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Turkey - Syrian Refugee Resilience Plan 2018–2019

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The Syrian Refugee Resilience Plan (SRRP) is the guiding instrument for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The SRRP describes FAO’s strategy to (i) address the food security needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable members of host communities; (ii) enhance the resilience of vulnerable Syrian refugee and host community members by developing sustainable livelihoods through agriculture, and (iii) contribute to integration and social cohesion.

The SRRP has been updated based on the findings of (i) recent assessments and missions undertaken by FAO in close cooperation with the Turkish authorities both at central and local level; (ii) projects implemented under the previous SRRP (2017-2018); and (iii) review and analysis of data, reports and studies produced by national and international partners in Turkey. It is aligned with government priorities and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2018-19 for Turkey and will be implemented in collaboration and partnership with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MFAL), the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD), the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM); the Ministry of Family and Social Policies (MFSP), Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS), the Ministry of Development (MoD) and other relevant line ministries and departments, and partners.

The SRRP has been prepared by the FAO Representation in Turkey, supported by FAO’s Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (SEC), FAO’s Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) and FAO Technical and Emergency Divisions at Headquarters. The SRRP has also benefited from collaboration with (3RP) partners and informed contributions from the Food Security and Agriculture Working Group (FSAWG), Livelihoods Working Group and bilateral discussions with UN agencies, NGOs and donors.

The prime objective of the SRRP is to enhance the resilience of 45 000 households (approximately 226 000 people) from Syrian refugee and host communities who are living in rural areas and dealing with agriculture. The implementation of the SRRP will require a budget of USD 95.92 million in 2018-2019. The SRRP covers the 11 provinces in Turkey which have the highest concentration of Syrian refugees and where there is potential for their integration into the local labour market.