This revised International Appeal seeks a total of 78 million Swiss francs (increased from 44.6 million Swiss francs) to support the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) in assisting 1,862,000 people displaced by the Syrian and other conflicts (such as in Iraq and Afghanistan) in Turkey over a period of twelve months in 2017. Since the launch of the appeal in November 2012, the TRCS has supported a total of 500,000 displaced people in protection camps and urban areas under this appeal.
Currently, over 90 per cent of the displaced people from Syria and other conflicts live in urban areas. The appeal therefore focuses on providing long-term community support to the most vulnerable displaced populations and host communities to strengthen their resilience and develop coping mechanisms, in particular through community centres and outreach programmes in major urban areas. Activities will comprise (a) information on registration and services; (b) protection; (c) psychosocial support (PSS) and children and youth-oriented activities; (d) capacity-building and strengthening community links including language, vocational training and cultural lessons; (e) hygiene and healthy lifestyle promotion; (f) focused food and non-food item (NFI) support for displaced people in urban areas; (g) supplementary NFI support to displaced people in camps; (h) health education and awareness-raising activities; (i) support in restoring family links (RFL); and (j) capacity-building of National Society (NS) staff and volunteers. The appeal also includes an emergency preparedness and contingency planning component for the case of future massive displacement to ensure food and NFI support for a short-term period.
The overall budget of the appeal is 78 million Swiss francs with an operational budget of 65.8 million Swiss francs managed through the IFRC. The remaining 12,245,316 Swiss francs are bilateral funding from Red Cross Red Crescent partners. There is a funding gap of 25,922,593 Swiss francs on the total appeal funding. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.