Since the beginning of the crisis in 2011, Syria has witnessed significant challenges in the humanitarian and security situation across the country, an increase in the targeting of civilian infrastructure, and a marked increase in internal displacement. The conflict has significantly damaged the country’s public and private assets including health, education, energy, water and sanitation, agriculture, transportation, housing and other infrastructure leading to a massive deterioration of Syria’s socio-economic infrastructure. Investments, services, production and manufacturing are among the most affected sectors due, inter alia, to a drastic decrease of electricity supply. Basic infrastructure and public services are being systematically destroyed. Families are struggling to survive in increasingly desperate conditions.
Against this background, the ER cluster in Gaziantep cross-border operation aims to contribute to the resilience building of affected local communities, households and individuals by protecting and restoring livelihoods and enabling access to essential services and rehabilitation of socio-economic infrastructures. To this end, the 2017 cluster response focuses on: Improve safe access to basic and social essential services and infrastructure for affected people and institutions. (2) Restore disrupted livelihoods for strengthened social protection and positive coping mechanisms of affected people and vulnerable groups. (3) Promote social cohesion and local participation for more resilient communities
The purpose of the workshop was to strengthen capacity and knowledge among Early Recovery cluster partners/members in Gaziantep on the ER approach by providing hands-on exercises, skills and tools to define the ER concept in the cross-border operation as well as to effectively mainstream it across the work of other clusters. With the above in mind, the deliverables of the workshop were to a) set a common understanding of ER in the Gaziantep cross-border operation, including the contextualization of its guiding principles; b) identify joint areas of work for cluster partners under ER HRP strategic objective; c) identify cluster gaps and seek ways to fill them through better inter-cluster coordination on WASH, Health, Food Security and Livelihood, CCCM, Shelter/NFIs; and d) redefine, refocus and reshape the scope of the cluster.
Syria Early Recovery Mainstreaming Workshop February 2017 - Gaziantep : Agenda
Presentation - Syria Early Recovery Mainstreaming Workshop Gaziantep
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