Contribution to the UNHCR's Work in Response to the Syria Situation

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Naher Osten, regional/länderübergreifend Funding amount: € 650.000,00 Project start: 01.03.2012 End: 31.12.2012

Short Description:

Overall goal

On 23 March 2012, UN agencies and NGO partners, in close consultation with the refugee-hosting

Governments of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, presented the first inter-agency Regional Response

Plan for Syrian Refugees with an appeal for US$84.1 million to address the humanitarian

needs of some 98,000 Syrian refugees over a period of six months. In June 2012, this plan was revised,

and the planning figure doubled, owing to a significant increase in refugee numbers: this

brought the overall response plan requirements to US$193.2 million for a planned refugee population

of 185,000 individuals.

In the space of just a few months following this June revision, deteriorating security circumstances

in Syria have led to the exodus of even greater numbers of refugees, more than doubling refugee

numbers in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey. Now with more than 280,000 people registered or

in need of humanitarian assistance and protection as of end of September, it has been necessary

for agencies to again review their coordinated response to this sudden surge in refugees.

As part of the UN consolidated response, the UNCHR is present in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq where it currently assists and protects a total of 283,234 registered Syrian refugees. The UNHCR leads or co-leads the following sectors:

- Protection

- Cash and NFIs

- Shelter, Site Coordination and Site Management

- Health and Nutrition

- Basic Needs and Essential Services, including WASH

- Operations Management Support.

project number 2694-00/2012
source of funding AKF
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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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.