29 February 2016
Period covered by this operation update: 5 June 2015 – 31 December 2015
The over four-year crisis in Syria has displaced more than 4 million people into the neighbouring countries. As of 31 December 2015, there were over 2.5 million Syrian people living in Turkey. Out of them, around 284,000 people are living in camps under the protection of the Turkish Government.
With the current Operations Update, the timeframe of the IFRC`s Turkey: Population Movement Emergency Appeal (MDRTR003) is extended until 30 April 2017 to continue supporting the Turkish Red Crescent (TRCS) in its response to the growing humanitarian needs in Turkey during the crisis. The plan and budget for the Emergency Appeal will be revised during in first half of 2016 to increase the number of community centres operated by the Turkish Red Crescent and to take into account the additional needs related to the newly displaced people as well as for the people remaining in the camps and urban areas.
This Operations Update is published to report on the implementation progress of the activities under the Revised International Appeal issued in June 2015.
The appeal depicts the main action lines of the TRCS plan aiming for longer-term support to all displaced population that are affected by the crisis in the region.