UNICEF Turkey Humanitarian Situation Report #12, August 2017

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 31 Aug 2017

Highlights

  • In preparation for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year, UNICEF and partners finalized plans for the Back to School campaign, conducting outreach and awareness-raising campaigns, procuring 300,000 school kits and establishing 68 early childhood education classrooms.

  • UNICEF expanded implementation of the child protection component of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Programme to nine provinces, reaching over 3,700 children since June 2017.

  • Family and baby hygiene kits were distributed to vulnerable refugee and migrant families identified as being on the move in the provinces of Adana and Gaziantep, benefitting an estimated 4,300 children.

Situation in Numbers

1,493,000 # of children affected out of

3,431,000 # of people affected

UNICEF Appeal 2017

Syria Crisis: US$ 234.9 million

Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe: US$ 2.5 million

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

In August, the number of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers registered in Turkey remained relatively static at approximately 3.4 million, with just over 4,000 non-Syrians newly registered. More than 3.1 million Syrians refugees are under temporary protection in Turkey – including over 1.4 million children – while the remaining 324,100 are nationals from primarily Afghanistan (141,200) and Iraq (137,100).1 On Turkey’s western border, the number of refugees and migrants on the move toward Europe continued to rise, likely as a result of the warm weather and calm seas. Nearly 3,700 people arrived in Greece by sea in August – a 64% increase over the previous month – an estimated one-third of whom were children. An additional 2,670 people were rescued or apprehended in the attempt.
Under the framework of the EU-Turkey Statement, three rounds of returns took place in August for 19 people2 , bringing the total number of people readmitted to Turkey to 1,308 since the Statement came into effect in March 2016.