Hard lessons: delivering assistance in government-held areas of Syria

Publication date: 15 July 2020
Authors: Daniel Gorevan, Matthew Hemsley, Rachel Sider

Delivering a principled humanitarian response in Syria from Damascus is a continuous challenge. There are numerous barriers to engaging with and responding to the needs of conflict affected Syrians. 

This paper explores the lessons learned by the Norwegian Refugee Council and Oxfam in more than ten years of combined operational experience from Damascus which can inform and improve the overall aid response in Syria.