Damascus, 22 February 2022 (TDI): Life is tougher than ever for Syrian refugees who have been forced to escape their homes owing to the violence. Since 2011, Syrians have been fleeing their nation, either as refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, or abroad or as internally displaced people.

Every day is an emergency for Syrians who have fled their nation due to the plague’s devastation and escalating poverty. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) works relentlessly to assist, spearheading a coordinated regional campaign.

As the world’s biggest refugee crisis in years has expanded, Syrian refugees have fled across borders. Turkey presently hosts over 3.6 million Syrian refugees, making it the country with the most registered refugees.

In neighbouring nations, only one out of every twenty Syrian refugees is lodged in a refugee camp. More than a million Syrian refugees face daily challenges in neighbouring countries due to a lack of funds.

Many people have lost their employment after the COVID-19 outbreak began. Currently, nine out of ten refugees in Lebanon are impoverished.

Due to a paucity of refugee camps, Syrians have been dispersed throughout the country’s cities and countryside, where they live in cramped, overcrowded conditions with other migrants.

“They served us wonderful biscuits, cheese, dates, and dried meat. They also provided bedding, kitchenware, and rugs for us,” according to Fayzeh Zaatari is a mother of three.

More than 660,000 Jordanians are currently living in exile in various nations. Around 80% of them live outside of camps, while 128,000 have sought sanctuary in refugee camps such as Za’atari and Azraq.

A substantial number of new entrants have arrived with little or no money to pay for even the most basic essentials, and those who previously relied on savings or host family help are now in greater need.

Around 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan were already poor before the outbreak and survive on less than $3 per day, according to the country’s official poverty level.

More than 130,000 Syrian refugees in Egypt are provided with protection and assistance by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). While living in exile is challenging, it is considerably more difficult for Syrians who remain in their homeland.

“Perhaps it’s time for us to go. We weren’t looking to die. We decided to leave as a result of this.” Sahar, 25, is a Syrian refugee who now lives in Lebanon.
UNHCR’s assistance 

UNHCR provides life-saving humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees, such as cash for medicine and other necessary goods, stoves and fuel for heating, tent insulation, thermal blankets, and winter clothing.

Refugees are also given clean water and sanitary facilities. People who have been forced to flee their homes but remain in Syria are given shelter kits and other non-food items, as well as protection services and psychological care.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has provided support to refugee-populated areas hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Furthermore, persons who were severely impacted by the pandemic’s rise in poverty and were unable to pay their rent or buy food were awarded short-term emergency cash grants.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) must help lead the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) for 2021 so that the main refugee-hosting countries can receive assistance rapidly and collaboratively.

The 270 partners will support a total of 10 million people by 2021, including approximately 5.5 million Syrian refugees and 4.8 million members of their host communities. As a result of Syria’s civil conflict, a record number of people have died.

To fulfil the most pressing needs in 2021, the necessary money will be used to pay for children’s and youth’s school fees, food and cash assistance, access to basic health care and hospital treatment for hundreds of thousands, and support for their livelihoods.

They will also help to address the most common dangers to safety, such as violence against women and girls. Furthermore, a significant percentage of the funds will be used to improve national and local systems and their ability to serve both host people and refugees living side by side.

The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), which is in charge of humanitarian aid in Syria, is assisted by the 3RP. You can contribute to making the world a better place.

More than half of Syria’s population has been uprooted from their homes for more than half of the last ten years. Despite the gravity of the situation, support for Syrians must be maintained.

Filippo Grandi, High Commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees urges to rather increase the efforts to assist refugees and the communities that embrace them.