UNHCR plan to support Syrian refugees with of 5.5 billion US dollars

Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Amena Riyad | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: December 11, 2018, 7:49:58 PM wire INTERNATIONALSOCIETYRELIEF & HUMANITARIAN Refugee

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On Tuesday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced that it is preparing a plan to support Syrian refugees and their host countries with 5.5 billion US dollars in 2019-2020.

In a statement published by the French news agency, the UNHCR said that it launched a regional response plan to support refugees and enhance their ability to cope with crises in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq.

The UNHCR added that the plan aims to help about 3.9 million refugees in those five host countries by providing livelihood opportunities, economic opportunities and essential services, and supporting the work of local institutions and municipalities.

The UNHCR also said that dealing with such huge numbers of refugees is a challenge, as there are about 5.6 million registered refugees in the region and nearly one million newly born children during the time of asylum. The UNHCR added that these children were born in a miserable situation where poverty and unemployment, early marriage, child labor are common, and education are not always provided to them.

The UNHCR stated that it had provided $ 12 billion from 270 humanitarian and development partners since 2015. The UNHCR called for the international community to continue recognizing the Syrian refugee crisis and provide essential support to host countries.

The UN Assistant Secretary-General, Murad Wahba, said that the host countries of the Syrian refugees showed great generosity even though they face greater pressures, according to the statement.

Wahba added, “As an international community, we must do everything we can to show solidarity with the host countries. Our collective response should ensure that these countries receive support to continue development with a focus on the future as well.”

Earlier on Tuesday, the UNHCR revealed that about 5.6 million Syrian refugees still live in countries neighboring Syria.

On Dec. 13, 2017, the UN announced that it launched a plan to support more than five million Syrian refugees and their host countries during 2018.

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Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Amena Riyad | Translation Glory Jabr | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: December 11, 2018, 7:49:58 PM wire INTERNATIONALSOCIETYRELIEF & HUMANITARIAN Refugee
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