Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian refugees - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 5-11 September 2013

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 11 Sep 2013


  • A first group of 107 highly vulnerable Syrian refugees will be temporarily relocated from Lebanon to Germany under a Humanitarian Admissions Programme.

  • The European Commission adopted new funding this week for a total of €58 million (US$ 77 million) to address medium and longer-term needs of both refugees from Syria and Lebanese host communities, in particular through supporting childhood and education services, enhancing basic infrastructure and promoting economic recovery.

  • Due to rapidly evolving concerns about the potential escalation in people leaving Syria, humanitarian response partners have re-examined contingency plans in neighbouring countries and are preparing for an immediate response in the event of a sudden refugee influx.

  • Over 60,000 refugees have arrived and been placed in nine temporary and permanent refugee camps and transit centres across the Kurdistan Region of Iraq since 15 August.