Syria Regional Refugee Response: Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey - 27 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, UN agencies, and NGO partners. This report covers the period from 20 to 27 July 2012. The next update will be issued on 3 August 2012.
The Syrian refugee population in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey has currently reached 127,337.
This shows an increase of about 7,719 Syrian refugees during the last seven days.
On July 26, a regional contingency planning meeting took place at the invitation of UNHCR with the participation of UN, NGO humanitarian partners with the objective of reviewing the emergency response capacity and plans for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey.
The total number of Syrian refugees has reached 38,883 with an observed increase of 2,794 refugees since last week.
Preparation work is ongoing in the newly established Za`atri camp, which is expected to accommodate a total of 113,000 individual refugees. The camp is located some 12km east of Mafraq border point.