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