Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 26 September - 2 October 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 02 Oct 2013

This update provides a snapshot of the inter-agency regional humanitarian response in full coordination with host Governments and 126 partners across the region. Published weekly on Thursday, the next update will be available on 10 October 2013.


  • Member States of UNHCR’s Executive Committee acknowledged that international aid to Syrian refugee-receiving countries has been vastly insufficient in comparison with the needs and called for massive support to alleviate the burden on host Governments at a high-level meeting in Geneva on the Syria humanitarian crisis that concluded 1 October.

  • A Director-level strategic planning meeting for the 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP) was held on 26 September in Amman, Jordan. Twenty-nine organizations were represented, including ten UN agencies, IOM, four national and 14 international NGOs. The aim of the meeting was to bring together the key partners at a senior level to confirm the strategic parameters to guide the preparation of the RRP6.

  • UNHCR has been informed that the Government of Turkey will establish additional Coordination Centres to register non-camp Syrian refugees. The centres will utilize registration software that have a module for finger printing and cross-checking within the registered database to avoid multiple registrations of the individuals.


  • Food insecurity coping mechanisms of Syrian refugees, p.2

  • Lebanon: Increase in refugee evictions noted in September, p.3

  • UNFPA: providing sexual and reproductive health services and awareness, p.3

  • Assistance for non-camp refugees in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, p.4

  • Egypt: increase in illegal departures to Europe, p.4