Through the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan and the Whole of Syria approach, IOM has been able to deliver humanitarian assistance in coordination with other agencies both from inside Syria and through the cross-border hubs in Jordan and Turkey.
In 2016, IOM is planning to reach over 4 million IDPs and host community members. While emergency assistance continue to be the brunt of the IOM response in the form of NFI, shelter, Wash, protection and health, increased activities are focusing on early recovery and livelihood (ERL). This includes livelihood support for vulnerable youth, debris management programming, self-reliance of vulnerable households, and rehabilitation of community infrastructures through cash-for-work schemes, targeting 64,050 beneficiaries overall.
Other types of assistance will encompass coordination and camp coordination and camp management, logistics, and education.
In 2015, IOM reached over 5.3 million beneficiaries with NFI and shelter, WASH, protection, health, ERL and logistic operations.
Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP)
In addition to operations inside Syria, IOM is also assisting Syrian refugees in the neighbouring countries through the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan. Overall, 4.8 million Syrians have taken refuge in the region (UNHCR March 2016).
Targeting nearly 1.6 million refugees in neighbouring countries and the region in 2016, projects will focus on livelihood assistance, protection, education, social stability, and basic needs humanitarian assistance in the form of shelter, food assistance, health, and NFIs in particular during winter.
In 2015, IOM under the 3RP reached 727,305 direct beneficiaries with humanitarian assistance including basic needs such as NFI, shelter, and health, as well as various protection and livelihood projects to enhance resilience and sustainability within the context of the Syria protracted crisis. This included the provision of school transportation for refugee children, psychosocial activities, cash-for-work, and vocational training.
For more information on the Syria HRP and the 3RP regional response, please refer to the 2016 Appeal, the 2015 Achievements, and the IOM Humanitarian Compendium for Syria.
Last updated: March 2016