Evaluations & technical assistance

Evaluation Card:
RTE of UNHCR’s response to the Syrian refugee emergency
Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria
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Dates (start/end):
May-June 2013
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Description of project

From slow boil to breaking point: A real-time evaluation of UNHCR’s response to the Syrian refugee emergency

The evaluation was conducted in June 2013 and was led by a team of independent experts, including Ed Schenkenberg, Chief Executive of DARA, as NGO representative.

The evaluation found that UNHCR has scaled-up substantially in its response to the mounting Syrian refugee crisis. However, while there have been some significant achievements, the growing number and needs of the refugees, as well as the serious pressures they are placing on host communities, now require UNHCR and its partners to complement their emergency response activities with comprehensive and proactive strategies.

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