Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2021

Regional Plan
Last updated: March 29 2021
$108,780,000
Funding required
10,078,363
People in need
803,370
People Targeted

IOM Vision

Since 2011, IOM has provided life-saving assistance, early recovery, and resilience programmes for Syrians across the region who have been affected by the crisis in Syria, as well as for the communities and countries which host them. In 2021, IOM will continue to implement activities in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt as part of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP). IOM's interventions will be multi-sectoral in nature, responding to the needs and priorities of affected populations and leveraging IOM's operational presence, technical expertise and strong relationships with national and local authorities.


Objective
Save lives and respond to needs through humanitarian assistance and protection

$56,395,500
Funding required
622,451
People Targeted
20
Entities Targeted
International migrant, Local population / community, Refugee
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

IOM's interventions target Syrian refugees, migrants from numerous countries of origin, and host community members. Prior to implementation, IOM conducts needs assessments, market assessments when relevant, gender risk analyses, community consultations, and coordinates with relevant community, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Programs target individuals based on need, with priority given to especially vulnerable groups.

Basic needs, including food

To support the basic needs of Syrian refugees and host communities in the region, IOM will provide the following assistance.

In Turkey:

  • Provide shelter rehabilitation for vulnerable Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTP) and host community members living in inadequate housing.
     
  • Scale up specialized cash assistance for the most vulnerable SuTP and host community members.
     
  • Provide food assistance for the most vulnerable SuTP and host community members particularly those affected by COVID-19.
     
  • Provide hygiene kits to support the health of the most vulnerable SuTP and host community members.
     
  • Support municipal infrastructure for newly established municipalities to strengthen their capacity for service delivery.
     
  • Deliver material and equipment support for public institutions to strengthen their capacity for service delivery.

In Lebanon and Jordan:

  • Provide multi-purpose cash and voucher-based assistance for vulnerable households, and targeted in-kind assistance.

In Egypt:

  • Provide hygiene kits and WASH NFIs for vulnerable refugees and host community households. 
Funding required
$28,325,000
Plan types

Health support

To support the health needs of Syrian refugees and host communities in the region, IOM will provide, among other support, the following assistance.

In Turkey:

  • Provide medical commodities and supplies including personal protective equipment (PPE) to municipal health care workers and facilities as and when requested by Turkish Ministry or Health or local municipalities.

In Lebanon:

  • Provide equipment and material support to medical facilities to support response to COVID-19.
     
  • Continue operating Mobile Medical Campuses (MMC) to provide health care assistance to vulnerable refugee, host, and migrant communities.
     
  • Provide Primary HealthCare (PHC) consultations via PHC clinics.
     
  • Provide awareness and outreach regarding the risks of COVID-19 and measures to mitigate the spread of the disease to refugee and host communities.
     
  • Support the implementation of COVID-19 vaccinations among Syrian refugees and host communities.

In Jordan:

  • Procure and provide medicines, medical supplies and equipment to health facilities serving Syrian refugees in order to strengthen their capacity for service delivery.
     
  • Improve the accessibility and quality of TB and HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment services.
     
  • Raise awareness on non-communicable diseases and provide primary health care, and referrals to secondary/tertiary health care for vulnerable refugees.
     
  • Provide awareness and outreach on the risks of COVID-19 and measures to mitigate the spread of the disease.
     
  • Support the implementation of COVID-19 vaccinations among Syrian refugees and host communities.

 In Egypt:

  • Support essential health services provided by the Ministry of Health and Population through infrastructural support, provision of medicines and supplies, secondment of staff or other appropriate measures.
     
  • Provide direct medical interventions and critical care for life-threatening and complicated medical cases.
     
  • Raise awareness on non-communicable diseases and provide primary health care, and referrals to secondary/tertiary health care for vulnerable refugees.
     
  • Provide awareness and outreach regarding the risks of COVID-19 and measures to mitigate the spread of the disease to refugee and host communities.
     
  • Support the implementation of COVID-19 vaccinations among Syrian refugees and host communities.
     
  • Improve the accessibility and quality of TB and HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment services. 
Funding required
$11,100,000
Plan types

Protection

To respond to a range of protection needs of Syrian refugee populations and host communities in the region, IOM will provide the following assistance.

In Turkey:

  • Support a graduate degree program on psychosocial assistance in collaboration with an accredited Turkish University for Syrian refugees and host community members.
     
  • Support existing or new community centers providing a broad array of services including legal counselling and referral, vocational training and community activities, targeting Syrian refugees and host community members.
  • Promote social cohesion between refugees, migrants, and host communities through supporting municipalities to provide Integrated Services.
     
  • Provide case management support for vulnerable people identified by IOM teams or referred by NGOs and UN agencies.
     
  • Enable community-based protection services through mobile outreach teams who will provide psychosocial support, awareness-raising social work and case management for Syrian refugees focusing on rural areas.
     
  • Conduct a counter-trafficking awareness campaign for vulnerable Syrians and capacity building trainings for local authorities and humanitarian service providers working with Syrians.
     
  • Scale up Accountability to Affected Populations mechanisms for Syrian refugees and host community members.

In Lebanon:

  • Provide mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services through community-based protection and outreach mechanisms, including awareness sessions, positive coping strategies, individual and group counselling, and referrals. 

In Jordan:

  • Support women’s economic empowerment as a way to address GBV among refugee and host communities, including short-term emergency cash assistance to address protection needs arising from GBV risks or incidents.
     
  • Enhance protection mechanisms through awareness campaigns.
     
  • Provide safe and dignified transportation for refugees to and from camps, urban areas, medical facilities, and services.

In Egypt:

  • Provide MHPSS services through community-based protection and outreach mechanisms, including awareness sessions, positive coping strategies, individual and group counselling, and referrals.
     
  • Provide specialized counselling to support individuals and communities to cope with their stressors, psychological first aid, psychotherapy, and referrals to partners.

Protection will also be mainstreamed throughout IOM programming, including specifically GBV risk mitigation, capacity building of staff and partners, and ensuring community participation, especially in relation to COVID-19 response. IOM will coordinate with protection actors, including GBV and referral pathways wherever possible.

Funding required
$16,618,500
Plan types

Movement assistance

To address the transportation needs of affected populations in Iraq, IOM will provide safe transportation from border crossing points to camps, school transportation for children, and other transportation services as needed by Syrian refugees and host community members in Iraq, in response to the needs identified in the 3RP.

 

Funding required
$125,000
Plan types

Shelter, settlements and non-food items

To support the shelter and needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, IOM will:

  • Provide vulnerable households with cash-for rent assistance.
Funding required
$227,000
Plan types

Objective
Address the drivers and longer term impacts of crises and displacement through investments in recovery and crisis prevention

$49,384,500
Funding required
181,919
People Targeted
20
Entities Targeted
International migrant, Local population / community, Refugee
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

IOM's interventions target Syrian refugees, migrants, and host community members. Prior to implementation, IOM conducts needs assessments, market assessments when relevant, gender risk analyses, community consultations, and coordinates with relevant community, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Programs target individuals based on need, with priority given to especially vulnerable groups.

Community stabilization

To contribute to improved social cohesion between refugee and host communities in the region and inclusive socioeconomics, thereby maintaining stability in areas hosting refugee communities, IOM will engage refugee and host communities through the following assistance.

In Turkey:

  • Support the sustainable labour market inclusion of SuTPs in Turkey and host community members, with a focus on female beneficiaries.
     
  • Enable cash-for-work opportunities through community stabilization activities for Syrian refugees and host community members.
     
  • Facilitate entrepreneurship training and grants to Turkish-Syrian start-ups, Syrian refugees and host community members.
     
  • Provide cash grants for small business creation and expansion to 300 small businesses for their recovery from COVID-19 and 1,000 refugee and host community members.
     
  • Strengthen the capacity of policymakers and service providers through support to obtain work permits and individual employment counselling and business mentoring/coaching to Syrian refugees and host community members.
     
  • Establish micro and community gardening initiatives for refugee and host community members, and support greenhouse and/or backyard farming schemes to increase household food production as part of community stabilization activities and to supplement food intake.
     
  • Support refugees and host community members to learn skilled trades in municipal food kitchens while providing nutritious prepared food for vulnerable community members.

 In Lebanon:

  • Provide apprenticeship and career guidance, awareness-raising sessions, job matching, and work-based learning opportunities for refugee and host community job seekers.
     
  • Implement community support projects to address short term needs identified through participatory processes to reduce tensions and support the delivery of municipal services.
     
  • Provide capacity support to municipalities and national government institutions for dialogue and conflict prevention and to support local crisis response.
     
  • Train local authorities and civil society stakeholders in Lebanon on how to meaningfully engage with the media to promote objective and positive reporting in order to reduce the risk of social tension.
     
  • Implement youth initiatives (summer camps artistic activities, peacebuilding clubs, campaigns etc.) to promote active involvement of youth in local communities in coordination with local municipalities/institutions.

In Iraq:

  • Support Syrian refugees with a range of livelihoods activities, including professional skills, vocational or business development training courses, job placement schemes, cash grants for small business creation and expansion, entrepreneurship support, and cash-for-work opportunities; and carry out education-related activities. These activities act as transitional solutions during the time they spend in Iraq.
     
  • Collaborate with local private sector stakeholders to facilitate community-based employment and market linkages.

In Egypt:

  • Provide livelihood trainings for refugees, as well as in-kind grants to start small businesses.
     
  • Launch skills development programs for refugees with topics ranging from business development, vocational and technical training, digital and soft skills.
     
  • Provide apprenticeship programs for beneficiaries of livelihood trainings to further consolidate community stability gains encouraged by the training.
Funding required
$32,687,500
Plan types

Durable solutions

To contribute to durable and lasting solutions through increased access to education for affected communities in the region, IOM will provide the following assistance in line with its framework on the Progressive Resolution of Displacement Situations (PRDS) and in partnership with local organizations.

In Turkey:

  • Support children’s access to distance learning including through ICT provision to refugee children.
     
  • Support non-formal education for refugees and delivery of Turkish language programmes through Public Education Centres.
     
  • Facilitate Back to School campaigns and specialized support for children with special education needs to access educational services.
     
  • Rehabilitate classrooms as a social cohesion initiative for Turkish schools that provide education to Syrian refugees and host community students.
     
  • Provide school supplies (stationary, pens, notebooks), school bags and PPE to refugee and host community children.
     
  • Provide school transportation assistance for Syrian refugees’ children to access schools in urban and rural areas.

In Iraq:

  • Increase disinfection and cleaning of schools to reinforce sanitary and hygiene conditions to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

  • Rehabilitate schools and classrooms,  including latrines, water supply systems, facades, roofs, and floors, depending on the needs. This can also include the expansion of schools and/or provision of pre-fabricated classrooms where appropriate to relieve overcrowded conditions and help with physical distancing to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.

In Egypt:

  • Provide access to coexistence programs and psychosocial support services in schools, as well as educational incentives for refugee students.
     
  • Refurbishment of classrooms in public and community schools.
Funding required
$16,697,000
Plan types

Objective
Contribute to an Evidence Based and Efficient Crisis Response System

$3,000,000
Funding required
At risk communities
People Targeted
100
Entities Targeted
International migrant, Local population / community, Refugee
Primary target groups
Description of People and Entities Targeted

Regional mobility tracking will support a wide range of actors in providing evidenced, needs-based assistance to populations affected by the crisis in Syria throughout the region. Through extensive data collection, analysis, and reporting, crisis response actors, including humanitarian partners and government stakeholders, will be able to better understand the mobility dimensions of the refugee crisis outside Syria – including the movement and needs of those most affected.

Displacement tracking

IOM will carry out regional mobility tracking to enhance the humanitarian community’s capacity to reach our beneficiaries in need by improving the availability of vital information and awareness on the trends and needs of displaced, migrant, and refugee populations within the region, as well as host communities. To achieve this IOM will leverage its existing information infrastructure across the region through the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).

Funding required
$3,000,000
Plan types
Operational presence in

Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon

 

Figures are as of 31 December 2020. For more details of IOM's operational capacity in country, please see the IOM Capacity section.

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