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


Nutrition Cluster Coordinator (WOS) Vacant@unicef.org

Neha Singh

Nutrition Cluster Co-Coordinator (WoS) neha.singh@savethechildren.org

Ali Kalem

Information Management Specialist (Whole of Syria) akalem@unicef.org

Odai Abdel Rahman

Nutrition Cluster Coordinator (Syria) oabdelrahman@unicef.org

Mona Maman

NES Cluster Coordinator mona.maman@ri.org

Mohamad Yehya

Information Management Officer (Damascus, Syria) myehya@unicef.org

Adnan Mohammed

NES Cluster IMO nutrition.im.nes@gmail.com

Abdulbaset Al Salkini

Information Management Officer (NWS, Turkey) nutrition.imo@pac-turkey.org

Rewa Al Rass

Cluster co-coordinator (NWS, Turkey) n.co.coordinator@pac-turkey.org

Mid-year report 2022

January to June 2022

Current Challenges

Some of the key challenges the sector faced during the reporting period was constrained coordination with the NES forum due to complexities on data sensitivities and information sharing. This limited the ability of the WoS coordination team to effectively reflect specific concerns and gaps from NES hub. This, however, slightly improved in the first and second quarter of 2022 with commencement of participation of NES NWG in the WoS coordination meetings. The WoS Coordinator has established regular coordination meetings with the NES Working Group chairs to discuss on better collaboration and areas of support.

There was a reduction of 40 per cent of the RRTs coverage in NWS in the first quarter due to funding constraints which had direct implications in programme coverage and consequently number of people in need reached. The coverage of treatment of moderate wasting remained below 40 per cent across Syria due to funding constraints. Discussions to address this are on-going.

Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration and Preparedness
Advocacy Survey
Country Advocacy Strategy developed No
Link to document  
Advocacy activities included in annual work plan Yes
Specific WG leading advocacy work established No
Contingency plan or ERP plan developed/updated Yes
Link to document  
Intersectoral Collaboration (ISC)
Intersectoral projects currently under implementation Yes
Clusters engaged
Food Security

Cash Working Group


Key Figures



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 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
Number of PLW in need Of BSFP 2021

Total Partners

UN agencies


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