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.