Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Returning Decison-making to communities: Could cash-assistance be the way forward in Northeast Syria?

BLOG: Over eight years of destructive conflict has taken a heavy toll on Syria’s economy. Massive internal displacement, emigration and mortality have greatly weakened the population, out of which more than half are estimated to be in the need of assistance and a quarter food insecure. The national economy has suffered the same. According to estimates, more than 80 percent of Syrians live below the poverty line.

REACH conducted an in-depth cash and markets assessment across northeast Syria. The assessment aimed to better understand the feasibility and implications of scaling up cash-based interventions, community preferences towards assistance, as well as market supply chains. Read More