In 2024, 16.7 million people are assessed to need humanitarian assistance across Syria. Of the 16.7 million people in need, 5.5 million are displaced. After 12 years of hostilities and persistent economic crisis, people in Syria saw their situation worsen when a series of earthquakes hit northern Syria and Türkiye on 6 and 20 February 2023. To ensure that humanitarian needs are met without gaps or duplication, OCHA is responsible for providing timely information by consolidating and publishing information across the spectrum of humanitarian response in various forms and formats. Using data modelling techniques, the OCHA Syria interactive dashboards enable intuitive visualization of 4Ws data (presence and response): who does what, where, and when.
The OCHA Syria Country Office operates from Damascus with sub-offices in Aleppo, Homs, Quamishli and Dier-ez-Zor. Through expanded field presence, OCHA Syria facilitates outreach and coordination with humanitarian partners and other stakeholders across the country including Aleppo, Al-Hasakeh, Damascus, Dara’a, Hama, Homs, Idleb, Lattakia, Rural Damascus and Tartous to enable timely, effective and principled response to assessed needs and increased access. OCHA supports the Syria coordination structures including eight sectors and two clusters, sub-sectors, inter-sector coordination mechanism and the Syria Humanitarian Country Team under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria. Striving to respond to the needs of those most affected in the most under-served areas, OCHA coordinates cross-line inter-agency access to hard-to-reach areas as well as other areas located across conflict lines. In addition, OCHA carries out access monitoring and analysis in support of operations and advocates on behalf of humanitarian actors both locally and globally. OCHA also works with donors to ensure sufficient and principled funding for humanitarian response in Syria in line with the strategic, thematic and geographical priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan.
OCHA coordinates effective and principled humanitarian action, advocates the rights of people in need, promotes preparedness and prevention and facilitates sustainable solutions. OCHA continues to invest in digitizing its data and information management tools and reports.
The 4Ws Presence dashboard helps organizations identify potential partners and provides a snapshot of an on-going response.
The 4Ws Response dashboard provides specialized information which can be used to help responders ask more informed questions, in addition to feeding into analysis of a response, and identify areas of overlap/gap such as need versus response and need versus funding analysis.
Information graphics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.