Program Updates | Syria

Last updated: December 26, 2019

December 26, 2019

Khalid is a farmer in the Hasaka Governorate of northeast Syria. The primary breadwinner for his family, he long hoped to build a small greenhouse on his land so he could grow summer crops, but he did not have the money. Khalid’s options were limited, until he learned about an opportunity for agricultural training and small grants from USAID’s Advancing Agricultural Markets in Syria (AAMS) program, implemented by the Near East Foundation. He applied, hoping the support would allow him to build his greenhouse.

September 17, 2019

With USAID support, the Deir-ez-Zor Civil Council (DCC) rehabilitated a critical power station and transmission lines, restoring power to six large towns and 19 villages in the governorate. As a result, around 150,000 people now receive power from the grid for the first time in several years.

May 23, 2019

Northeast Syria’s critical infrastructure was severely damaged after years of armed conflict and ISIS occupation.

Now, with the support of U.S. Agency for International Development’s Syria Essential Services II project, local authorities are restoring services for their communities while planning for the future. 

May 7, 2019

Two years after war-ravaged Raqqa’s liberation from ISIS, the lights are coming back on in one of Syria’s largest cities.

Local Syrian engineers restored power recently to over 200,000 people in Raqqa, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development.