Since 2011 Syria has been experiencing a profound humanitarian crisis caused subsequently to the Arab Spring, affecting many countries in the Mediterranean, and then turning evermore complex with the arrival of the group ISIS from Iraq. In six years, 250,000 people have been killed, more than a million wounded, more than 6 million Syrians have fled the country seeking protection abroad, and almost 8 million people have been displaced. As you can imagine, the needs for each one of them are different and relate to all sectors of intervention.

In December 2016 COOPI opened an office in Damascus and in February 2017 our first project approved by AICS started, called the “Emergency initiative in Syria for the improvement of food safety and sanitary conditions”. Here, kits to create vegetable gardens and chicken coops for 657 vulnerable families are distributed, directed by women and residents from the south-western outskirts of the city of Damascus and the villages of the sub-district of Qatana. Our actions aim to promote food self-sufficiency to families; to reduce the risk of physical and sexual exploitation and abuses against women, providing appropriate psychosocial support.

Photo copyright Ibrahim Malla – SARC.

*Data regarding COOPI’s achievements are based on the last balance sheet

The situation in Syria

The results of COOPI



134/188
HDI
7M
Lack of access to food and water
2,9M
Lack of access to school
69%
Rate of the population living below poverty line


1
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18.360
Beneficiaries
1
International staff
0
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    Syria ultima modifica: 2017-02-03T14:38:47+00:00 da Antonella Tomaselli