The Sultanate of Oman is home to 4.6 million people, of which around a third are expatriates. The Sultanate of Oman National Search and Rescue Team (NSRT) is a 40 member team. The formulation of the team structure is consistent with The International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) guidelines to ensure adequate resources to operate independently at 1 site for a minimum of 7 days, as required by a medium Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team. All team members are employees of the Royal Oman Police (majority from the Directorate of Civil Defense) and Ministry of Defense. Oman host a small number of UN agency including UNFPA, UNESCO and UNICEF. The Sultanate’s total contribution to Syria from 2012 to 2015 is 52,053,249 ($23 million in 2014 and $17 million in 2015).

Government and Humanitarian partners

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) mainly performs its humanitarian and development coordination role through the Oman Charitable Organization.
  • Oman Charitable Organization (OCO)is the main humanitarian actor which was established in 1996. It runs projects both at home and overseas, with relief projects to China after the earthquakes. Since 2005 it has been active in bordering Yemen, running poverty-reduction, social justice and relief programmes in Al Mahra, Hadramout, Aden, Abyan and Sa’ada. Activities cover education, food, housing, drilling wells and supporting local community associations and refugees from nearby countries.
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