Syria situation update – 11/02/2013

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  1. Protection Co-ordination Response
  • Protection co-ordination and response in Syria for IDPs and conflict affected civilians has been established through the UNHCR led Protection/ Community Services Working Group. An Amman based inter-agency protection support group for Syria has been set up. The purpose of this group is to support the management of protection coordination on-going inside Syria.

  • On 24.01. 2013, a Senior Protection Cluster Coordinator arrived in Amman and was replaced by a longer term Senior Protection Coordinator on 28.01.2013, who is currently awaiting a visa for Syria.
    Representation for the Shelter Cluster and the Camp Co-ordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster has also been ensured.

  • At the Geneva level, a GPC co-ordination meeting was called on 17.01. 2013, to discuss the initial declaration of L-3 for Syria and map the response plans and capacity of all partners. UNHCR in its capacity as Cluster lead continues to provide Protection inputs to OCHA and other partners, especially in the context of the evolving situation. A coordinated strategy for protection response for Syria is being developed in consultation with AORs.