STRENGTHENING THE RESILIENCE OF SYRIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS AND HOST COMMUNITIES IN IRAQ, JORDAN AND TURKEY
The conflict in Syria has entered its eighth year, with devastating consequences. Inside Syria over 13.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Outside Syria, 5.6 million registered refugees remain displaced from their homes, across Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Of these, women and girls constitute 47.5 percent¹.
While the Syrian refugee population has to deal with loss of lives, extreme poverty and unprecedented forced migration, the crisis has also adversely impacted the development gains in the sub-region, where neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey struggle to extend their social service structures to their expanding populations. Compounding this, instability in Iraq continues to challenge the socio-economic situation of the country.