Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian refugees - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 5-11 September 2013
A first group of 107 highly vulnerable Syrian refugees will be temporarily relocated from Lebanon to Germany under a Humanitarian Admissions Programme.
The European Commission adopted new funding this week for a total of €58 million (US$ 77 million) to address medium and longer-term needs of both refugees from Syria and Lebanese host communities, in particular through supporting childhood and education services, enhancing basic infrastructure and promoting economic recovery.
Due to rapidly evolving concerns about the potential escalation in people leaving Syria, humanitarian response partners have re-examined contingency plans in neighbouring countries and are preparing for an immediate response in the event of a sudden refugee influx.
Over 60,000 refugees have arrived and been placed in nine temporary and permanent refugee camps and transit centres across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq since 15 August.