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The Turkish Embassy in Jordan organized a seminar entitled “Economic Justice for Women, which focused mainly on the situation of Syrian women refugees.
The seminar was attended by Dr. Barish Alp Arslan, a member of the Turkish Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a member of the Jordanian Senate, Princess Wijdan Al Hashimi, Turkish Ambassador to the Kingdom Murat Karra Goz, a group of businesswomen, opinion leaders, journalists and other personalities From Turkey and Jordan.

The Assistance coordination unit (ACU) participated in the seminar by highlighting the main challenges and difficulties faced by Syrian refugees in the host countries, especially in Turkey and the refugee camps.

At the invitation of Silatech the Qatari Foundation and under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Silatech Foundation, Assistance Coordination Unit participated in the high-level forum organized by the Silatech Foundation in Geneva city entitled “Empowering Youth, Promoting Communities” To empower young people as the nucleus of the future and the driving force of development in their communities and to provide them with the tools and expertise needed to empower them economically and socially. Silatech’s commitment to provide 3 million jobs in 2022 was announced on this occasion. It is worth noting that Assistance Coordination Unit, with the support of Silatech, coordinates the Israra project, which aims to provide 24,000 Job opportunity for Syrian youth in Turkey

The Turkish Red Crescent seeks to build a network of cooperation between the Red Crescent and Red Cross organizations around the world in order to provide the necessary response to the population affected by displacement, armed conflict, hunger and humanitarian crises in the Islamic world.
Assistance Coordination Unit participated in the induction meeting of this network, which is expected to be established between 28 and 31 January 2019. The Committee organized a series of consultative sessions in the presence of representatives from 50 countries. Dr. Karim Kink, President of the Turkish Red Crescent, spoke about the objectives of the network and the role of civil society organizations. In this meeting a range of problems experienced by the Syrian people in the areas of conflict and displacement camps and Syrians residing within Turkish territory was discussed.

In the framework of strengthening the relationship with donor countries, especially the Arab countries, the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Project Management at Assistance Coordination Unit in cooperation with Revda Nour organization, paid a protocol visit to the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Turkey and have met with the Kuwaiti Ambassador, and discussed the role of Assistance Coordination Unit in improving the impact of the assistance provided to the Syrian people, also needs assessments and responses that bridge gaps and focus on the importance of transition from relief to sustainable projects.

A meeting was held at the European Union building in Geneva in the presence of four Syrian women, the head of the European Union mission to the United Nations and international organizations in Geneva and representatives of 28 European countries to present recommendations for the Syrian Women Empowerment Workshop held in Ghazi Antep city on 8 and 9 November 2018 .
Assistance Coordination Unit was represented at the meeting by the Director of the Information Management Unit, who reviewed the most important recommendations on the empowerment of women at the local level during the post-conflict period, as well as reviewing the tragic situation of the displaced persons in Al-Rikban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border by presenting the statistics and the number of deaths during the past 45 days And the need to provide urgent assistance before the end of this year.
The Director of the Information Management Unit stressed the importance of focusing on the education sector in Syria and the presence of periodic figures and statistics from the ground to plan a better response and to map priorities and needs to ensure the desired impact.
In addition, the issue of the return of Syrian refugees and displaced persons to their towns and villages in Syria was discussed by supporting sustainable projects that provide a standard of living that is worthy of the dignity of Syrian citizens as an important factor for return. ‎

Within the framework of coordination of efforts and cooperation to serve the Syrians in Turkey, the Executive Director of Assistance Coordination Unit visited the Municipality of Kilis and met with the Mayor, Mr. Hassan Kara, and discussed ways of cooperation and joint projects that contribute to alleviating the suffering of the Syrians and enabling them to secure decent living.

ACU representatives attended a summit on Migration, Refugees, and Humanity that was held in Kocaeli town in Turkey between 26 – 28 of October 2018. The three days of the summit included openings presented by the Turkish ministers of internal and foreign affairs, former prime minister of Greece, UNHCR high commissioner, Ambassador of the EU delegation to Turkey and discussion panels with experts, politicians, and academics from all around the world on topics of interest for migrants and refugees, some of the topics included:

Migration experience in world and Turkey 
Migration in Islamic Geography 
Budapest process and developments in international regulations 
Global Compact 
Civilization and migration 
Syria crisis and migration management experiences 
Help for immigrants and refugee: Institutions, conditions and configuration 
Migration and public organization 
Migration governance in local governments: Good Practices 
Migration and World Peace 
Migration and cultural compliance 
Migration and economy 
Children exposed to migration: Problems, solutions 
Migration and civil society 

The Assistance Coordination Unit participated in an Expert Group Meeting organised by The National Agenda for The Future of Syria “NAFS” Program: “Rebuilding Education in Syria: Challenges and Opportunities for the Peace Building Phase” which took place during 24-25 July 2018 at ESCWA, UN House, Beirut, Lebanon.

The meeting contained Syrian experts who contributed in a dialogue about the education in Syria, challenges and opportunities for the peacebuilding phase after the end of the war and the relation between the education sector and other sectors as citizenship and culture. The IMU manager presented a brief about the IMU’s annual report “Schools in Syria”, and the most important key findings of the 2018 edition. IMU manager focused on the importance of the availability of numbers and statistics on the education sector in Syria regularly.

The Assistance coordination unit with the Syrian Free Engineers Syndicate signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation and coordination in all projects executed inside Syria, training and rehabilitation of engineering cadres to contribute to reconstruction projects, benefiting from Syrian engineering expertise in all countries, and developing researches and studies in various engineering fields, Needs and development of projects and securing the necessary funding for them and sharing information, data, reports and exchange experiences between the parties.

World Health Organization WHO and the Center for Disease and Infection Control (CDC) are training The Early Warning Alert And Response Network EWARN team on surveillance and response mechanisms for influenza, poliomyelitis and vaccine-preventable diseases in Gaziantep.
The training was attended by the central team of the program, district coordinators and members of the Syrian internal response team.
The Early Warning Alert and Response Network is a simplified disease surveillance system created in the affected north of Syria after the collapse of the health system in mid-2013.