April 2015 witnessed two major military campaigns in Idleb governorate, with Armed Opposition Groups (AOG) seizing control of Idleb city and Jisr al Shugur town leading to a further deterioration of security situation in the governorate. The impact on the civilian population has been drastic. An estimated number of 143,630 people ed Idleb city and its surroundings, of those 48,327 were displaced from Jisr-Ash-Shugur. The CCCM cluster has been instrumental in coordinating the humanitarian response, alongside OCHA and the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group.
UNICEF provides training to 6,500 Syrian volunteer teachers.
During March, UNHCR conducted a number of focus group interviews with refugees across South East Turkey in order to better understand their needs and concerns. Direct engagement with refugees forms an important part of response planning in order to ensure that interventions are appropriate and address the immediate needs of refugee families.
By Ahmet İçduygu
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A new education centre for Syrian children was officially opened today in Turkey with the financial support of the EU Children of Peace initiative.
The education centre was built in the city of Kahramanmaraş by UNICEF, in partnership with the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority and the Ministry of National Education.
Once a sleepy border town, Reyhanli, Turkey, is now bursting with Syrian refugees, many of them school-age. More than half a million Syrian refugee children are out of school, and the education crisis is fueling an epidemic of early marriage, child labor and bleak futures.
"I just finished the 12th grade and I don't know what to do," says Abdullah Mustapha, a refugee from the Syrian town of Hama.
HARRAN, Turkey, April 2015 –UNICEF’s Child Friendly Spaces project is funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership with AFAD and in cooperation with the Turkish Red Crescent Society in all camps in Turkey to ensure that vulnerable Syrian children and youth have access to safe, participatory and inclusive education spaces and recreation activities.
Le matin du mercredi 18 mars, en présence des représentants du ministère de l’Éducation nationale turc, de l’Agence gouvernementale de gestion des catastrophes et de l’urgence (AFAD) ainsi que d’une foule joyeuse d’enfants et parents syriens, l’ambassadeur du Luxembourg en Turquie, Arlette Conzemius, et le représentant d’Unicef en Turquie, Philippe Duamelle, ont eu le plaisir d’inaugurer une nouvelle école à Nizip dans le Sud-Est de la Turquie qui accueille des enfants réfugiés syriens.
Supporting Syrian volunteer teachers with financial incentives continued both in camps and host communities. Currently UNICEF is supporting 2,954 teachers with incentives (84% of the number planned for 2015) – improving the quality of learning for about 123,000 Syrian refugee children. Distribution of education supplies also continues in Turkey. Since the beginning of the year, 12,989 children have received school supplies. Good progress has also been achieved in improving access of Syrian children to education opportunities.
By Jonathan Fowler
SENDAI, 14 March 2015 – Turkey has vowed to make all 80,000 of the country’s schools disaster-proof by 2018, senior officials told the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction today.
“Turkey pledges that by 2018, all schools in Turkey will be safe learning facilities,” said Fuat Oktay, the country’s Disaster and Emergency Management Director-General, speaking at the formal launch of the Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools (WISS).
Turkey is hosting more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees. Even though official registration allows refugees – of whom roughly 70% are women and children – to access primary education free of charge, around 100 000 children are out of school in Turkey. UNICEF, with EU Children of Peace funding, has established an incentive scheme for teachers to help provide quality education to refugee children.
"It was like a festival," says Raid Ramadan, a Syrian teacher now teaching Syrian refugees in Turkey.
This allocation paper is issued by the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (DRHC), in consultation with the Advisory Board of the HPF, to set the funding priorities for the 2015 1st Standard Allocation.
A total amount of USD 20 million is available for this allocation. This paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization.
This allocation paper also provides strategic direction and guidance for the allocation process.
Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Monday 26/1/2015 - 13:28 GMT
Turkey on Sunday opened its biggest-ever refugee camp to host thousands of Syrian Kurds who fled an onslaught on the town of Kobane by Islamist militants, Turkey's emergency management agency said.
The camp, located in the Turkish border town of Suruc, will initially house a relatively small number of refugees, but will eventually be able to accommodate up to 35,000 people, an official told AFP on Monday.
The overall protection and assistance response in Turkey is firmly run by the Government. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, Turkey established an efficient emergency response and declared a temporary protection regime for Syrian refugees, ensuring protection and assistance in 22 camps, set up by the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD).
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Provincial planning meetings held to increase access to education for refugees.