A different sort of aid for Syria?

In Syria it is not just the brutality and the violence that are destroying lives in the country: economic ruin and crippling poverty are also– what a UN-backed report called “an equally horrendous but silent disaster.”, writes IRIN News.

Some aid organisations and policy experts are finding that with more than four out of five Syrians in poverty, traditional humanitarian aid, while necessary, just isn’t enough. So they’re advocating for, and implementing, livelihood projects – intervention to assist people’s abilities to support themselves.

One of these is the Danish Refugee Council. As Peter Klanso, DRC Middle East and North Africa director, says : “You cannot have an entire population that is dependent on humanitarian aid. That doesn’t make any sense.”

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