Our work in Syria
ACF is present in Syria since 2008. Initial humanitarian assistance in Syria was to support the Iraqi refugees who fled Iraq to Syria after 2003 war. This support to Iraqi refugees was facilitated through a Framework Memorandum of Understanding, signed with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). ACF projects included promotion of good child development practices and prevention, monitoring and treatment of malnutrition and its causes among Iraqis and vulnerable Syrians and Learning Skills for the future - Iraqi Livelihoods.
In 2010 ACF also started a four year Food Security and Livelihood Development Project in the North East of Syria (Hassakeh, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor) in partnership with the Arab Centre for the Study of Arid Zones and Dry Areas (ACSAD). ACF-Syria started to expand its activities in the beginning of 2014, in order to provide basic services (food distribution, nutrition and water and sanitation) to the affected population, both internally displaced people and host communities. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ACF and SARC was amended in 2012 and still valid to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable Syrian populations affected by the on-going crisis. Later on ACF Syria expanded its partnerships and cooperation with various agencies and currently has MoUs with Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Local Administration, Ministry of Agriculture and ACSAD. The main area of intervention for ACF-Syria mission is Hassakeh governorate in the north east of Syria where ACF has a fully operational field base. Additionally, ACF is implementing activities across Syria especially in Aleppo, Daraa, Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs and Tartous.
Food Security and Livelihood
- Livestock livelihood projects to support vulnerable farmers and herders with provision of inputs, fodders and seeds and capacity building.
- Food parcels distribution.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Equipment of wells.
- Maintenance and rehabilitation of the water supply, sewage systems, submersible pumps and water networks.
- Water trucking. Distribution of hygiene kits, cleaning kits, jerry cans, water tanks.
- Provision of fuel and generators.
Shelter and NFI
- Rehabilitation of collective shelter sites.