The intensification of the conflict in Syria has led to a complex critical and social crisis directly affecting the security of Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey that looks set to become entrenched over time. With a view to assisting Syria's neighbours in facing this enormous challenge, the
European Union (EU Trust Fund "MADAD") and the German government, have decided to earmark a special fund, Qudra, for financing a multi-sector programme led by a German/Spanish/French consortium*.
French public body Expertise France has appointed CFI as its implementation partner to improve direct access to information for Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
The aim of this project is to facilitate the dissemination of information between assistance structures and organisations and the recipient Syrian citizens in the three countries mentioned, particularly concerning issues of legal assistance and protection. Although humanitarian organisations provide vital information within the refugee camps, it is in fact much more complex regularly to reach out to communities of refugees in the towns and cities of Syria's neighbours.
This project relies on local teams set up in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey for collecting information from NGOs, international organisations and the national and local authorities, subsequently disseminating that information via the various information channels that the refugees follow (traditional media, social networks, websites, apps, etc.).
* The Qudra Programme is a regional action financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, the 'Madad' Fund and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) seeking to strengthen resilience for Syrian refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises. The programme is jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Expertise France (EF) and Spanish Agency for International Development (AECID).
Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
An in-depth study on refugees' information/service needs and the means used by them to acquire information.
Within the context of a highly important programme – funded, in the main, by the European Union – which aims to support Syrian refugees living in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, CFI is launching a project to compile information that will be of use to refugees in their daily life.
Creation of regional offices in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
Formation of networks of correspondents and information managers in the three countries for the daily collection of information that is useful to refugees and host communities and produced by the authorities, the NGOs and international organisations.
Production of information content for refugees and host communities in various forms (video, radio broadcasts, written documents, lectures, etc.).
Support for the dissemination of this information through a variety of news media (online, mobile, radio, TV, events, etc.) and through partnerships with the media or the purchasing of space online or in the media.
Support for NGOs that provide services for refugees to assist them in making their refugee-targeted information campaigns more effective.