IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis 8 - 21 July 2014
Syria: IOM successfully reached the besieged area of Madamiyet Elsham as well as affected areas in the eastern and northern parts of Madamiyeh in Rural Damascus and assisted around 25,000 displaced and affected individuals through the provision of 5,000 hygiene kits.
Iraq: IOM distributed 32 In-Kind Grants (IKG) for Syrian refugees living in Darashakran Camp, Erbil. Since the beginning of the crisis, 1,635 individuals have benefitted from IOM’s livelihood assistance.
Jordan: Between 8 to 21 July, IOM immunized 827 newly arrived Syrian refugees against polio and 810 refugees against measles. Additionally, 1,964 Syrian refugees were screened for tuberculosis and five new cases were identified.
Lebanon: Two charter flights left from Beirut for Germany with 249 Syrian refugees on board. The refugees are being received as part of the German Government’s Humanitarian Admissions Programme, through which a total of 3,600 Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon have been resettled since 11 September 2013.
Turkey: IOM chaired a meeting on mental health and psychosocial support in Turkey for the Syria crisis response, bringing together 19 organisations.
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