2013 Syrian Refugees at a Glance Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, February 2013

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

The dramatic increase in the number of refugees from the Syrian Arab Republic fleeing to neighbouring countries continues to require a large-scale response addressing the needs of refugees already present in host countries and new refugees who arrive in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. The coordinated Regional Response Plan for Syrian refugees (RRP) is appealing for US$ 1 billion to cover the needs of 1.1 million Syrian refugees in the region from 1 January to 30 June 2013.

Refugee response in numbers

  • 857,712 Syrian refugees have fled since 2012, including close to 300,000 new refugees identified since the start of 2013

  • Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt could host over 1.1 million Syrian refugees by June 2013 78% of refugees are women and children, 52% are children and 1 in every 5 refugee household is female-headed

  • 65% of refugees are living outside camps

  • 55 humanitarian partners working across 5 countries are requesting US$ 1 billion in funding for the first six months of 2013

  • 124,046 hygiene kits distributed in Lebanon

  • 29,365 Syrian refugee children registered in school in Jordan

  • 5,000 protection counseling sessions provided to refugees in Egypt

  • 53,963 Syrian refugees provided with heating fuel this winter in Iraq

  • 17 refugee camps and container sites built in 8 provinces in Turkey