Within Syria our response was focused in the Syrian governorates of Homs, Hama, Tartous, and Lattakia, in relatively secure (regime-held) areas that attract large numbers of people seeking safety. Support is provided through local churches who know the needs of the community and visit households regularly to assess the need and effectiveness of the aid provided. As well as distributing blankets and stoves, the project also explored the provision of cash-based support as a more dignified assistance, so as to provide cash for fuel and winter clothing.
KEY OUTCOMES DURING 2017/2018
- By supporting families in meeting their immediate winter needs, the Winterization Project reduced their state of vulnerability.
- This project assisted 2,655 households (13,275 individuals) through distributions of 2,100 warm winter blankets, 224 heating stoves, and cash for winter clothing and heating fuel.
- 100% of survey respondents said the project helped them in meeting their winter needs with the majority of those surveyed (60%) reporting that the project assistance covered half, more than half, or “a lot” of their winter needs.