Where We Work


After more than 8 years of conflict, the humanitarian and security situation in Syria remains serious. the ongoing war is still causing internal displacements and massive damage to houses, schools, hospitals and infrastructures, leaving millions of people in need of assistance.

11.7 million people are in need; 5 million people are in acute need; 10.2 million people are at risk of incurring in explosive hazards; 6.5 million people are food insecure; 2.1 million children are out of school; 5.3 million people are refugees; 6.2 million people are internally displaced persons.

COOPI is active with its humanitarian action in Syria since mid-2016, mainly committed to Food Security and Protection sector in the rural areas of Damascus and Aleppo.

In 2018, COOPI launched a UNHCR-funded protection programme in Aleppo to assist people with special needs - elderly, children, disabled affected by the armed conflict - and launched an ECHO-funded project related to life-saving food assistance and family-based agricultural production support in Eastern Ghouta, to the benefit of displaced people, once they return to their villages. COOPI also gives psychological support to returnees, especially women and children.


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HDI - Human Development Index

Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2020

27,9% %

Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition

Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2020


Syrian children out of school (in Syria and in the 5 bordering countries)

Source: UNICEF 2021

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Rate of population living below poverty line

Source: UNDP - Human Development Report 2020



Source: COOPI Annual report 2021


Source: COOPI Annual report 2021


International staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2021


Local staff
Source: COOPI Annual report 2021


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