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Mid-Year Report: 3RP - Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan In Response to the Syria Crisis

Original publication date: June 2016

..The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) in response to the Syria Crisis brings together more than 200 partners in a coordinated, region-wide response to assist Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them...

[Findings under "livelihoods" theme]:

- Underfunding is severely compromising efforts by 3RP partners to help a target of 282,000 individuals, including refugees and members of impacted communities, to benefit directly from wage employment opportunities in 2016.

- Lack of international funding support will hamper the achievement of the London Compact commitments of Lebanon, including the need to create job opportunities through investments at municipal level and temporary employment programmes in Lebanon.

- In Jordan, while accelerating the implementation of the Jordan Compact is crucial, it is equally important to ensure that the interventions to enhance social cohesion and to address the structural issues of labour market re well-resourced, with the private sector as a catalyst for growth.

- In Turkey, if underfunding continues it will not be possible to extend vocational skills training, basic life skills and employment support skills for Syrian refugees in need living under Temporary Protection, as well as support vulnerable Turkish host communities.

- Across the region, activities to localize resilience will be compromised, including investment in sustainable livelihoods, job creation targets and support to local and national knowledge, capacities and resources.

- Scaled up support is needed to strengthen national efforts to support vulnerable groups, especially youth. In Jordan, this can be achieved by support to rapid response activities through the established community cohesion grant mechanism.

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