Syria + 4 more

IOM Regional Response to the Syria Crisis - 17 January 2012

Situation Report
Originally published


  • Syria: The Emergency Relief Coordinator declared Syria a Level-3 Emergency; efforts are underway to appoint a regional Humanitarian Coordinator to lead the response to the crisis for the next 3 months.

  • Jordan: IOM organized a visit of the border areas, a transit centre and Za’atri Camp for 17 foreign officials.

  • Lebanon: To date, IOM distributed a total of 11,699 rechargeable lamps, 141 diaper bags, 1,667 house cleaning kits, 15,776 shelter support items, 5,140 hygiene kits and 49,868 winter kits to 44,803 Syrian refugees and 39,489 Lebanese returnees.

  • Iraq: To date, IOM has distributed a total of 5,651 NFI kits to 25,488 Syrian refugees residing in camps; and 46 NFI packages to 265 Iraqi returnees. A 45,000-litre water tank has been installed in the Alkasek Camp in Ninewa.