Syrian Arab Republic


Highlights 2012

  • OCHA led the establishment of humanitarian coordination mechanisms and supported the development of the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP), as well as its revisions. This allowed the UN country team (UNCT) and humanitarian partners to develop a shared understanding of the humanitarian situation in Syria and define a clear response strategy. 
  • OCHA supported the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator’s (RHC’s) discussions with the Government on access and partnerships. In doing so, OCHA helped to enlarge the humanitarian space. 
  • Through its advocacy efforts, OCHA was instrumental in highlighting the plight of Syrian civilians and raising necessary resources. 

Children in Assas, Syria, playing with casings and unexploded RPG shells. © IRIN/George Kurian