This International Appeal is the revision of the original Emergency Appeal launched on 9 November 2012. It seeks a total of CHF 44,601,503 (increased from CHF 41.1 million) to support the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 500,000 people displaced by conflicts in the region, primarily Syria. It focuses on developing community services and outreach programmes for the displaced population living in urban areas and will also aim to assist members of host communities as a way of building resilience and strengthening coping mechanisms in four major urban areas. Furthermore, the operation includes a contingency preparedness component for possible further displacement of people, including food and NFI support for short-term periods. These services are in addition to the continuation of relief services and food support in protection camps. The appeal depicts the main action lines of the TRCS plan to provide longer-term support to displaced populations affected by the crisis in the region.
While the overall budget of the appeal is CHF 44.6 million, CHF 32.4 million is the operational budget managed through the IFRC (an increase on the CHF 26.1 million budgeted in the previous appeal, of which CHF 26,686,661 has been received) and the remaining CHF 12.2 million is bilateral funding from Red Cross Red Crescent partners. This means that 5.7 million CHF is needed under this new appeal.
The revised plan reflects an increased number of beneficiaries to 500,000 people, an extended timeframe through June 2016, and a shift in the planned activities as outlined above. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and new, detailed assessments.