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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Crisis (March 2015)

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  • Syria: During the reporting period, over 319,000 individuals were reached through provision of season-appropriate NFIs, shelter kits and/or WASH assistance from Damascus, Turkey and Jordan.

  • Jordan: On 24 March, IOM’s TB team worked with WHO and the Ministry of Health to celebrate World TB day. WHO produced Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials including T-shirts and posters which IOM distributed in Ramtha-King Abdullah Park, Mafraq, Za’atri and Azraq Camp.

  • Iraq: Since the beginning of the Syrian Crisis, IOM has transported over 100,000 Syrian refugees from border areas to and in-between camps. In March 2015, seven beneficiaries in Gawer Gosik camp received enhancement of livelihood services for pre-existing female accessories businesses, a new form of service that is similar to a small in-kind grant.

  • Turkey: IOM finalized an assessment in Hatay province, assessing over 1,100 Syrian households’ living conditions concentrated in the villages of Kirikhan and in the urban and rural areas of Hassa.

  • Lebanon: In March, IOM Lebanon expanded its livelihoods activities. IOM is now partnering with FAO to involve 450 Lebanese returnees in ongoing projects to support agricultural livelihoods, building on earlier livelihoods interventions targeting returnees and vulnerable host communities mainly in Bekaa region.

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