iMMAP Receives Funding from EU on Syrian Refugee Returns Project

The project is the first iMMAP venture funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Department (ECHO).

iMMAP is proud to announce the launch of a new flagship project funded by EU humanitarian aid. The nine-month Returns Context Monitoring project is centered on Syrian refugee and internally displaced people (IDP) returns and the barriers that Syrians face in safely and securely returning within or to their country or place of origin. The analysis conducted by iMMAP will serve to improve the operational planning and prioritization of humanitarian responses for Syrians.

With a budget of EUR 500,000, the Returns Context Monitoring project formally kicked-off on July 15, 2020 and will run until April 14, 2021. The project will be based out of the iMMAP MENA Regional Office in Jordan. 

According to UNHCR, there were more than 6.2 million Syrian IDPs as of August 2020 and over 5.5 million registered Syrian refugees as of July 2020, with approximately 658,000 living in Jordan alone. Syrian refugees and IDPs face innumerable challenges, including lack of access to health services and basic commodities, lack of clean water and sanitation, financial difficulties, and important security and protection risks. 


Photo credit: European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid/Peter Biro


About EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid

The European Union and its Member States are the world’s leading donor of humanitarian aid. Relief assistance is an expression of European solidarity with people in need all around the world. It aims to save lives, prevent and alleviate human suffering, and safeguard the integrity and human dignity of populations affected by disasters and man-made crises. Through its Civil Protection and Humanitarian aid Operations department (ECHO), the European Union helps millions of victims of conflict and disasters every year. With headquarters in Brussels and a global network of field offices, the EU provides assistance to the most vulnerable people on the basis of humanitarian needs.


About iMMAP

iMMAP is an international not-for-profit organization that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations, enabling partners to make informed decisions that ultimately provide high-quality targeted assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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