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Support for Food-Based Education Programming in Syria

This operation has been modified and extended in timefrom June 2011 to June 2012, to facilitate a hand-over to the Government by that time;

In rural Syria, drop-out rates are reaching as high as 45 percent because children leave school to work or to participate in traditional seasonal migration. Female children are also removed from education for early marriages or because their families do not value education for girls.

In the past, WFP-assisted food-for-education (FFE) projects have significantly reduced the drop-out and absentee rates. However, the technical  capacities to successfully manage FFE were not available in the Government at the time, which led it to end FFE after WFP assistance was withdrawn.

This project consolidates much of the successful work for women (i.e. literacy, small micro-enterprise development), integrates sustainable FFE, and prepares the Government, through technical capacity-building, to fully manage the project after three years. It also integrates the Swedish Trust Fund activity ‘Safety Nets for Rural Syrian Women’ which will be fully financed by the Government after the second year of the project.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)731,808
Beneficiary needs ($US)927,372,896
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ 4,922,000
USA32,848,600
Canada23,339,318
Kuwait13,000,000
United Kingdom5,000,000
Switzerland4,545,455
Japan4,500,000
Denmark2,868,330
Belgium2,758,621
Finland1,367,989
France1,356,852
Austria410,397
Private Donors138,779
Bulgaria138,738
Hungary40,706
Andorra7,385
Threats to food security
  • High food prices
  • Political instability
  • Population displacement
  • Influx of refugees
  • Droughts
  • Subsistence farming and herdin