With the crisis in Syria now into its seventh year, the situation inside Syria and for refugees and host communities in the surrounding countries continues to be critical. Inside Syria poverty rates are estimated at over 84 per cent, while refugees have grown increasingly vulnerable with the vast majority living below the poverty line and struggling to afford essentials such as food, adequate housing and health care.
The Report outlines the progress and achievements, as well as the challenges, of more than 200 partners across the eight response sectors of Protection, Food Security, Education, Health and Nutrition, Basic Needs, Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Livelihoods and Social Cohesion. It gives a regional overview of each sector as well as details of the response in each of the five refugee hosting countries included in the 3RP – Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
Approaching its fifth year, with no sign of a political solution in sight, the scale and complexity of the Syria crisis and the consequent population displacement have had an unprecedented impact on the countries in the region. The conflict in Syria has become the largest humanitarian, development and security crisis of our time.
The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) is a consolidated regional framework aimed at addressing refugee protection needs, the humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable, and the longerterm socio-economic impacts of the Syria crisis on neighbouring countries. It brings together the plans developed under the leadership of the national authorities of the Republic of Turkey, the Lebanese Republic, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Iraq and the Arab Republic of Egypt to ensure protection and humanitarian assistance, and to strengthen the resilience of host communities. The 3RP acknowledges the importance of national ownership in securing a more effective and sustainable response to the crisis.