- Building resilience in response to the Syria Crisis - A UNDP project compendium for partners
- Syrian Refugees Inter-Agency Regional Update 27 Apr - 10 May 2015
- IOM regional response to the Syria crisis (April 2015)
Appeals & Funding
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-2016: Turkey
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
April 2015 witnessed two major military campaigns in Idleb governorate, with Armed Opposition Groups (AOG) seizing control of Idleb city and Jisr al Shugur town leading to a further deterioration of security situation in the governorate. The impact on the civilian population has been drastic. An estimated number of 143,630 people ed Idleb city and its surroundings, of those 48,327 were displaced from Jisr-Ash-Shugur. The CCCM cluster has been instrumental in coordinating the humanitarian response, alongside OCHA and the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group.
Istanbul, 22 May 2015 – Disaster management experts attending the 4th International Disaster Management Conference visited the AFAD campus in Hasdal, Istanbul to receive information about the agency’s earthquake contingency plan.
The presentation, delivered by local representatives on site, concentrated on the effective use of communication technologies in disaster management including the development of DMR digital radio and VSAT satellite systems.
1.759.846 registered Syrian refugees as end of March 2015.
Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees continued to take place during April 2015 under the supervision of Ministry of Interior. By the end of April 2015, 1,759,546 Syrians were biometrically registered, reflecting an additional 18,172 individualsregistered during the reporting period.
UNICEF provides training to 6,500 Syrian volunteer teachers.
Together with Gaziantep University, WHO is in preparation to conduct Refugee Nurses Adaptation training (ReNAT).
NFI distribution for camps focused on Islahiye 2 and Suruc camps in April and continued in the Suruc area for Non-camp Refugees.
WFP is currently operating in 11 camps, providing food assistance for 152.000 Syrian refugees.
WFP continues to provide support to approximately 152,000 Syrians in 11 camps.
Monthly transfers to beneficiaries are approximately US$3.1 million.
6,750 beneficiaries received language training in Arabic, English and Turkish since the beginning of 2015.
Through its implementing partner; IOM turkey supported 1685 Syrian refugees to access vocational training.
Sofia, Bulgaria | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 17:52 GMT
Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey agreed on Monday to set up a common border police and customs centre to exchange information to combat a surge in illegal migration.
"This agreement guarantees closer cooperation of the three countries that face one and the same challenges... migration, organised crime and terrorism," Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said after a signing ceremony in Sofia.
Description of the emergency
Turkey’s initiatives at the regional and international level continue in order to ensure a rapid response to the tragedy of thousands of Rohingyas and Bengalis, who, as they were being taken from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Indonesia and Thailand by human traffickers, were stranded in the Andaman Sea in their boats.
In this context, we have pledged 1 million US dollars to the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to be used for humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas and Bengalis.
Gordon Brown explains the importance of providing education for young people in crisis situations. Credit: UN News Centre
21 May 2015 – The United Nations education envoy told journalists in New York today that “shocking figures” relating to the position of children in emergency situations underlined the need for a new humanitarian fund to ensure the education of millions of children.
Rule of Law Global Programme Annual Report 2014
The rule of law lies at the centre of the relationship between society and the state. Measures to establish or strengthen the rule of law are the basis for creating accountability among people as well as between citizens and their governments. Since 2008, UNDP has been a leader in supporting the rule of law in countries affected by crisis through its Global Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Crisis-Affected and Fragile Situations.
AFAD Chief reiterates Turkey’s commitment to helping people around the world at official ceremony.
Istanbul, 19 May 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), which coordinates Turkey’s response to humanitarian crises and disasters, delivered 4 tons of food and medical supplies to Nepal, where two major earthquakes claimed thousands of lives over the past month.
As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.
Civil unrest in Syria began in March 2011 and marked the advent of a refugee crisis which continues to gain momentum. The main receiving countries are Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and to a lesser extent, Egypt and Iraq. The operational environment is challenging and fast-changing. This is a complex regional crisis that combines massive refugee and internal displacements, complicated by competing and divided international, regional and national interests.
Approaching its fifth year, with no sign of a political solution in sight, the scale and complexity of the Syria crisis and the consequent population displacement have had an unprecedented impact on the countries in the region. The conflict in Syria has become the largest humanitarian, development and security crisis of our time.