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Turkey: Population Movement - International Appeal Revision n° 6 (n° MDRTR003)

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This revised International Appeal seeks a total of 121 million Swiss francs (increased from 78 million Swiss francs, with a funding gap of 15 million Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) in assisting a total of 2.5 million people displaced by the Syrian and other conflicts (such as in Iraq and Afghanistan) in Turkey until December 2019. Since the launch of the appeal in November 2012, the TRCS has supported a total of 1.8 million displaced people in protection camps and urban areas under this appeal.

In Turkey, over 99 per cent of the people displaced by conflicts in Syria and other countries live urban areas. The appeal focuses on providing long-term community support to the most vulnerable migrants and host communities. It aims to strengthen resilience and coping mechanisms through community centres and outreach programmes in major urban areas. TRCS scales up its services to vulnerable urban migrant and host communities by providing: (a) information on registration and access to services; (b) protection assistance; (c) psychosocial support (PSS), and child- and youth-oriented activities, including education for children with disabilities; (d) capacity-building and strengthening community links including language, vocational training and cultural lessons; e) livelihood support and skills training to increase employability of vulnerable people; (f) the promotion of good hygiene practices and healthy lifestyles; (g) health education and awareness-raising activities; (h) focused food and non-food item (NFI) support for displaced people living in urban areas; (i) community activities to promote social cohesion between host and migrant communities; and, (j) capacity enhancement of National Society (NS) staff and volunteers for the efficient and timely delivery of the activities planned under the appeal. The appeal includes contingency planning to ensure NFI support for the short-term, in case of a sudden surge in the influx of migrants.

This revision of the appeal maintains a structure of previous revisions while including a funding requirement at the end of the document to promote harmonization of activities with the IFRC Emergency Plan of Action standards, coming into force in July 2017.1 . The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time, and will be adjusted as per new developments in the context.