Syria Humanitarian Response Plan 2019

Humanitarian response plan | Rev: 2.4

Contact

Kenneth Anyanzo
kenneth.anyanzo@wfp.org
WFP
Tulin ARSLAN
tarslan@mercycorps.org
Mercy Corps
Food Security

Eight years into the crisis, the main drivers to food insecurity are protracted displacement, loss or lack of livelihoods and reduced production capacity. These factors have resulted in limited physical and financial access to food, high prices, and inflation, contributing to reduced purchasing power and continuous livelihood depletion for the most vulnerable. Humanitarian needs in Syria are expected to remain high in 2019 and multiple actions are needed to ensure that all four pillars of food security related to access, availability, utilization, and stability of food are adequately addressed through life-saving, life-sustaining, appropriate resilience, and early recovery interventions. Emergency response at the early onset of any sudden population movement as well as targeted food assistance and lifesaving emergency agricultural assistance to meet the nutritional and kilocalorie deficits of the most vulnerable populations as per food security indicators is crucial across Syria. the sector aims to provide wide-ranging support, covering emergency and regular food assistance, as well as household-level and community-based agricultural and livelihoods assistance.

The sector aims to target populations who are both food insecure as well as at risk of food insecurity through multiple but mutually reinforcing activities. The sector will target 5 million food insecure people by monthly food assistance so that they can maintain minimum consumption as per Sphere Standards, as well as 1.5 million food insecure people will receive livelihoods support. The sector aims to target the full 2.5 million people at risk of food insecurity with livelihoods assistance. 

Partners
76
Projects
122
Requirements ($)
Coverage (%)
Unmet ($)

Humanitarian profile

ID: CLFOOD/BF4

Cluster/sector Objectives

  • 1

    Improve the food security status of assessed food insecure people through humanitarian life-saving and life sustaining food assistance
  • 2

    Support self reliance of affected households by protecting and building productive assets and restoring or creating income generating opportunities to save and sustain lives
  • 3

    Improve communities' capacity to sustain households’ livelihoods by improving linkages with value chain through the rehabilitation/ building of productive infrastructure as well as supporting services, early warning, and DRR systems.

Indicator overview

IndicatorUnitTargetTargeted (%)Measure
CO1: Improve the food security status of assessed food insecure people through humanitarian life-saving and life sustaining food assistance
IN1: % of targeted people with improved food consumption scorePercentage5,000,000N/A
 
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IN2: % of targeted households with improved reduced coping strategyPercentage5,000,000N/A
 
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IN3: % of targeted households with reduced expenditure on foodPercentage5,000,000N/A
 
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CO2: Support self reliance of affected households by protecting and building productive assets and restoring or creating income generating opportunities to save and sustain lives
IN1: % of targeted households with Negative Livelihoods Coping Strategy900,000N/A
 
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CO3: Improve communities' capacity to sustain households’ livelihoods by improving linkages with value chain through the rehabilitation/ building of productive infrastructure as well as supporting services, early warning, and DRR systems.
IN1: % of targeted households with Negative Livelihoods Coping StrategyPercentage300,000N/A
 
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Cluster/sector Activities

  • 1

    Emergency response to crisis affected vulnerable people with short term food assistance through appropriate modalities
  • 2

    Monthly food assistance for the assessed food insecure people through appropriate modalities
  • 3

    Supplementary food assistance to Persons with Specific Needs (PSN) through appropriate modalities (complementary to 1.2 and inter-linkage with nutrition sector)
  • 4

    Provision of flour or bread directly to households or to bakeries
  • 5

    Distribution of agricultural inputs, such as seeds, fertilizer, pesticide and equipment; and related training.
  • 6

    Provision of protection Food Rations to most vulnerable farming household
  • 7

    Support to small-scale food production (horticulture, poultry-egg laying hens, market gardens)
  • 8

    Provision of protection Food Rations to most vulnerable farming households
  • 9

    Support to asset building and asset protection (small livestock and animal feed distribution) including winterization activities; and related training.
  • 10

    Emergency livestock treatment and training for veterinary services (including community animal health worker).
  • 11

    Support Income generating activities including vocational training.
  • 12

    Support rehabilitation of relevant economic/productive infrastructures through appropriate modalities. (Canals, irrigation systems, markets, storage facilities, bakeries, etc.)
  • 13

    Establish/strengthen the capacity for the provision of essential services for local communities including early warning and DRR systems