- IFRC: Turkey: Recent Developments of the Population Movement Response - Information Bulletin n° 1
- OCHA: Turkey/Syria: Flash Update - Developments in Aleppo Governorate (as of 8 Feb 2016)
- ACAPS Briefing Note - Syria: Displacement in Aleppo, 7 Feb 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 2015 PDF XLS
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
1 . The leaders of Germany, Kuwait, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United Nations have today hosted the “Supporting Syria & the Region 2016” Conference in London, bringing together over 60 countries, international organisations, business, civil society, Syrians and people affected by the conflict to agree a comprehensive new approach on how we respond to this protracted crisis, building on the 2014 Berlin Conference and the three Kuwait Pledging Conferences.
Arrivals and Departures: Only 3% of the more than one million people arriving to Italy and Greece in 2015 were relocated across the EU as refugees, or returned to their countries of origin, according to figures released by the European Commission on 10 February.
Condition of People: On the Island of Samos, nine persons remain detained for reasons of irregular entry at the Vathy Police Station.
Deaths at Sea: None reported.
As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.
Syria: IOM reached over 24,000 most vulnerable men, women, and children with winterization support in Rural Damascus, Tartous, Damascus, and Hama with 18,855 thermal blankets and clothing kits. From its cross-border hub in Jordan, IOM began distribution and instalment of 1,000 shelter kits, as well as distribution of olive pit bricks for 1,000 households as part of the winterization response.
NATO Defence Ministers agreed that NATO will provide support to assist with the refugee and migrant crisis on Thursday (11 February 2016). “The goal is to participate in the international efforts to stem the illegal trafficking and illegal migration in the Aegean,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
NRC is concerned for the thousands of civilians at the border of Turkey, as the humanitarian situation worsens. We are currently working around the clock to provide internally displaced Syrian families with tents and emergency aid.
“Tens of thousands of civilians, who have survived several years of war, are now giving up all hopes for a future in Syria. We have hardly seen a more dramatic escalation of the conflict than what we are witnessing now,” says Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the NRC.
Brussels, 10 February 2016
Managing the Refugee Crisis: Commission reports on implementation of EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan
Arrivals and Departures: Fluctuations in the number of arrivals to different Greek Islands compared to previous trends were observed, particularly with an increase of arrivals to the island of Chios.
Planning and Preparation: The Refugee Coordinator of the Austrian Federal Government, Christian Konrad, started a fundraising campaign together with the Austrian Red Cross and a wellknown advertising agency with the aim to collect money for additional housing for asylum-seekers. One house for up to 40 asylum-seekers (with flats for up to 5 persons each) amounts to EUR 500,000. The campaign is also supported by most of Austrian media.
45,000 Caught Between Aleppo Fighting and Border
(Istanbul) – Turkey should allow Syrians at its border fleeing the fighting in and around Aleppo to seek protection in Turkey, Human Rights Watch said today. Forcing people to remain in a war zone, where they risk death and injury, is no solution to the challenge of protecting Syrians fleeing their country.
Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Wednesday 2/10/2016 - 13:19 GMT
by Stuart WILLIAMS
Turkey's coastguard said on Wednesday it had rescued a Syrian refugee who clung on alone for several hours to a sinking boat for his life after it went down while seeking to cross the Aegean Sea to Greece.
The coastguard released dramatic footage of the incident Monday when Syrian refugee Pelen Hussein was picked up by rescuers off the Turkish port of Edremit in the western Baliksehir region.
Around 13.5 million people are dependent on emergency aid
+++ Update (February 2016) 90.000 Syrian people flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies. Huge crowds of refugees, mainly women and children, have been forced to wait at the Turkish border crossing, which remains closed. Near Azaz Humanitarian Aid Organizations set up refugee camps. Welthungerhilfe as well immediately started to help these refugees around Azaz through distribution of tents and stoves. Further activities are planned. +++
6 million children (under 18) are in need of humanitarian assistance
2.8 million displaced Syrian children (under 18)
Over 2.1 million children (5-17 years) are out of school inside Syria
2 million children are living in hard to reach areas; over 200,000 children are living in locations designated as besieged
The United Nations documented over 1,600 cases of grave child’s rights violations
10 February 2016 – The World Health Organization welcomes the unprecedented support shown by countries participating in the "Supporting Syrians and the Region Conference" in London on 4 February, during which more than US$ 10 billion was pledged to provide humanitarian aid to people affected by the Syrian crisis over the coming 5 years.
225 tents and a mobile medical center erected in no man’s land
Summary Report from private sector and civil society roundtable, 21st January 2016
Thousands of families, fleeing the violent attacks and air strikes in the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region in the NW of Syria, crossed through the Turkish border, in an operation coordinated by AFAD.
February 3, 2016, Hatay / Recent attacks on the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region of Syria, forced thousands of Syrian Turkmens and Arabs to sought refuge in Yamadi, near the Yayladagi border of Turkey.
Geneva/ Ankara, 9 February 2015 – UNHCR expresses its gratitude for the generosity shown by the Turkish authorities and people towards the Syrian refugees they have been hosting for the last five years. UNHCR appreciates that Turkey is continuing to give access to humanitarian and medical cases despite the increasingly complex situation in northern Syria.