Experts to UNHCR (Lebanon & Jordan) in response to Syrian crisis

Project completed

The ongoing violence in Syria has lead to the displacement of tens of thousands of civilians. As of September 2012, more than 250’00 people are registered with UNHCR in neighbouring Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq, putting an increasing strain on the governments and host communities.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Near East
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Housing (till 2016)
Forced displacement (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
Drinking water and basic sanitation (WASH) (til 2016)
15.09.2012 - 30.09.2013
CHF 500'000

The crisis in Syria has resulted in the displacement of thousands of civilians to neighbouring countries (over 250’000 total in the region). Over 75 % of these refugees are women and children under 18. Refugee influx represents a burden on host communities who have growing difficulties in coping with assisting displaced Syrian refugees.


The capacity of UNHCR and its implementing partners is strenghtened to meet emergency and prolonged displacement needs of Syrian refugees as well as hosting populations.

Target groups

  • Syrian refugees (in particular women and children) in Lebanon and Jordan who are sheltered in camp and non-camp settings.
  • Hosting populations in Lebanon and Jordan (In Lebanon around 70’000 and in Jordan around 90’000 of witch 25’000 in camp facilities)
  • Medium-term outcomes

  • Response to emergency and longer-term shelter needs is strengthened.
  • Response to emergency and longer-term WASH needs is strengthened.
  • Cash-based response for shelter, non-food, food items and other essential needs.
  • Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
    Credit area Humanitarian aid
    Project partners Contract partner
    • Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk
    • UNHCR

    Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   376'536
    Project phases

    Phase 1 15.09.2012 - 30.09.2013   (Completed)