Turkey 2017

Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$31,325,000
Total Funded:
$7,980,104
Percentage Funded:
25%
Introduction and Needs

Turkey hosts the world’s largest number of refugees and asylum-seekers.  According to figures provided by Turkey’s Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), there are approximately 3.1 million foreign nationals residing in Turkish territory and seeking for international protection. Most of them are Syrians, of whom 2,823,987 were granted with temporary protection status. According to UNHCR another group of foreign nationals requiring Turkish humanitarian and legal protection are 291,209 asylum applicants coming mainly from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, and Somalia among others. In addition, there are 422,895 foreign nationals under residency permit status including humanitarian residence holders.

The Government of Turkey officially maintains an “open door policy” towards Syrians, while Turkey’s Syrian border is increasingly strictly managed due to, inter alia, security concerns. Over 90 percent of Syrians in Turkey live in host communities, dispersed across 81 provinces mostly concentrated in the south east of Turkey. The remaining 10 percent live in camps managed by AFAD (Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency). Syrians in Turkey are under Temporary Protection Regime that provides them with access to basic rights and services; however poverty remains prevalent among the Syrian population due to the lack of access to a regular income, and the high cost of living in urban settings.  As highlighted in the refugee and resilience response plan (3RP), many families have resorted to negative coping mechanisms, such as child marriage, polygamy, child labour, reduced quality/quantity of food consumption, substandard housing, and street begging.

Since the beginning of the crisis, IOM Turkey has been involved in the provision of humanitarian assistance. IOM Turkey is part of the Syria Task Force, inter-sectoral coordination mechanism while also being an active member of six working groups (Basic Needs, Protection, Health, Education, Food Security and livelihood) at national level (Ankara) as well in the south east of Turkey. Recently, IOM started to lead the task force on winterization and shelter. IOM is also active in the Aegean region through its presence in Izmir and co-chairing the Mediterranean task force with UNHCR.

IOM works in coordination with UNCT, AFAD, and DGMM, and with relevant with ministries.

Note: the projects below are in line with the 3RP Regional Refugee Response plan (Jan 2017- Dec 2018) http://www.3rpsyriacrisis.org/ and RMRP Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (Jan 2017- Dec 2017)) http://data.unhcr.org/mediterranean/regional.php developed by the Humanitarian Country Team. 

Achievements

In 2016, IOM Turkey supported a total of 393,761 vulnerable Syrian refugees through multi-dimensional and complementary activities:

  • IOM assisted 10,828 Syrian refugee students in southeast Turkey with school transportation to ease their access to education. Of these, 2,365 students in Hatay also benefited from free education at a temporary education center supported by IOM.
  • IOM fulfilled Syrian refugees’ most urgent needs for living through the provision of NFIs, hygiene kits and winterization items (155,219), cash assistance (72,804), shelter solutions (28,193), livelihood opportunities (21,707), WASH services (9,516) and daily hot meals (6,000).
  • IOM enhanced the resilience of Syrian refugees by providing psychosocial support (23,444), tailored case management services (5,203), and legal assistance (2,603). IOM also ensured their rights to health through the provision of primary health consultations (43,794) and transportation to health facilities (12,085).
Contact Information: Mr Lado GVILAVA, Chief of Mission, lgvilava@iom.int . Mr Mazen ABOULHOSN, Emergency Coordinator, maboulhosn@iom.int  
International Staff:  35
National Staff:  325
IOM Offices: Country Office: Ankara; Sub-Offices: Istanbul, Gaziantep, Izmir; Presence in Hatay, Sanliurfa, Adiyaman.
Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan
Requested 31,325,000 | Received: 7,980,104 | Percentage funded: 25%

  Food Security

  • Support of food kitchen initiative in Gaziantep
    Amount Requested: USD 1,150,000.00 Amount Received: USD 342,809.00
    Objective:
    Provision of hot meals on daily basis through the food kitchen established by the governor in Gaziantep to 6,000 vulnerable Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan and Iranian refugees as well as host community member living outside camps.
    Beneficiaries: 6,000 vulnerable Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan and Iranian refugees as well as host community

  Health

  • Medical commodities to health care facilities
    Amount Requested: USD 500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Provision of medical commodities and supplies to health care facilities as and when requested by MoH for 5,000 Syrian Refugees.
    Beneficiaries: 5,000 Syrian Refugees
  • Support to primary health care clinics
    Amount Requested: USD 2,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Provision of primary health care to 50,000 Syrian refugees living outside camps through NGOs in the south east of Turkey.
    Beneficiaries: 50,000 Syrian refugees living outside camps

  Protection

  • Certificate program on psychosocial assistance
    Amount Requested: USD 500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 49,161.00
    Objective:
    Support Certificate program on psychosocial assistance in collaboration with Turkish university for 35 Syrian refugees and members of host communities. 
    Beneficiaries: 35 Syrian refugees and members of host communities
  • Community Based Protection
    Amount Requested: USD 500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 163,032.00
    Objective:
    Provision of community based protection services through mobile outreach teams who will provide psychosocial support, awareness raising social work and case management for 50,000 Syrian Refugees focusing on rural areas. 
    Beneficiaries: 50,000 Syrian Refugees
  • Conflict management and social interaction activities
    Amount Requested: USD 1,250,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Provision of conflict management and social interaction activities between the refugee community and host communities to 75,000 Syrian refugees and host community members.
    Beneficiaries: 75,000 Syrian refugees and host community members

  Livelihoods and Social Cohesion

  • Sustainable Labour Market Inclusion
    Amount Requested: USD 5,000,000.00 Amount Received: USD 165,305.00
    Objective:
    Support Sustainable Labour Market Inclusion of Syrians under Temporary Protection in Turkey including job placement to 10,000 Syrian Refugees.
    Beneficiaries: 10,000 Syrian Refugees
  • Vocational Training to Syrians with the Chambers of Commerce and Industries
    Amount Requested: USD 500,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Support Vocational Training to 500 Syrian refugees in coordination with the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Halk egtim and municipalities. 
    Beneficiaries: 500 Syrian Refugees

  Basic Needs and Essential Services

  • Emergency non-food items for new comers or those in urgent need of in-kind support
    Amount Requested: USD 1,875,000.00 Amount Received: USD 0.00
    Objective:
    Provision of emergency non-food items, including hygiene kits and other identified basic needs for 10,000 new comers or those in urgent need of in-kind support.
    Beneficiaries: 10,000 new comers or those in urgent need of in-kind support
  • Multi-purpose cash assistance for extremely vulnerable households living in rural areas
    Amount Requested: USD 7,900,000.00 Amount Received: USD 1,186,787.00
    Objective:
    Provision of multi-purpose cash assistance for 15,000 extremely vulnerable households living in rural areas. 
    Beneficiaries: 15,000 extremely vulnerable households living in rural areas
  • One time cash assistance for most vulnerable and potential new arrivals living outside of camps to purchase NFI, winterization and other basic needs
    Amount Requested: USD 8,850,000.00 Amount Received: USD 4,815,892.00
    Objective:
    Provision of one time cash assistance for 144,000 most vulnerable and potential new arrivals living outside of camps to purchase NFI, winterization and other basic needs.
    Beneficiaries: 144,000 most vulnerable refugees and potential new arrivals living outside of camps.
  • Shelter Rehabilitation and rental assistance Shelter
    Amount Requested: USD 1,300,000.00 Amount Received: USD 1,257,118.00
    Objective:
    rehabilitation of homes for 12,500 vulnerable refugees living in poor housing in and around South East Turkey and provision of rental assistance for extremely vulnerable households.
    Beneficiaries: 12,500 vulnerable refugees living in poor housing

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