29 September 2013

Regional Focus: Syria


Syria will be high on the agenda next week at the 64th meeting of the UNHCR Executive Committee.  The first two days will include sessions devoted to a "High-level Segment on Solidarity and Burden-sharing with Countries Hosting Syrian Refugees."  Here is an agenda for the segment, along with a concept paper and an outline of the HC's opening remarks.  Background documentation that has been made available includes a refugee fact sheet, funding updates for UNHCR and for all agencies, and a time line.  Also scheduled is a side event on "Protection of Syrian Refugee Children."

*Update: Two additional items have been posted today (30 Sept. 2013):
- Countries Hosting Syrian Refugees: Solidarity and Burden-sharing - Background Papers for the High Level Segment
- Solutions for Syrian Refugees


UNHCR is recruiting applicants for a wide variety of positions to assist with the humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis.  More information is available here.  The deadline for external applicants is 10 October 2013.


Egyptian Coast Guard Fires on, Kills Syrian Refugees (The Asylumist, Sept. 2013) [text]

Getting Syrian Children Back to School: A Corporate Imperative (Brookings' Education+Development Blog, Sept. 2013) [text]

Iraq: The Impact of the Syria Crisis (IOM, Sept. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Jordan: A Vulnerability Analysis Framework for Syrian Refugees in Jordan (ACAPS, Sept. 2013) [text via ReliefWeb]

Jordan's Za'atri Refugee Camp Takes off (UNHCR, Sept. 2013) [text]

No Welcome Mat for Syrians in Europe (IRIN, Sept. 2013) [text]

September Podcast: Educating Syrian Refugees, Service Delivery, MY World and Post-2015 (ODI, Sept. 2013) [access]

Syria: Overview of the Humanitarian Response (U.S. Congressional Research Service, Sept. 2013) [text via Refworld]

Syria in 6 Months’ Time: Why We Must Act Now to Fill the Aid Void (IDMC Blog, Sept. 2013) [text]

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