Launch of Action Plan for Dignified Shelters and Living Conditions

In 2022, the UN and its humanitarian partners, through the Syria Cross-Border Shelter/Non-Food Items (SNFI) Cluster, drew up a new integrated Action Plan for Dignified Shelter and Living Conditions in North-west Syria as a response to an increasingly protracted displacement situation.

Until the end of 2023, the humanitarian community aims to move people from tents into dignified shelters. The Action Plan ensures people have access to drainage, sewage, water, roads, lighting, and electricity as well as education, health, and early recovery and livelihood opportunities. Dignified shelters are designed to last for at least 5 to 10 years and are expected to reduce the dependency of tented communities on annual winter support, which takes up about half of the SNFI partners’ annual budget. The Action Plan will require US$400 million to be completed.