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Humanitarian News Syrian Arab Republic – Issue 4 | September 2022 – Syrian Arab Republic



P.01-2022 first standard grant completed in September

P.01-2022 first and second reserve allocations

P.02-Satisfaction of beneficiaries with SHF-supported projects

P.02-cross-line inter-agency convoys to northwest Syria

P.03-OCHA rolls out access monitoring and reporting framework

P.04-cholera update

P.05-Water crisis: Alouk not functional for more than a month

P.05-Tal Tamer station attacked twice in one week

P.06-3.6 million children start the new school year on September 4

P.06-Movements back to Idlib

P.07-disruption of education in NES

P.07-assessment mission northwest of Hama

P.07-Humanitarian response to the survivors of the boat sunk off Tartous

P.07-Cancer screening campaign in rural Hama


The first standard allocation for 2022 was launched in June, allocating US$30 million to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people and communities, especially those living in remote areas, the elderly, people with disabilities, children and pregnant women. As food security deteriorates across the country, allocation priorities reinforce the provision of multi-sectoral nutrition assistance in areas where needs are most severe and response reach is limited. In addition, the allocation reinforces the delivery of priority humanitarian assistance planned under the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Syria 2023-2022 in areas with extreme and catastrophic needs. The allocation was completed at the end of September with some disbursement activities ongoing.

Localizing the response remains a key priority for the Syrian Humanitarian Fund (SHF), which invests in capacity building activities for existing and potential partners. The SHF remains one of the main sources of direct funding for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Syria. For the 2022 allocation, 76% of funds are channeled to NGOs, of which 20% is allocated to national NGOs.


The SHF team is preparing to launch two reserve allocations. The first, with a budget of $7 million, provides assistance in health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). This allocation is primarily intended to meet immediate needs arising from the cholera outbreak in affected areas and to curb the spread of the disease in high-risk areas in Syria. The second reserve allocation, worth $2.5 million, supports the winterization response plan by providing life-saving humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable population. Both allocations should be deployed in the first half of October.


United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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