A new Regional Response Plan for Syria has been issued for 2013. Currently, 1.6 million Syrian refugees are being hosted in five different countries, and some 4.25 million are internally displaced. The plan estimates that by year-end a total of 3.45 million refugees will be in need of assistance. "The total financial requirements in this Regional Response Plan amount to close to US$ 3 billion for international agencies and NGOs and an additional US$ 830 million for the Governments of Jordan and Lebanon." The UN is also appealing for US$1.41 billion to help people within Syria.
Highlights of the plan are provided here. See also this related press release and infographic.
"Crisis in Lebanon: Camps for Syrian Refugees?," Forced Migration Review, no. 43 (May 2013) [open access text]
Safe No More: Students and Schools under Attack in Syria (Human Rights Watch, June 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]
The Syrian Refugee Crisis and Lessons from the Iraqi Refugee Experience (Boston University Institute for Iraqi Studies, May 2013) [text]
- Workshop report.
Syrians Seeking Refuge in Libya (IRIN, May 2013) [text]