REGIONAL WINTER ASSISTANCE PLAN 2015:
Addressing increased needs during winter of Syrian and Iraqi refugees and internally displaced persons
Planning for the humanitarian response to harsh weather conditions must begin well in advance to enable UNHCR to respond in a timely manner.
The 2015-2016 UNHCR Regional Winter Assistance Plan intends to address the increased needs, particularly for shelter and core winter relief items, during winter of 2.5 million Syrians (1.23 million refugees and 1.25 million IDPs), requiring almost 152 million USD and of close to 700,000 Iraqis (almost 100,000 refugees and close to 600,000 IDPs), requiring 66 million USD. This regional plan highlights as yet unmet needs by UNHCR for winter, which are reflected within the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the Strategic Responses Plan for the Syrian Arab Republic (SRP) and Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Syrian and Iraqi IDPs, respectively.