Turkey – Wednesday 23 February 2022 – The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) has announced the approval of a €2 million Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to help alleviate the suffering of thousands of internally displaced people ( IDPs) in northern Aleppo. The ERP will be implemented in partnership and collaboration with the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) and the Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, which chairs the SRTF Steering Committee.
The ERP is the SRTF’s effort to support displaced men, women and children living in informal off-camp settlements in extreme weather conditions.
The displaced people have already experienced heavy snowfalls, blizzards and sub-zero temperatures that have had devastating effects on local communities and particularly hard on these families. While the snowfall has now subsided, freezing temperatures and heavy storms continue to cause lasting damage and severe living conditions in northern Aleppo Governorate.
Under this ERP, the SRTF will provide assistance consisting of 3,000 tents, 3,000 non-electric heaters with heating equipment for the winter season for 4,000 families and 8,000 food rations. Each food ration is intended to support a family of six for one month.
In terms of number of beneficiaries, 48,000 IDPs will benefit from food rations provided, 18,000 IDPs will benefit from tents provided, 18,000 IDPs will benefit from having heaters and 24,000 IDPs will benefit from heating materials provided for the season winter at 4,000 installations. Delivery and implementation should take place in the next few days; to be completed within one month.
“A growing number of displaced people are in dire need of food and shelter, and they need our immediate help,” GIS Prime Minister Mr. Abdul Rahman Mustafa said in a statement. “We are committed, through the ministries and directorates of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), to provide the necessary assistance to meet the needs of our people. he said.
For his part, the Managing Director of SRTF, Eng. Hani Khabbaz released a statement saying: “The SRTF is grateful to its stakeholders for being able to fund this once-in-a-lifetime effort for the second time to help alleviate the suffering of thousands of displaced families who continue to endure the relentless pace and circumstances of displacement.
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