Syria Crisis Bi-Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report - Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, 21 March 2013

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 21 Mar 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SYRIA: Some 450,000 people have been reached with safe water through continued reparation of urban and rural water supply systems in conflict-affected locations, including quick repairs and provision of spare parts and consumables for water pumps and generators. Meanwhile, as the security situation deteriorates, UNICEF Syria also faces funding shortfalls and urgently requires USD 3 million to cover immediate needs.

  • LEBANON: Funding shortages are constraining UNICEF’s ability to deliver WASH interventions in Lebanon. Partners have been identified with capacity to assist 29,000 beneficiaries should funding become available.

  • JORDAN: UNICEF Jordan is still struggling with a significant funding shortfall, having received only 19% of the US$ 57 million urgently required to support Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  • IRAQ: Under routine efforts 96% of children under–five years were reached with immunization coverage inside Al-Qaim camps 1-2.

  • TURKEY: UNICEF is delivering furniture and supplies to 48 classrooms in 2 recently built schools in Ceylanpinar and Akcakale camps. The supply of desks, chairs, cupboards, blackboards, and furnishing of the Principal’s office, will assist an estimated 3,552 children with access to learning.

  • REGION: Refugee flows continue to increase, with thousands of Syrians fleeing the country every day, according to UNHCR. A total 1,165,731 Syrians are registered or awaiting registration in neighbouring countries.