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20 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

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• In April, UNICEF supported national efforts to prevent and address child marriage. Together with the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services, UNICEF trained more than 600 staff from the Ministry of Interior, who play a key role in the immediate response to child marriage cases.

24 Apr 2019 description
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  • In March, 404,610 children received a payment from the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Programme for Syrians and Other Refugees. The total number of refugee children who have benefitted from the CCTE to date is 494,620, including 1,324 out-of-school children enrolled in the Accelerated Learning Programme.

26 Mar 2019 description
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• In February, UNICEF supported the Turkish government’s efforts to prevent and address child marriage, with a focus on capacity building. Approximately 460 staff and service providers from the government, armed forces, women’s shelters and violence prevention centres were trained on how to better identify and respond to child marriage cases.

01 Mar 2019 description
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• At the start of 2019, Turkey continues to host the largest registered refugee population in the world with over 4 million refugees and asylumseekers registered, of whom over 1.7 million are children.

01 Feb 2019 description
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Highlights

• By the end of 2018, more than 645,000 Syrian and other refugee children were enrolled in Turkish public schools and temporary education centres across the country – a five per cent increase over the previous school year. Over 47,000 young Syrian and Turkish children were enrolled in early childhood education.

• The Conditional Cash Transfer for Education for refugee children expanded significantly in 2018, from 188,500 children enrolled in January to nearly 411,000 in December.

20 Dec 2018 description
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Highlights

• The number of refugee children enrolled in schools continued to increase in November from over 640,000 to over 650,000 as a result of ongoing efforts and outreach by the Ministry of National Education and UNICEF.

• UNICEF completed the distribution of school bags and stationery kits to vulnerable students in over 20 provinces, reaching over 800,000 since the start of the school year in September.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

29 Nov 2018 description
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  • Net enrolment of refugee students for the 2018-2019 school year grew from 615,000 in September to over 640,000 in October. UNICEF distributed school bags and stationery kits to more than 500,000 refugee and Turkish students in 23 provinces, and is working closely with the government and partners to increase enrolment and expand access.

25 Oct 2018 description
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Close to 4 million refugees Turkey continues to be home to the world’s largest refugee population.

Key locations

Almost 50 percent of all refugees in Turkey are registered in four key provinces: Gaziantep, Hatay,
Istanbul and Sanliurfa.

Youth refugees

Approximately one million refugees in Turkey are aged between 15 and 24, of which 60 percent are male.

Working with Partners and Public Institutions

25 Sep 2018 description
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Highlights
- As of August, the child protection component of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education programme for refugees – designed to identify enrolled children’s protection concerns and facilitate their access to specialized services – reached nearly 44,000 children in 15 provinces.
- Together with the Southeast Anatolia Administration and the Development Foundation of Turkey, UNICEF organized 17 circuses in host communities in Şanlıurfa and Mardin to promote social cohesion and youth participation.

12 Sep 2018 description

Close to 4 million refugees Turkey continues to be home to the world’s largest refugee population.

Key locations Almost 50 percent of all refugees in Turkey are registered in four key provinces: Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul and Sanliurfa.

Youth refugees Approximately one million refugees in Turkey are aged between 15 and 24, of which 60 percent are male.

Working with Partners and Public Institutions

21 Aug 2018 description
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Highlights

  • In July, UNICEF and the Ministry of National Education raised the monthly incentive rate for approximately 13,000 Syrian volunteer education personnel by nearly 25% to 1,603 Turkish Lira – matching the Turkish minimum wage and providing a much-needed financial boost for them and their families.

  • Over 313,000 refugee children received a Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) payment for attending school regularly in preceding months – a 15% per cent increase over the previous payment in May.

20 Jul 2018 description
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Highlights

• Over 600,000 refugee children are now enrolled in formal education across Turkey (94% of target); of these, more than 356,600 refugee children have benefitted from a UNICEF-supported conditional cash transfer for education payment (110% of target).

• More than 109,000 refugees and migrants have accessed UNICEFsupported protection spaces across the country (73% of target), and over 34,000 children are participating in structured psychosocial support programmes (43% of target).

25 Jun 2018 description
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Highlights

• In May, UNICEF signed key partnerships with government and NGO partners to expand access to education and child protection services, including targeted interventions to prevent and respond to child marriage and child labour.

• Over 272,000 refugee children benefitted from a conditional cash transfer for education (CCTE) payment in May for attending school regularly in preceding months. To date, over 356,600 refugee children have received at least once CCTE payment since the programme’s launch in May 2017.

22 May 2018 description
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• In April, UNICEF signed key partnerships with the central and local authoritiesto provide refugee children with protection services, ensure the rights of children in contact with the law, and expand targeted socioeconomic, educational and psycho-social services for child workers.

24 Apr 2018 description
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• In March, UNICEF renewed critical partnerships with the Ministry of National Education and the Turkish Red Crescent Society to sustain and expand the delivery of essential educational and protection services to vulnerable refugee and migrant families across Turkey.

• UNICEF supported the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) to develop minimum standards for protecting child rights, including the application of codes of conduct for staff working with children in camps, reception centres and removal centres.

20 Mar 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Over 300 temporary education centres (TECs) in 21 provinces received financial support to cover essential maintenance costs, ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment for more than 188,400 refugee students.

  • UNICEF and NGO partner ASAM expanded the scope of their partnership to reach over 165,000 refugees and migrants with essential child protection and psychosocial support (PSS) services in 2018.

26 Feb 2018 description
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• UNICEF conducted a five-day training on Adolescent and Youth Resilience to support the provision of quality psychosocial support services for children and youth between age 14 and 20.

• UNICEF, in collaboration with Ministry of National Education (MoNE), completed the first phase of the “Promoting Gender Equality in Education (PGEE)” programme producing a gender-sensitive and gender-specific activity booklet for 9th and 10th grade students and raising school standards for gender-equality.

29 Jan 2018 description
report Shelter Cluster

INTRODUCTION & RATIONALE

An objective of the Global Shelter Cluster WG on Settlement Based approaches in Urban Areas is to contribute to building a body of knowledge to promote and improve the application of settlement based approaches in humanitarian response.

This initial collection of case studies represents one vehicle the WG is using to further the discussion on settlement based approaches.