidential referral to psychosocial support and health services


Target group / Beneficiaries

This action will target a total of 10,230 persons (1,705 HH) in IDP and host communities in in the sub-districts of Atareb and Daret Azza in Western Aleppo governorate and if accessible, neighbourhoods in Aleppo city. The project will be implemented by Ataa Relief and Development


The goal of this action will be reached through the distribution of 1,705 hygiene kits (incl. Aquatabs, buckets, soap, sanitary pads) and winterization kits (incl. blankets, solar lamps and insulated floor mats) to a total of 10,230 persons (1,705 HH). Where available, individuals will be supported to access medical and psychosocial support.


The funding for this project is provided from the Austrian Foreign Disaster Aid Fund (AKF - 350,000 Euro) and the Liechtenstein Office for Foreign Affairs (45,000 Euro).

The breaking of the siege in Aleppo city in late August saw approximately 14,055 IDPs displaced into the countryside of Aleppo. Many of these communities received little to no humanitarian assistance, fleeing from constant aerial bombardments, having being displaced multiple times. Supply routes are still closed, aerial attacks have increased and needs in all sectors are high.

project number 2694-04/2016
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
tied 0
modality Project-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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