- UNICEF Turkey Humanitarian Situation Report - January 2017
- UNHCR Turkey Operational Update October - December 2016
- ICG: Turkey’s Refugee Crisis: The Politics of Permanence, Europe Report N°241 , 30 Nov 2016
Appeals & Funding
- UNHCR Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan for Europe (January to December 2017)
- 3RP Regional Strategic Overview 2017-2018
- Turkey: 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2016-2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017-2018: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
- European Union Facility for Refugees in Turkey
HeRAMS (Health Resources Availability Mapping System) is a standardized approach supported by a software-based platform that aims at strengthening the collection, collation and analysis of information on the availability of health resources and services in humanitarian context. It aims to address the needs/gaps expressed by the health cluster on coordination and management by providing timely, relevant, and reliable information.
Switzerland - IOM reports that 13,924 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 22 February, with over 75 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece and Spain. This compares with 105,427 through the first 53 days of 2016.
The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan covering the period January to December 2017 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications
- 3RP Requirements: $4,688,476,639
- Funding received: $154,444,141
- % funded: 3%
1,599.0 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,329 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018
142.5 M contributions received, representing 9% of requirements
1,456.6 M funding gap for the Syria situation
All figures are displayed in USD
According to the Ministry of National Education, in January 499,843 refugee children (252,735 girls, 247,108 boys) were enrolled in temporary education centres and public schools across the country.
Almost 1,400 refugees and migrants made the dangerous sea journey to Greece in January – the lowest numbers seen since the UN and Turkish authorities began reporting on the crisis in 2015.
Brussels, 22 February 2017
Dear European leaders,
We, the undersigned non-governmental organisations, are deeply concerned with the direction of the EU-Libya policy as outlined in the Commission Communication on the Central Mediterranean (25.01.17) and reaffirmed in the conclusions of the Malta Summit (03.02.17) and the Council Conclusions (06.02.17), aiming to stop migratory movements through Libya.
The UNESCO Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the North-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas (ICG/NEAMTWS) was formed in response to the tragic tsunami on 26 December 2004, in which over 250 000 lives were lost around the Indian Ocean region. After about 10 years, four Tsunami Watch Providers (TWPs) have been established: Turkey, Greece, Italy and France.
Turkey hosts more than 2.8 million Syrian refugees, including one million displaced Syrians between the ages of 18 and under. Syrians make up nearly 95% of the total population in Kil is province, and nearly a quarter of the total population in Hatay and Şanlıurfa provinces.
Syrians fleeing conflict and violence and insecurity are being internally and externally displaced. This map identifies IDP sites in Syria, official refugee camp locations in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as areas in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq where sizable concentrations of Syrians are living in urban areas. It also shows numbers of externally displaced Syrians reported in the neighboring countries, as well as in Egypt and North Africa with charts to illustrate numbers of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and living in camps or outside camps.
The trend of increased numbers of refugees and migrants on the Central Mediterranean route continues in 2017 - more than 80 per cent of all sea arrivals during the first 6 weeks of the year were registered in Italy.
Major risks confronted by refugee and migrant children and women along this route remain to be detention, extortion, gender-based violence, abuse, exploitation and drowning at sea.
"The kids love the concept that they're talking to a television"
By Adela Suliman
LONDON, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a university graduate, Korvi Rakshand wanted nothing more than to help break the cycle of poverty in his native Bangladesh by teaching children on the margins of society.
He rented a single room in a slum for his lessons and provided half a kilo of rice a day to parents as a way of encouraging them to send their children to class.
Syria Crisis: Digital support for schools at the heart of the conflict
For over 6 years, Syrian children have been going through the worst humanitarian crisis in the modern world, to such an extent that its consequences go far beyond the country's frontiers. As the civil unrest continues to shake Syria, more and more children have no choice but to abandon their schooling. Whilst many have sought refuge outside of the country, over 30% (representing some 1.75 million children) remain out-of-school within Syria.
2016 Key Figures
1: Turkey is the top refugee-hosting country in the world
28,901: Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement (since 1 January 2016)
15,140: Refugees counselled on the work permit regulation by UNHCR and partners (Since March 2016)
24,703: Non-Syrian refugees and asylum seekers with specific needs identified by UNHCR and referred for assistance (since 1 January 2016)
32,047: Refugees and asylum-seekers received counselling from UNHCR Ankara (since 1 January 2016)