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DanChurchAid in Syria

The activities supported by DCA in Syria are focused on two of the global goals in DCA’s International Strategy: Save lives and build resilient communities

Main activities

Risk Education

The programme supports the delivery of Risk Education to boys, girls, men and women who either live or are planning to travel through/return to contaminated areas. This education enables them to make safer decisions and better protect themselves and their families from injuries and death related to the contamination.

Survey and Clearance

Survey of contaminated areas and the clearance of explosive hazards saves lives. It is an essential first step before any rehabilitation or reconstruction work can take place.

Market-Based Humanitarian Response

DCA provides cash to households unable to meet their most essential needs, this includes the distribution of monthly Cash for Food, the use of Multipurpose Cash as an emergency response, the distribution of Cash to meet Shelter and / or seasonal non-food needs, and community-based Cash for Work schemes.

 In-Kind NFI support

Where relevant, DCA also provides in-need families with in-kind support in order to meet essential nonfood needs. These items may include shelter materials, seasonal items to protect from extreme weather, or hygiene kits.

Psychosocial Support

DCA provides structured wellbeing activities for children in Community Spaces to improve the mental health of children, youth, and adults. The purpose of these activities is to increase psychological resilience and communities’ ability to heal following trauma and conflict.

DCA Syria in numbers

5 offices

216 employees (200 national and 16 international)

263,302 people benefitted from DCA’s activities in Syria in 2022

7,960,540 turnover 2022 (USD).


DCA operations in Syria are supported by Danida, European Union, USAID, Ministere De L’europe et Des Affaires Etrangeres, Church of Sweden, Austrian Development Agency, ITF.

Contact DanChurchAid in Syria

Country Director
Grant Pritchard