IOM Appeals for US$ 7,518,608 for 2016 Syria operations in Jordan under the 3RP

The Syria inter-agency appeal, including the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), was launched last week in Geneva as part of the overall 2016 Humanitarian Appeal. 

Since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Syrian refugees have sought protection in Jordan, increasing the pressure on government authorities, economic and social infrastructures and local communities. There are currently over 630,000 Syrian refugees registered by UNHCR in Jordan (Dec2015, UNHRC), and the Jordanian government predicts that in 2016 the number will reach 700,000. The protracted situation in Syria, the perception that a solution to the conflict will not take place in the near future and the cuts in the funding of humanitarian programmes, as well as the lack of labor and academic opportunities, has led to a change in the expectations of Syrian refugees hosted by Jordan. 

According to UNHCR, 25 % of refugees are actively planning on departing to Turkey and 7% consider their return to Syria. New and innovative solutions are needed to address the humanitarian crisis. 2016 will mark the transition towards resilience, although basic needs, as safe transport and winterization support, will still be present. Considering the context, the risk of smuggling, trafficking and exploitation will increase, considering the Syrian population are an especially vulnerable group to these crimes.  

During the last years, IOM has been working with Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan to guarantee that the rights of both populations were respected and their needs covered. 

Throughout 2015, IOM has provided safe and humane transportation from the border to the camps to 19,404 Syrian refugees (estimated number). IOM has presence at the borders and guarantees adequate reception of refugees. By October 2015, IOM had vaccinated 8,024 children under 15 against polio and 7,521 against measles, at their arrival to the transit camp facilities. More than 170,000 refugees and members of host communities have received awareness sessions on tuberculosis and about 5,500 have been screened and monitored, if required. IOM has provided more than 22,903 non-food items to refugees inside the camps, including winter and summer shoes and basic hygienic products. IOM has supported the Jordanian government in the humanitarian management of the border, training relevant administrative bodies and providing equipment, including ambulances and trucks. 

Within the Syrian Humanitarian response's hub in Jordan, IOM has distributed basic humanitarian items to 442,000 IDPs and host communities members inside Syria, and has provided a free of charge trucking service for six UN agencies. So far, 1018 trucks have been sent with food and non-food items through Ramtha border point (video). 

To address the humanitarian necessities of Syrian Refugees and host communities in Jordan, IOM has requested to the international community 7,518,608 $. For the whole of Syria cross border assistance (Jordan, Turkey, Syria) IOM needs 149,712,608 $. 

Check the appeal in Arabic and English 

Read more at IOM website 



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