Update No.8: Syria Regional Refugee Response Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey (7 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 31 May to 07 June 2012. The next update will be issued on Thursday, 07 June 2012.
The total number of assisted Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached 81,383 persons this week. This marks an increase of 3,246 persons from the previous week. The total number of Syrian refugees registered in these countries stands at 72,933 persons.
Humanitarian agencies in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey are currently revising the Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP) due to the increase of numbers of refugees. The revised RRP will be presented to donors in Geneva on 28 June 2012.
The Jordan Health Aid Society (JHAS) has established a collaboration network with Syrian doctors currently in Jordan or abroad who would perform operations and provide specialist treatment to Syrian refugees.
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) provided 65 hosting families in the Bekaa in Lebanon with coupons enabling them to renovate their houses.
Very few refugee children in the Bekaa have enrolled in schools because of their late arrival to Lebanon.
Arrangements are in place to launch a summer education plan for 175 Syrian refugee children in Iraq.