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Syrian Refugees Inter-Agency Regional Update, January 2016

Situation Report
Originally published



  • 4.7 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighbouring countries and North Africa
  • 1.8 million Syrian refugees with updated registration records including iris scan enrollment
  • 647,098 Children (5-17 years old) enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary) in 2015
  • 138,423 Households received core relief items in-kind in 2015
  • 87,232 Households outside of camps received assistance for shelter or shelter upgrades in 2015

3RP 2015 FUNDING - USD 4.5 billion (agency total requirements requested for 2015, not including government funding) Funded61% Gap39%


  • USD 4.55 billion total funding requirements
  • 4.7 million registered Syrian refugees (Projected December 2016)
  • 4 million members of host communities - direct beneficiaries targeted

Highlights – January 2016

United Nations agencies appeal for nearly USD 8 billion for 2016 to help 22.5 million people inside Syria and across the region

  • With Syria's war heading towards a 6th year and with no end to the conflict in sight, UN humanitarian and development agencies on 12 January appealed to member states for USD 7.73 billion in vital new funding for 2016 to help 22.5 million people in Syria and across the region. The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2016 amounting to USD 4.55 billion aims to support 4.7 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries by the end of 2016 as well as 4 million people in communities hosting them. The 2016 Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) calls for nearly USD 3.2 billion to provide humanitarian support and protection to 13.5 million people in Syria. The Plan focuses on saving lives, improving humanitarian access, enhancing protection and supporting long-term resilience for the most vulnerable communities.

For further information on the 3RP and Syria HRP visit http://www.3rpsyriacrisis.org/ and https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/system/files/documents/files/2016_hrp_syrian_arab_republic

A joint appeal issued to end the suffering in Syria

  • On 21 January, more than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a powerful joint appeal, urging people around the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria, where the war is approaching its sixth brutal year. It seeks unimpeded and sustained access for humanitarian organizations to bring immediate relief to all those in need inside Syria. It also calls for humanitarian pauses and unconditional, monitored ceasefires to allow food and other urgent assistance to be delivered to civilians, vaccinations and other health campaigns, and for children to return to school. Read the appeal here: https://medium.com/@UNICEF/an-appeal-to-end-the-suffering-in-syria-44d803e494b#.kumdu1uaj