Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 26 September - 2 October 2013

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 02 Oct 2013

This update provides a snapshot of the inter-agency regional humanitarian response in full coordination with host Governments and 126 partners across the region. Published weekly on Thursday, the next update will be available on 10 October 2013.

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Member States of UNHCR’s Executive Committee acknowledged that international aid to Syrian refugee-receiving countries has been vastly insufficient in comparison with the needs and called for massive support to alleviate the burden on host Governments at a high-level meeting in Geneva on the Syria humanitarian crisis that concluded 1 October.

  • A Director-level strategic planning meeting for the 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP) was held on 26 September in Amman, Jordan. Twenty-nine organizations were represented, including ten UN agencies, IOM, four national and 14 international NGOs. The aim of the meeting was to bring together the key partners at a senior level to confirm the strategic parameters to guide the preparation of the RRP6.

  • UNHCR has been informed that the Government of Turkey will establish additional Coordination Centres to register non-camp Syrian refugees. The centres will utilize registration software that have a module for finger printing and cross-checking within the registered database to avoid multiple registrations of the individuals.

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Food insecurity coping mechanisms of Syrian refugees, p.2

  • Lebanon: Increase in refugee evictions noted in September, p.3

  • UNFPA: providing sexual and reproductive health services and awareness, p.3

  • Assistance for non-camp refugees in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, p.4

  • Egypt: increase in illegal departures to Europe, p.4