- ICG: Turkey’s Refugee Crisis: The Politics of Permanence, Europe Report N°241 , 30 Nov 2016
- Turkey: UNHCR Thematic Update - 2016/17 Winter Assistance External Update, 24 Nov 2016
- Turkey: UNHCR Thematic Update - Capacity Building External Update, Nov 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Turkey: 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2016-2017
- Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Europe - Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkans Route (Jan-Dec 2016)
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
- European Union Facility for Refugees in Turkey
584.0 M required for 2016
249.6 M contributions received, representing 43% of requirements
334.5 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response
The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016
RRP requirements: $669,867,115
Funding received: $449,761,670
% funded: 67%
"People are arriving here exhausted, hungry and thirsty and often in need of urgent medical attention.” Riccardo Sansone" Oxfam’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Serbia*
A global displacement crisis
More than 65 million people around the world are now officially displaced from their homes – the highest figure recorded by the United Nations since the Second World War.
In the past 6 years, since its outset in March 2011, the Syrian civil war has caused 11 million Syrians to flee their homes and seek refuge either internally or in neighboring countries.
Islahiye, Turkey – International Blue Crescent, IBC, operates a women solidarity center in Islahiye to help Syrian refugee women come to terms with displacement. Not only is this the only center in the region targeting to help women but IBC is the only NGO currently operating in the district.
To an outsider, the three story building with its small, colorful playground outside might not mean much but the testimonies of those inside tell a whole different story.
Turkey - IOM Turkey is on course to rehabilitate the accommodation of 250 Syrian families by 31 December 2016, under a pilot scheme in Sanliurfa province. The project, funded by the Norwegian government began in October and will conclude at the end of the year.
The project targets the most vulnerable families by conducting minor repair works on their homes to protect them from the elements and make life a little easier over the winter.
Sanliurfa, a province in southeast Turkey bordering Syria, hosts some 400,000 Syrians – almost 21 percent of the population.
arrivals by sea in 2016*
dead/missing in 2016
Trends of Sea Arrivals
Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016
MSF in Syria
Despite the extent of the crisis and people's needs, MSF is significantly constrained in its presence and medical activities in Syria, mainly due to insecurity but also due to a lack of agreements and authorisations. These constraints are as present today as they were a year and a half ago. To this date, the Syrian government has not granted us authorisation to work in the country.
UNHCR’s winter support programme for refugees and asylum seekers has so far delivered cards to over 28,700 vulnerable families, benefitting over 143,000 people in need. Each vulnerable family selected for the project has received a pre-loaded debit card with a value of between 600 and 900 Turkish Liras, which will help them go through the 2016/2017 Winter. This project is implemented in cooperation with UNHCR Turkey’s partners; IMPR, HRDF, Concern Worldwide and ASAM, and generously sponsored by the following UNHCR donors: USA, Germany, Canada, France, Japan and Lithuania.
Combined Europe Population Movement Operations Update Timeframe covered: August - November 2016
A. Situation overview - Highlights
Since the EU-Turkey agreement, sea arrivals to Greece have significantly dropped compared to 2015, but many migrants continue to reach Europe. Since the summer, there was a shift of sea arrivals to Italy, but every European country has been affected by the migration crisis which is the biggest one for the continent since the second World War.
Since the beginnings of the response operations to the European Refugee Crisis, relief items and support equipment have been sent to Austria, Serbia, Greece, and Turkey.
On November 17, 9 MSUs were delivered by road in Bruck an der Leitha (Austria) on behalf of the Austrian Government
By Fotini Rantsiou
On leave from the UN’s emergency aid coordination agency, OCHA, Rantsiou advises and reports on the refugee crisis in her native Greece. She is based on Lesvos.
347,709 arrivals by sea in 2016*
4,690 dead/missing in 2016*
Trends of Sea Arrivals
Turkey is under growing pressure from nearly three million Syrian refugees. To mitigate domestic tensions and spillover from regional conflicts, Ankara needs to develop, and find support for, new policies that open refugees’ routes to jobs, education and permanent legal status.