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Syria: 3RP Regional Quarterly Update - December 2015: Food Security

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REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

In Turkey, the food security sector continues to provide support to Syrian refugees in eleven camps, with monthly transfers to beneficiaries amounting to USD 3 million. In December, 3RP partners reached approximately 264,448 beneficiaries, bringing the total number of persons receiving food assistance to 774,914 and exceeding the planned end-of-year target by 25 per cent.

In Lebanon this month, the Food Security sector partners reached around 700,000 Syrian refugees, Palestine refugees from Syria and vulnerable Lebanese with food assistance. To expedite the identification of the most vulnerable households, 3RP partners also continue to work closely with the American University of Beirut to develop a desk-based targeting formula.

In Iraq, WFP reached a total of 50,548 beneficiaries with food vouchers in the nine camps in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The voucher transfer values in December were maintained at USD 19 per person for extremely food insecure families, and at USD 10 per person for moderately food insecure families. The transition from paper vouchers to SCOPE electronic vouchers in Darashakran and Kawergosk refugee camps is currently underway.

In December in Egypt, distributions and e-voucher uploads took place from 21 to 28 December in six governorates, with WFP reaching 59,970 Syrian refugees and Palestine refugees from Syria.

In Jordan, 3RP partners reached over 530,000 beneficiaries with food vouchers or other forms of food assistance. With the increase in refugee numbers at the border between Syria and Jordan, partners are providing ready to eat food to support refugees. Each ration covers a seven day period, and around 34,000 parcels have been resourced in December. This is enough for a two week response for 17,000 beneficiaries. 3RP partners continue to work closely together with the Government of Jordan to scale up the humanitarian response and to meet the needs of refugees.