17 October, 3RP Partners released the 2017 Progress Report of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) in Response to the Syria Crisis

3RP partners today released the 2017 Progress Report of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) in Response to the Syria Crisis. The Report outlines progress in the coordinated, region-wide response of more than 240 partners, including United Nations agencies, NGOs and other international and national actors, to provide assistance and capacities to over 5.2 million Syrian refugees as well as host communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The Report notes that the 3RP 2017 interagency appeal is less than 50 per cent funded as at October, which is below the level of funding provided at the same period last year. Nonetheless, partners have made significant progress in providing assistance this – for example over 2.4 million people have received food assistance and 1.9 million have benefited from cash assistance, while significant progress has been made in resilience-building activities for refugees and host...

Press release: Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference opens

Geneva, 4 April – As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UNHCR and UNDP – on behalf of the 240 international and national partners and the host governments in the region – are extremely concerned by the current low funding levels of the response to help millions of Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them. Into the seventh year of the conflict in Syria, there are now more than 5 million Syrian refugees living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and many more who have made the dangerous journey to Europe and farther afield. Yet, as the world prepares to meet in Brussels, only a fraction of the funds needed to assist them has been received. The primary regional appeal and strategy – the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) for 2017 -calls for $4.63bn to continue delivering vital protection and assistance for refugees and host communities. To date – only $433m of the amount requested has been received, just 9% of what is needed. Without additional funding, all areas of assistance will be curtailed this year. Food and cash assistance will be reduced or cut by mid-year, challenging stability and security in the region. With the majority of Syrian refugees falling below national poverty lines, families will face the impossible choice of taking their children out of school, adding to the half a million children already missing out on education. Support for livelihoods and job creation programmes will be slowed – at a time when unemployment is on the rise for refugees and host communities alike. “The situation is getting...

Press release: United Nations and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis

Helsinki, 24 January – United Nations agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria and communities hosting them in neighbouring countries. The UN and more than 240 partners formally launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) for 2017 and 2018. The plan aims to assist over 4.7 million refugees from Syria and 4.4 million people hosting them in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The funding for the 3RP is in addition to the $3.4 billion that the UN estimates will be required to address the humanitarian needs of 13.5 million people within Syria this year. Hosted by Finland, the Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region focuses on key humanitarian priorities: saving lives, protection, and building resilience. “The news from Syria has been heartbreaking. We’ve observed a huge increase in humanitarian need and are aware of the great burden carried by the neighbouring countries. By hosting this key event, Finland wants to highlight the vital work done by the UN and Syria’s neighbours,” Kai Mykkänen, Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, said. “It is our joint duty to support those efforts the best we can.” The vast majority of Syrian refugees fall below the poverty line and struggle to afford essentials such as food, rent and health care. Seventy per cent of those in need are women and children. Half of refugee children are out of school. And with winter now biting, humanitarian needs are a matter of life and death. “Syrian refugees and host communities need our...

Press release: New appeal seeks continued support for Syrian refugees and countries hosting them

Amman, 5 December 2016 – With the conflict in Syria well into its sixth year and with little progress on the political front, United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work over the next two years. The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together more than 240 partners in a coordinated, region-wide response to assist 9.1 million people in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq – 4.7 million Syrian refugees and over 4.4 million members of the communities hosting them. Refugees have grown increasingly vulnerable – with the vast majority living below the poverty line and struggling to afford essentials such as food, rent and health care. 70% of people in need are women and children. Half of refugee children are out of school. The approaching winter makes support for refugees and the countries which host them all the more vital. “Six years into the conflict and still refugees and those who host them need our help – now more than ever,” said Amin Awad, UNHCR Director for the Middle East and North Africa Bureau and Regional Refugee Coordinator for Syria and Iraq. “The 3RP gives us the platform to help restore their dignity and hope for the future – and for that to happen, they need jobs, livelihoods, education and more importantly protection.” Now heading into its third year of programming, the 3RP has so far supported the governments of countries neighbouring Syria. As the Syria crisis continues unabated, needs continue to mount and refugees and host communities alike are facing increasing hardship. Host communities and governments need...

3RP 2016 Mid-Year Report

The Report outlines progress in the coordinated, region-wide response of more than 200 partners, including United Nations agencies, NGOs and other international and national actors, to provide assistance and capacities to over 4.8 million Syrian refugees as well as host communities in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. Download the 3RP 2016 Mid-Year...

The 3RP 2015 Annual Report has now been released

The Report outlines the progress and achievements, as well as the challenges, of more than 200 partners across the eight response sectors of Protection, Food Security, Education, Health and Nutrition, Basic Needs, Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Livelihoods and Social Cohesion. It gives a regional overview of each sector as well as details of the response in each of the five refugee hosting countries included in the 3RP – Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. Download the 3RP 2015 Annual...
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