Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan

The Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) is a strategic, coordination, planning, advocacy, fundraising, and programming platform for humanitarian and development partners to respond to the Syria crisis. It comprises one regional plan, with five standalone country chapters covering Türkiye, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt.

The 3RP is co-led by both UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP.

Annual Report 2022
The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) has been created in response to the Syria Crisis. Now into its twelfth year, the 3RP has led the way in terms of the international community’s support to national efforts to deal with the impact of the crisis.
Population Targeted

Targeted host community members

Introduction to the 3RP


Protecting People

Protecting vulnerable individuals, including displaced persons, is essential for safety from exploitation, violence, and mental health risks. The 3RP emphasizes this protection in all its activities, empowering all demographics to drive their development, ensuring stable mental and social conditions, and making sure no one is left behind.


Supporting Durable Solutions

Opportunities for enabling pathways towards durable solutions are urgently needed to allow refugees a purpose for the future that provides hope and dignity. The 3RP works towards three possible durable solutions in line with international standards and frameworks: voluntary repatriation to Syria; resettlement to third countries; and local solutions and opportunities. The approach and activities vary based on the context of each 3RP country.


Contributing to Dignified Lives

Through displacement and the surrounding pressures from various crises, refugees and vulnerable host populations face multiple challenges, including high levels of poverty, unemployment, and food insecurity, as well as increased protection-related needs, particularly those related to legal status, gender, age and disability, especially among the vulnerable individuals.


Enhancing Local and National Capacities

With over a decade of humanitarian assistance to refugees and very low numbers of returns to Syria, investing in sustainable solutions is increasingly becoming a high priority. This involves collaborating with stakeholders at all levels for economic growth, job creation, and benefits for both host countries and refugees. 3RP’s approach also strengthens national systems and fosters trust in the public sector while maintaining social cohesion.

The 3RP Model

The 3RP is the first multi-UN agency partnership operating at such scale towards addressing strategic and structural issues resulting from a crisis. It is seen as a model and precursor to the Global Compact on Refugees as well as linked to other significant international frameworks. Integral to the 3RP is its integration of humanitarian and development-based responses into one cohesive plan for the region, which includes the major host countries receiving Syrian refugees: Türkiye, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq.

At the regional level, the 3RP is a coordination mechanism and regional strategy that is based on national plans and processes. A key function that the 3RP serves at this level is advocating and fundraising for the Syria crisis response to international donors and stakeholders.

The 3RP continues to explore synergies between humanitarian and development processes, including with ongoing current global processes, such as the Global Compact on Refugees and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Linkages of 3RP and SDGs:

3RP partners work together towards ensuring an effective and equitable access of both refugees and host communities to education, health, sanitation and other key socio-economic goods, services and infrastructures as well as to sustainable livelihoods opportunities (SDG 1 to 11).

3RP interventions contribute to a wide range of SDGs and targets, e.g.:

  • In some countries, interventions already seek to address broader sustainable development challenges such as environmental and ecological vulnerabilities (SDG 15), while ongoing efforts to expand protection, strengthen capacities of national and local institutions, and promote social cohesion and stability in affected communities are of direct significance to SDG 16.
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Global Compact on
Refugees (GCR)

Linkages of 3RP and GCR:

The GCR was largely inspired by the model and experience of the 3RP, which has been in place over six years prior to the GCR

The GCR was to a large extent shaped by experiences in the MENA region and with Syrian refugees

The 3RP and 3RP countries measure progress towards the GCR through three interconnected periodic review initiatives references in the GCR, including: 1) reviews of the GCR indicator framework, which is integrated into 3RP monitoring and reporting; 2) progress towards implementing pledges and initiatives announced at the Global Refugee Forum (GFR); and 3) the exercise on measuring the impact of hosting, protecting, and supporting refugees

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Egypt – June 2023
Market systems analysis of the food service sector for employment inclusion of refugees in EgyptHERE
Jordan – June 2023
Jordan: Exacerbating vulnerabilities - Where do global shocks leave refugees in Jordan?HERE

2024 Guidance Kit

The Guidance Kit comprises both Guidance Notes and Reference Documents. Access to this section is limited to 3RP partners only. To obtain access, please reach out.

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Support for 3RP Products and Communication Materials

This section includes templates, branding guidelines, as well as visuals.

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Human-Interest Stories
Stories from the Region

Ruya for Adolescents and Youth Empowerment by Takaful Al Sham (TAS) provides youth, like Meryam, a safe space, skills training, and mental-health support.

Meryam is 16 years old and from Aleppo, Syria. She and her family have been living in Türkiye for 7 years. For the past three years, Meryam has been regularly coming to the Ruya Center in Gaziantep.


A story from Takaful Al Sham (TAS)

A blacksmith by trade, Mishan began his workshop with the help of cash assistance from PIN. With the money he received, he bought the tools and scrap iron he needed to build his business. “So many people benefitted from PIN’s project, and I was one of them. With the first round I paid off my debts, and with the money left over I bought materials and essentials for my workshop.”


A story from People in Need (PiN)

Omer’s leg was amputated after an airstrike hit his home in Syria when he was two years old. His recovery has taken time, but he is now finally able to walk again. “I like my friends here. I like playing games like hide-and-seek and tag with them” says Omer, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee living in Reyhanlı, Turkey, with his family.


A story from Relief International (RI)
Youth in Lebanon learning to make bread through UNICEF project for more stable income opportunities. Across Lebanon, youth, including those with disability, are learning the art of bread making through UNICEF in order to secure new skills to open their own business or work for a bakery, at a time in Lebanon when bread couldn’t be more important


A story from UNICEF

We thank our donors for their generous support for 3RP activities. The work of 3RP partners would not have been possible without the extremely generous support of donors.

As well as member states, 3RP Partners are grateful to private donors, humanitarian funds, foundations, charities and other organizations for their contributions. 3RP Partners would also like to acknowledge the huge contribution of host countries who have contributed to the response in many ways including making their services available to refugee populations, at great expense. The member state donors above are gratefully acknowledged for their contributions.
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