In July 2014, in recognition of the increased operational complexity and scale of the Syria crisis, and the demands of the UN Security Council through S/RES/2139 and S/RES/2165 to allow humanitarian access and assistance across conflict lines and across borders, Under-Secretary General (USG) Valerie Amos established the CBPF in Turkey. The CBPF is coordinated by the DRHC under the leadership of the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (RHC) and managed by the OCHA office in Gaziantep.
In 2014 the CBPF focused primarily on expanding the delivery of assistance in Syria from Turkey.
Guided by the 2014 to 2015 Turkey Response Plan, the CBPF prioritised provision of flexible and timely resources to Syrian national NGO partners, thereby expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increasing humanitarian access, and strengthening partnerships with local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The CBPF aims to enable the delivery of humanitarian assistance by focusing on:
i) Supporting life-saving and life-sustaining activities;
ii) Filling critical funding gaps;
iii) Reaching populations living in hard-to-reach and besieged areas;
iv) Prepositioning stock and response capacities;
v) Expanding the delivery of assistance by partnering with Syrian organizations while investing on building their operational capacity;
vi) Supporting logistics and coordination services to increase the operational capacity, outreach and access of humanitarian partners.
In addition CBPF funds will invest in needs assessment activities and remote monitoring systems to increase the availability of critical information, as well as the transparency and accountability of aid delivery in a context of highly restricted access; and supporting emergent resilience and early recovery needs wherever possible.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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