After five years of conflict, hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost and conditions for Syrians inside Syria and in neighbouring countries continue to get worse. Children are particularly at risk and 6 million affected by the war in Syria are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
Alongside our partner NGOs, we are calling for a long term and holistic plan with a list of demands from Civil Society, specifically addressing education, livelihoods and protection. Funding for refugee programmes will be a key focus of the heads of state meetings on 4 February.
The urgent asks outlined by the NGO group include the following priorities for children and young people:
- Donors must commit to substantial, multi-year humanitarian funding, including at least $1.4bn annually to ensure children and young people affected by the conflct are in education
- An immediate end to attacks against educational facilities, personnel and students
- Ensure all children affected by the conflict are in education by the end of the 2016-2017 school year
- Fully fund the United Nations' Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2016-2017, with increased support for women's organisations and children's services.
Plan International’s Syria crisis response
Plan International is responding directly to the needs of Syrian refugees in Egypt and is working though partners to provide assistance in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.
The organisation is also deploying emergency response staff in Jordan and Turkey to prepare to assist Syrian refugees in both countries.
In Germany, Plan International has started responding to refugee children in Hamburg through a partnership with humanitarian agency Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe (St. John Accident Assistance).
Find out how Plan International and our partners want to ensure a generation of Syrian children don’t miss out on education, download Funding, policy and protection: Delivering a quality education to children affected by conflict in Syria and region.
Download the NGO Joint Position Paper on the themes of the Syria Donor Conference.
Follow the #SupportSyrians discussions around the 4 February 2016 Syria Donor Conference.
Please support our Syrian refugee crisis appeal.