Strategic Overview

The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together the plans developed under the leadership of national authorities – namely, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Iraq, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Lebanese Republic, and the Republic of Turkey – to ensure protection, humanitarian assistance and strengthen resilience.

At Zaatari refugee camp young Syrian refugee girls gather for a meeting of TIGER (These Inspiring Girls Enjoy Reading) programme which targets refugee girls who have dropped out of school, or who are at risk of dropping out of school. UNHCR / Charlie Dunmore

The conflict in Syria continues to produce the gravest displacement crisis in the world today; generating dramatic levels of suffering, and shattering the lives of many Syrian people – along with their hopes and dreams. The social fabric of the country has drastically weakened, as have levels of trust among its people. Sadly, the impact of the conflict has rolled back hard-won development gains and compromised prospects for stability, peace and prosperity for future generations in the country and across the region. Despite unparalleled generosity demonstrated by host countries and donors at large, the resources of many Syrian refugee families are long exhausted.

The Syria crisis has displaced more than five million Syrian refugees into Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, in an overall situation that is becoming increasingly protracted. The security situation inside Syria is still fluid, and complex patterns of displacement continue, increasing the protection needs of an already vulnerable population in countries of asylum. The 3RP continues to be the regional coordination and planning tool to address the humanitarian and resilience needs of Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt.

A crisis of such proportions, complexity, and duration calls for a response of an unprecedented scale and nature. The 3RP, now close to enter its fourth year, combines a humanitarian response focused on alleviating the suffering of the most vulnerable, addressing basic needs and preventing large numbers of refugees from falling deeper into poverty, with longer term interventions bolstering the resilience of refugee and host communities, while also capacitating national systems. The 3RP has mobilized the combined knowledge, efforts and resources of five states, more than 240 partner agencies, and an increasing number of donors.

Partners are not only responding to the most critical needs on a daily basis, but are also engaged in a dynamic process of constant adaptation, bringing the different facets of assistance to Syrian refugees and host communities into an increasingly coherent and effective framework linking humanitarian and resilience-building actions.

Significant progress has been achieved in this direction over the almost three years passed since the first 3RP. Governments have reaffirmed their leadership of the response, managing coordination and planning as nationally-owned processes. Humanitarian and development institutional and financing silos are beginning to break down with the emergence of innovative multi-year financing mechanisms. The private sector is progressively bringing its experience and resources to bear on the response. And not least, 3RP stakeholders are developing innovative best practices in both coordination and programming, ranging from biometric registration and cash programming to resilience-based approaches.

The 3RP 2017-2018 was prepared in response to this evolving policy landscape, reinforced by a global commitment to invest in resilience in countries neighbouring Syria. The 3RP continues to be a nationally-led process, incorporating in full the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and Jordan Response Plan (JRP) and the Turkey, Iraq and Egypt country chapters that have been developed with the full involvement of the respective governments.

3RP Beneficiaries


Syrian Refugees


Members of Local Communities Direct Beneficiaries

Funding Requirements

$4.63 billion

UN and NGO Programmatic Response
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