Update No. 10: Syria Regional Refugee Response Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey (21 June 2012)
This weekly update provides a snapshot of the United Nations and its partners’ response to the influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. The response is led by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and is undertaken in full coordination with host Governments. This report covers the period from 14 June to 21 June 2012. The next update will be issued on Thursday, 28 June 2012.
The total number of assisted Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached 92,003 persons this week. This marks an increase of 5,605 persons from the previous week, representing the highest increase in refugee numbers in one week since the outset of the crisis. The total number of Syrian refugees registered in these countries stands at 86,293 persons, with 32,134 having crossed into Turkey, 27,780 to Lebanon, 26,371 to Jordan and 5,718 to Iraq over the past week.
Mr. Antóntio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, visited Jordan on 14 June, where he had high level meetings with Government officials, visited the Syrian refugee transit sites and inaugurated the new UNHCR ICT regional hub in Amman that was outposted from Geneva HQs.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) started distributing shelter tool kits to eighteen families in North Lebanon to enable basic rehabilitation of their homes.
The Residency Directorate in Dohuk, Iraq, began the process of granting 6 months temporary residence to Syrian refugees living in Domiz camp.