UNICEF Syria Crisis Sub-regional Situation Report - 18 June 2012
• The third high-level meeting of the Syria Humanitarian Forum took place in Geneva on 5 June 2012, with the participation of around 300 participants, including from member states, UN agencies and NGOs.
• 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.
• 77,199 registered refugees to date in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, over half of them children and adolescents (UNHCR, June 2012).
• In Jordan, UNICEF and partner Noor al-Hussein Foundation supported some 600 vulnerable Syrian children and family members with psychosocial activities in Ramtha.
• UNICEF Jordan, in collaboration with NGO partners and the Ministry of Education, will begin schoolbased remedial education classes and recreational activities this month, targeting 5,500 vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian children in 16 directorates.
• To date, more than 500 people, including about 70 children, have attended UNICEF-supported hygiene awareness sessions in transit facilities in Ramtha, Jordan.
• In Lebanon, teachers, facilitators and social workers were trained by UNICEF’s implementing partner Iqraa on a balanced literacy approach. The teachers are currently applying their learning in ten Summer Day Camps in the north and the Bekaa, aiming to reach 400 Syrian children in the next five weeks.
• The WASH assessments in Lebanon have been finalized and UNICEF expects the final reports this month. NGOs have already started developing proposals based on the preliminary findings.
• In Turkey, UNICEF procured 100 Early Childhood Development (ECD) Kits, 100 Recreational Kits and 150 tents (to serve as Child Friendly Spaces), expected to provide around 10,500 children with access to recreational, cultural and psychosocial activities.
• In Iraq, UNICEF and its partners established two Child Friendly Spaces that provide opportunities for recreational activities for around 125 Syrian children in the Domiz camp.