In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$6.2 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.0 billion (16%), which leaves a shortfall of $5.2 billion (84%).
The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.65 billion (30%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.92 billion (70%).
LOS ANGELES/LONDON–On April 20, 2017, fifteen International Medical Corps staff members holding valid Turkish work permits were detained by Turkish authorities in Gaziantep. On April 25, four of the staff were deported back to their respective countries, but the remaining 11 staff – all Syrian nationals – remain in detention.
International Medical Corps is working with the Turkish government to secure the release of those staff still detained as soon as possible, and we continue to support our team members and their families during this very difficult time.
INTRODUCTION AND RATIONALE
Turkish authorities have detained 15 staff of a US NGO working on Syria relief operations – the latest in a series of moves restricting humanitarian aid groups in the country. Observers attribute the crackdown on foreign NGOs to a resurgence in Turkish nationalism and government concerns about Kurdish empowerment inside Syria.
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1599.4 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
393.8 M contributions received, representing 25% of requirements
1,205.6 M funding gap for the Syria Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
Between January and March 2017, one in four of the 29,758 refugees and migrants entered Europe by sea were children. During the same period of time, close to 25,000 children have claimed asylum in Europe, while around 24,600 remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.
The conflict in Syrian entered its 7th year in March, as the number of Syrian refugees in Turkey grew to nearly 3 million. The month also marked one year since the implementation of the EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement, which sharply curtailed the flow of refugees and migrants into Europe.
UNICEF established more than 100 pre-primary classrooms in 76 temporary education centres (TECs), providing increased access to early childhood education for over 7,500 Syrian and other refugee children aged 3-5.
In 2016, SAMS provided more than 3 million medical services, and expanded its programs to reach more Syrians and vulnerable populations.
2016 was a difficult and challenging year for SAMS. Our health workers braved besiegement, aerial attacks, and starvation, to continue caring for their communities, while our volunteers provided specialized care to displaced populations outside Syria.
577.9 M required for 2017
105.1 M contributions received, representing 18% of requirements
472.8 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response
All figures are displayed in USD
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191/2258/2332
Resolution 2332 [formerly 2258 (2015), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)] authorizes UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people in need in Syria. The Government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN Monitoring Mechanism oversees and confirms the humanitarian nature of consignments. The first UN shipment from Turkey started on 24 July 2014.
Hostilities between non-state armed opposition groups (NSAOGs), the Government of Syria and the Islamic State continued across Syria, with the exception of a significant reduction in fighting across the months of Feb – April, 2016 due to the ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ agreement brokered by the ISSG and the Humanitarian Task Force. As of early July, eastern districts in the city of Aleppo became effectively besieged by government of Syria forces, where some 250,000 – 275,000 people were in need.
In March, Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) payments reached 408,000 vulnerable refugees across Turkey. In total, over 250,000 family applications (over 1.2 million people) have been received and are being assessed. The innovative multi-purpose cash ESSN assistance scheme is funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and implemented by WFP, the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Turkish Red Crescent.
Save lives and restore livelihoods of conflict induced refugees and host communities.
Promote increased levels of food and nutrition self-sufficiency for Syrian refugees by creating income-generating activities to prevent negative or irreversible coping strategies.
Strengthen the knowledge base of Syrian refugees on quality and healthy diets during dire economic circumstances.