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On 29 June 2018, the 28 EU member states agreed on how to finance an additional €3 billion for the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey to support Syrian refugees.
Following the political agreement reached in the European Council, member states confirmed at the meeting of the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) that €2 billion of this amount will be financed from the EU budget and the remaining €1 billion by contributions from the member states according to their share of the EU's GNI.
2017 IN REVIEW
Humanitarian Situation in 2017
During 2017, the humanitarian situation in Syria continued deteriorating with continued high levels of conflict and complete disrespect for International Humanitarian Law (IHL), including attacks on health facilities. The violent context and security constraints resulted in large population displacements, hampered access to services and a general interference in the provision of aid.
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.
This allocation paper is issued by the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (DRHC), in consultation with the Clusters and Advisory Board of the HF in Turkey, to set the funding priorities for the 2017 1st Standard Allocation.
A total amount of USD 20 million is available for this allocation including up to 4 million set aside for Iraq based partners.
This paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization to support the priorities of the Syria 2017 HRP.
1. Introduction and background
1. FOREWORD BY THE DEPUTY REGIONAL HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR
ANKARA – The number of refugees in Turkey receiving monthly cash assistance through an innovative relief programme has now reached 500,000 and continues to rise. The EU-funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) supports the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey with a debit card to cover basic needs such as food, rent, medicine and clothes.
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.
The Syrian Refugee Resilience Plan (SRRP) 2017–2018 is the guiding instrument for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey. The SRRP enables FAO to provide a strategic response to the food security needs within the refugee communities and to facilitate, through sustainable livelihood-oriented approaches, the positive synergies that can support both Syrian refugees and host communities.
INTRODUCTION & CONTEXT
By Ben Parker
Head of Enterprise Projects
A massive new cash aid project for refugees in Turkey marks a conspicuous leap in the EU humanitarian budget. Welcome news, but has the impartiality of a major donor become a casualty of the refugee “crisis”?
Read the full article on IRIN
The Turkey Humanitarian Fund (HF) funds projects in line with priorities of the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). It provides flexible and timely resources to partners thereby expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance and increasing humanitarian access particularly in besieged and hard to reach areas.
The main objective of the HF is to strengthen the capacity of Syrian national NGOs which it does in four distinct ways:
As the Syrian refugee crisis enters into its fifth year, the protracted situation is having a growing impact beyond its neighbouring countries. Instability in the region is expected to persist, and consequent displacement, inside Syria and across the border into Turkey, will continue. Given the fluid situation on the ground, it is uncertain what the scale of refugee flows from Syria or Iraq in 2016 will be.
Source: Reuters - Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:42 GMT
Turkey shelters world's largest refugee population
Ankara faces spiraling costs as economy slows
West must do more to keep Turkey onside, analysts say
By Jonny Hogg
ANKARA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - The strain of sheltering the world's largest refugee population is showing in Turkey, whose open door to those fleeing Syria and Iraq is shielding European nations from a migration crisis far worse than the one they are struggling with now.