07 March 2013

Regional Focus: Syria

According to UNHCR, the registered Syrian refugee population has reached one million. Save the Children reports that over half are children.  The most recent OCHA overview puts the total number of IDPs at two million. See below for more reflections on and analysis of the crisis and these figures.

Events & opportunities:

"What Next for Syria's Refugees?," Live panel discussion at The Guardian, 7 March 2013 [info]

FY 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcement for NGO Programs Benefiting Displaced Iraqis and Syrians in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq [info]
- Deadline for submitting a proposal is 4 April 2013.


"As Syrian Refugee Population Nears 1 Million, Relief Agencies Cannot Keep Up," The Washington Post, 4 March 2013 [text]
- Includes an interactive graphic that shows an expanding refugee camp in Jordan.

Humanitarian Financing to the Syria Crisis in 2013 (Global Humanitarian Assistance, Feb. 2013) [text]

"One Million Syrian Refugees," New York Times, 6 March 2013 [text]
- An op-ed from the UN High Commissioner.

"Syrian Refugees: How Many Are There and Where Are They?," The Guardian's DataBlog, 6 March 2013 [access]

Syrian Refugees in Turkey, MPC Research Report 2013/05 (Migration Policy Centre, 2013) [text]

*Syria Two Years On: The Failure of International Aid (MSF, March 2013) [text]

"UNRWA Head Warns of Palestinian Crisis in Syria," IPS, 7 March 2013 [text]

[Photo credit: ©UNHCR/N.Daoud]


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