242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
• June witnessed a significant escalation of conflict across Syria and the subsequent pattern of new and deepening humanitarian needs could continue and even intensify through July unless Geneva talks regain traction.
• In Syria in June UNICEF reached around 96,690 people in seven besieged areas and more than 279,600 people in 38 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving and critical services.
• The cross-border round of the nation-wide immunization campaign is ongoing in Syria and as of June reached around 722,000 children.
WHO delivered 45 medical devices to fully equip the hospital in Suruc Refugee Camp, which currently accommodated around 28 thousand people.
IOM continues with its support to DWWT – Primary Health Care Center in Istanbul / Fatih.
By Lucia Sconosciuto
New financing to improve local services and support for small firms in refugee hosting communities
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has moved to the next stage of its refugee response plan that aims to strengthen the economies of Jordan and Turkey as they deal with the influx of millions of people displaced by the conflict in Syria.
So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.
Trends of Sea Arrivals
By Berkay Mandiraci
The failed coup attempt on 15 July 2016 has focused renewed attention on Turkey’s military and security apparatus at a time when violence is already high.
Exactly one year ago, on the afternoon of 20 July 2015, an Islamic State (IS) suicide bombing tore through the majority Kurdish town of Suruç in south-eastern Turkey, killing 33 and injuring over 100 people, mostly young activists en route to support reconstruction efforts in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.
265 micro, small and medium enterprises supported so far this year in Lebanon
In Lebanon, 265 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and cooperatives were supported so far this year. 2,875 targeted vulnerable people working on public infrastructure/environmental assets were upgrades, while 5,205 people have been targeted, trained and/or provided with marketable skills and services.
73% of targeted beneficiaries have access to adequate drinking water, however sustained support is required
Across Iraq, 96,290 Syrian refugees living in 10 camps continued to benefit from routine access to water, sanitation and hygiene services, while 17,967 Syrian Refugee children in camp schools and child-friendly spaces (CFS) continued to benefit from access to functional latrines. Some 13,251 refugees in urban, peri-urban and rural areas were assisted with WASH services since January 2016.
Almost 27,000 households have received shelter assistance across the region this year
In Lebanon, 820 persons have benefitted from shelter assistance during the month of May in the governorates of Bekaa, Baalbeck-El Hermel, Akkar and the North. In the South, Mount Lebanon and the metropolitan areas of Tripoli and Beirut, substandard buildings sheltering 3,000 to 4.000 persons are rehabilitated every month.
Over 100,000 households receive regular, emergency or sector-specific cash assistance so far in 2016
In Jordan, USD 8,240,034 worth of regular cash and non-food item (NFIs) were provided by the Basic needs working group to vulnerable beneficiaries from refugees and host Communities.
More than 1 million primary health care consultations since January 2016
In Iraq, over 27,450 consultations were conducted in primary health centres (PHC). The consultation rate in camps is 3.7 visits per person per year. In Domiz 1 camp, Duhok Governorate, mental health and non-communicable disease activities are being handed over to the Dohuk Department of Health (DoH). 3RP partners will provide support to the DoH to run these two activities.
Almost 695,000 targeted children enrolled in formal education this year
In Turkey, around 324,000 children are enrolled in schools. During this month education partners held a two-day workshop which will inform the development of a roadmap to increase access for out-of-school children. 12,252 Syrian volunteer teachers received incentives, exceeding the 2016 target by nearly 19 per cent.
Over 2 million individuals are now receiving food assistance
In Egypt, food voucher distributions reached 64,000 people including Syrian and Palestinian refugees from Syria. The Egypt Vulnerability Assessment for Refugees (EVAR) is ongoing, with 1,600 households visited to date.
These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2016, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.69 million refugees by end-2016.