Contribution in support of UNHCR activities in the framework of the Syria Regional Response Plan (January-June 2013)

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Naher Osten, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 1.100.000,00Project start: 01.01.2013End: 30.06.2013

Short Description:

Overall goal

The dramatic increase in the number of refugees from the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) across the region in 2012 and early 2013 continues to require a large-scale response to address the needs of both refugees already present in host countries and new arrivals who continue to pour into Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, at a rate of up to several thousand a day. While the Governments of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt have continued to demonstrate their commitment to giving Syrian refugees access to their territory to assure their safety and provide assistance, this generosity has undeniably come at a heavy price for the many communities welcoming the refugees, as well as for the infrastructure and resources of the countries concerned.

This Regional Response Plan (RRP) aims to provide lifesaving assistance to refugees while ensuring that the cost of their welcome is not borne by the countries of asylum alone, or by the many local communities which have already shown considerable generosity despite their limited means. To this end, the current Plan brings together the coordinated efforts of over 60 international and national agencies with UNHCR continuing to lead the overall response. Together, agencies are appealing for US$ 1 billion in order to cover the protection and assistance needs of up to 1.1 million Syrian refugees in the region from 1 January until 30 June 2013.

This grant is in contribution of the UNHCR's activities in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt where UNHCR leads or co-leads the following sectors with the listed objectives:


Cash and Non Food Items

Shelter, Site Coordination and Site Management

Health and Nutrition

Basic Needs and Essential Services

Operations Management Support

project number2694-04/2013
source of fundingAKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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