1.1 million Syrian refugees are registered or pending registration as of 13 March, 2013, exceeding the June population planning figure in the Regional Response Plan. Two years on, humanitarian response partners are grappling with limited funding to bring aid to growing numbers of people in need.
The regional refugee response is a coordinated effort with host Governments and over 60 national and international implementing and operating partners in five countries.
Host Governments and communities continue to display generosity and compassion in supporting the relentless influx of refugees, maintaining open borders and access to protection.
Camps and communities near the border in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq are struggling to accommodate the growing refugee population.
UNICEF and partners have assisted more than 300,000 refugee children with critical services including the provision of safe water, adequate sanitation, education, specialist care and protection from exploitation and abuse.