Syria Regional Refugee Response Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey (12 July 2012)
This weekly update provides a snapshot of the United Nations and partners’ response to the influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. The response is led by the UN Refugee Agency and is undertaken in full coordination with host Governments. This report covers the period from 5 to 12 July 2012. The next update will be issued on 19 July 2012.
The Syrian refugee population in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey is steadily growing. Currently, more than 110,000 Syrians are either registered or being assisted in neighboring countries, an increase of 7,000 compared to last week with as many as 1,000 Syrians fleeing across the border in one day.
The Jordanian Government has approved the establishment of a refugee camp in Za’atri in the event of a major influx and as a last resort measure.
According to the Turkish Government, three new sites will be established in Sanliurfa, Kilis and Gaziantep Governorates, upgrading the country’s hosting capacity to an additional 30,000 refugees.