Syria Situation Bi-Weekly update No. 36, 6 - 19 February 2013

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 19 Feb 2013 View Original

Syrian response in Iraq: highlights

  • A total of 94,743 Syrian refugees are now registered in Iraq
  • 800 new Syrians arrive daily, totaling 11,200 recorded in the KR; a 36 per cent increase since January
  • Domiz Camp is overcrowded and many tents are now hosting two families as a result of slow progress to establish new camps in the Kurdistan Region and the dramatic increase of new arrivals
  • Although Camp 3 is ready to accommodate 4,500 additional refugees, the Al Qa’im border remains closed for Syrians seeking asylum in Iraq with exceptions for emergencies and family reunification
  • There are 435 new Syrian voluntary returns from Al Qa’im, bringing the total to 2,078 individuals
  • The Kurdsat TV/UNHCR campaign received 735 tons of food & NFIs donated by the community for a total value of USD 1.5 million - distribution plans are being finalised; cash donations can still be made through the UNHCR bank account until January 2014