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Whole of Syria

Level 3

Coordination mechanism: Hybrid Sector/Cluster
Year of activation: 2015
NCC: P4 FT UNICEF double hatting ; Syria sector cluster coordinator P4 FT who is supported by 6 subnational sector coordinators
Deputy:Save the children
Coordination arrangement:
In NWS Unicef is leading the sector for WoS operations and inside Syria UNICEF is leading the sector with the government

Country Key Contacts

Under recruitment

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator (Whole of Syria)

Najwa Rizkallah

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator (Syria)

Mohammed Latif

Information Management Specialist (Whole of Syria)

Mohamad Yehya

Information Management Officer (Syria)

Abdulbaset Al Salkini

Information Management Officer (Turkey)

Mid-year report 2021

January to June 2021

Current Challenges
  • Chronic malnutrition is a major concern, affecting annually more than 0.6 Million Syrian children and one of every three displaced children. Maternal malnutrition is also a concern where 5 percent and 11 percent of mothers are malnourished in government-controlled areas and Northwest Syria respectively.
  • The Nutrition Sector is critically underfunded at 7.2 percent, with only USD 13 million received out of the USD 184 million required.
  • Preliminary results of a SMART survey conducted in Northwest Syria in 2021 indicate a deteriorating GAM rate which would probably result in a sizeable increase in the number of children and mothers in need in 2022.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the access to health and nutrition services.
  • The Syrian economy continues to deteriorate, negatively affecting the household purchasing ability and exacerbating an already dire situation.

Key Figures in 2021


Funding in 2021

Number of SAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of MAM under-five children in need 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Micronutrient Powder Supplementation 2021
Number of children 6-23 months in need of BSFP- Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme 2021
Number of children 6-59 months in need of Vitamin A Supplementation 2021
Number of PLW counselled (one-on-one) on IYCF 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need 2021
Number of moderately acutely malnourished PLW in need Of BSFP 2021
Number of PW in need of iron/folate supplementation 2021

Total Partners

UN agencies
International NGOs
National NGOs
Government authorities


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