Sustainable Livelihood & Environment
In Syria we support agriculture, and restore additional sources of livelihoods, including public work opportunities.
One third of Syrians have no access to drinking water and electricity is totally or partly unavailable in most areas. Waste collection systems have collapsed, dramatically increasing the risk of diseases. Since 2013, we have helped restore public water wells and networks, construct water points, rehabilitate sewage systems, build landfills, provide generators and install toilets.
In Iraq, we aim to increase the resilience of vulnerable people through increased access to inclusive economic opportunities and technical skills while at the same time, creating new knowledge among decision-makers on critical topics such as climate change adaptation and effects.
Livelihoods & Agriculture
Agricultural production in Syria has also plummeted since the start of the conflict, driving up prices for vulnerable families. Since 2014, People in Need has been training small farmers and providing them with vouchers to purchase much-needed seeds, fertilizers and tools.
Our cash-for-work activities provide short-term, temporary employment to vulnerable families to earn money through debris collection, street rehabilitation, repairing irrigation canals and schools, sowing school uniforms, and restoring water and power networks. This activity provides households a reliable income to meet their own household needs, promoting resilience and dignity whilst supporting communities and stimulating local markets.
- 1,226 farmers received vouchers for seeds and tools in 2020
- In 2020 19,090 people were supported through our cash-for-work programme