Syria Regional Refugee Response Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey (3 August 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 28 July to 3 August 2012. The next update will be issued on 10 August 2012.
GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS -
The Syrian refugee population in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Turkey has currently reached 131,649. This shows an increase of about 4,312 Syrian refugees during the last seven days.
A steady stream of Syrians from Homs, Damascus, Dara'a and Aleppo continued to arrive in Lebanon.
The newly established Za`atari camp in Jordan is now open and started receiving Syrian refugees.