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SCHF 2022 First Reserve Allocation (RA1) – Allocation Strategy paper

The SCHF first Reserve Allocation aims to strengthen emergency preparedness addressing critical needs in northwest Syria in preparation of winter interventions, in accordance with the 6-month mandate of the UNSCR 2642. This allocation aims to strategically preposition supplies in northwest Syria allowing humanitarian partners to respond faster, better, and more efficiently. Complementing UN Agencies continuity and contingency planning, as well as requirements of the ICCG “Winterization and Flooding Preparedness and Response Plan”, the allocation will prioritize procurement and crossline delivery of winter items (winterized non-food items, tents), life-saving medical supplies to sustain primary and secondary health facilities, in addition to provision of cash and voucher assistance towards a timely winterization and emergency preparation and response. Due to a potential large scale cholera outbreak in the Whole of Syria (WoS) special focus will be provided to prepositioning core relief items for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Health, Food Security and Livelihoods and Nutrition, which could assist future longer-term cholera mitigation interventions. In anticipation of the WoS Cholera Preparedness and Response Plan this Reserve Allocation can provide additional support for WASH and Health interventions, following the strategic guidance and approval of the DRHC.

SCHF partner activities are expected to start in October, allowing assistance to be in place prior to the UNSCR vote; in this perspective, the allocation will prioritize the preselected organisations to provide the assistance, with an intended catalytic effect on the wider donor and humanitarian community.


Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
22 Sep 2022
Document type: 
Policy and Guidance
Humanitarian Financing