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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN RESPONSE TO THE SYRIA CRISIS

Oct 15, 2017

The crisis in Syria has displaced over 5 million Syrian refugees into neighboring countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt) and displaced an estimated 6.3 million people internally (IDPs) within Syria. In 2013, host governments, international donors and UN agencies came to recognize that prevailing approach was filing to meet the needs of what has become a protracted crisis, and set into motion a paradigm shift of innovative policy and decision-making to transform the response to the crisis.

The adoption of the resilience based development approach by the R-UNDG set the stage for the creation of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) in 2014. The 3RP is co-led by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and UNDP, with the participation of five countries and more than 240partners, including relevant UN agencies and national and international NGOs.

The 3RP 2017-2018 was launched in December 2016, aiming to assist 4.8 million Syrian refugees and 4.4 million host community members, the budget for the agencies totaling approximately US$4.7 billion. UNDP project portfolio within 3RP consists of US$379 million for the sub-region and US$71 million for Syria. This portfolio allows partners to easily identify the UNDP Projects in the 3RP and HRP.

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