FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Despite autumn dryness, above average cereal crop forecasted
New support programme for agricultural products starting in 2017
Slightly higher cereal imports forecast in 2017/18, exports expected to ease
Food inflation increases due to weaker Turkish Lira
Despite autumn dryness, above average crop forecasted
Overview of migrant situation in Turkey
According to the latest available gures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,3 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.
New report by Building Markets finds that Syrian-owned businesses create jobs and economic opportunities in Turkey
NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 –– A new study released today by the U.S.-based nonprofit organization, Building Markets, and its partner Syrian Economic Forum (SEF), finds that displaced Syrians in Turkey are drivers of entrepreneurship and job creation.
Muhanad, a surgeon in northern Syria, happened to be visiting his nephew not far from the town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April 2017. During the visit, he was called to a local field hospital that was receiving emergency cases of patients exposed to gas. He realized their symptoms weren’t what he was used to seeing with similar incidents. “More than 30 patients came in the afternoon,” he says. “They were in convulsions. That’s not a chlorine gas symptom.”
In Syria, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to several locations continued to be hampered due to ongoing or renewed hostilities. During May 2017, only three interagency convoys to Duma, Wadi Barada and Jirud in Rural Damascus took place, with UNICEF delivering multi-sectoral assistance to 42,000 people in need.
Izmir- Turkey, May 2017 (UNHCR)- Ahmed and his brother Omar have popped upstairs to their first floor apartment above the Syrian sweet store where they both work to talk to us. The two young fathers and their wives have in addition to their own brood of four kids, adopted their nephew and niece whose families did not survive an air attack in Aleppo last year.
The family left to Turkey almost a year ago.
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
578.0 M required for 2017
122.9 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements
455.1 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response
ISTANBUL — This U.N. World Refugee Day sees Turkey designated for the third consecutive year as the country that hosts the most refugees.While Ankara continues to stand by its policy of welcoming refugees, tensions within the country appear to be on the rise.
On Sunday, a factory dispute involving the factory owner and Syrian employees triggered rising hostilities between Syrians and Turks, along with violence that raged into the night in a suburb of the western city of Sakarya.
3 million Syrians in Turkey
UNICEF and the Government of Turkey launched the extension of the national Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) to promote attendance, reduce drop-out, and encourage enrolment for some 230,000 vulnerable refugee children. Over 56,000 Syrian children received their first payment on 31 May.
1,599.4 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,328 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018
489.3 M contributions received, representing 31% of requirements
1,110.1 M funding gap for the Syria Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 20 June 2017
Today, the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis adopted new projects totalling €275 million. These projects will support refugees and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, the Western Balkans, and Armenia.
AMMAN/BRUSSELS/NEW YORK, 20 June 2017 - On World Refugee Day, the European Union has renewed its commitment to a generation of children affected by the war in Syria. Through a donation of an additional €90 million, UNICEF will be able to provide critical services and support to vulnerable children and young people in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
The Shelter and NFIs Cluster, led by UNHCR and co-led by Global Communities, coordinates the efforts of 48 member organizations. The Cluster addresses the coordination of emergency Shelter and NFI needs and promotes household and community resilience. The Cluster supports people in need within displaced, hosting and non-displaced populations by ensuring that the different modalities of interventions (in-kind, non-conditional/conditional cash or voucher) abide by the do-not-harm principle.
“We and the Turkish doctors are working like brothers and sisters.” These are the words of Muhammed Attab, 1 of more than 3 million Syrian refugees now living in Turkey – the country with the highest number of refugees in the world. A doctor who fled his home in Aleppo more than 2 years ago, Muhammad did not know whether by leaving northern Syria he was also abandoning his profession and the career he had built in his home country.