Assistance to the Affected in Syrian Conflict - SYR121 (Revision I)
Appeal Target: US$ 3,123,857
Balance Requested: US$ 1,814,377
Geneva 17 August 2012
A preliminary appeal to respond to the emergency in Syria was issued on 10 February 2012, and full appeal was issued subsequently on 26 March 2012. Since then, the situation in Syria has deteriorated and clashes across the country have continued, generating massive internal displacement and refugee flows into neighbouring countries and provoking incidents of violence across the region.
The 2011–2012 Syrian uprising is an ongoing conflict that has led to an extraordinary time in Syria’s history. Cities throughout Syria have been caught in the crossfire between opposition and government forces. UN estimates indicate that up to 2.5 million are in need inside the country, with some 1.2 million uprooted. Many are relocating to more stable areas of Syria and others are crossing the borders to neighbouring countries. UNHCR has registered over 157,000 Syrian refugees, of whom about 61,450 went to Turkey, 15,000 to Iraq, 37,540 to Lebanon, and 42,900 to Jordan. However, many reports indicate that those who’ve left Syria are reluctant to register themselves as refugees; estimates of over 200,000 or more displaced Syrians now outside of Syria are common.
International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) – is requesting for this first revision of the appeal to incorporate the changing realities encountered during IOCC’s implementation of the Appeal so far, and to adjust the response to meet the evolving situation. The revision requests to extend the completion date from 31 August 2012 to 31 December 2012. Two new components, i.e. Shelter and Livelihoods, have been added. Under the Shelter component, IOCC will provide rent subsidies and help host families to improve shelter conditions. The livelihoods component will aim at injecting cash among the needy families through cash for work activities. Activities under some other components have been scaled down to adjust for the additional budget required for the new activities.
Due to escalation in the conflict, two more ACT members, i.e LWF and FCA have also decided to join the appeal. Since both the members are still finalizing the components to be proposed, therefore the appeal will be issued again after 2-3 weeks with second revision and with inclusion of two more requesting members.
LWF is planning to become operational in camp settings through the components of shelter and non-food-items, camp management and psycho-social support. The proposal development as well as the negotiations with the Jordanian authorities are currently under way and are expected to be concluded in early September 2012.
FCA is planning on educational project with focus on psychosocial support to children and youth. The focus will be to provide Syrian refugee children (including disabled children) with recreational activities (sports, acrobatics), and train residents of the camp refugees to further carry out the activities. Moreover, counseling will be made available for the parents of the participants. FCA considers implementing these activities in Za’atri camp, near the city of Mafraq and in eastern suburbs of Amman, in which large communities of refugees are present. Furthermore, a mobile educational activity will be established to visit various communities, and organize similar recreational activities for fragmented communities of refugees. FCA is also initially interested in non-formal education activities inside of the Za’atri camp, subject to further analysis and information about the coordination of education. FCA aims at utilizing local expertise and knowhow for the most parts of the intended project.
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