TURKISH AND MIDDLE EAST NGO'S COMPLAIN ABOUT UNHCR POLICY TO REDUCE PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL NGO'S


UNHCR - NGO’s annual consultation meetings held in Geneva between 3-5th July 2019. Main topic of the meeting was the coordination of civil society and UNHCR for a better and powerfull response to the problems refugees are facing.

UNHCR High Commissioner Mr. Filippo Grandi at the Opening Speech stated that 2/3 of the funds are allocated to NGO s and around 600 million USD used through national NGO’s.

Middle East region NGO’s reacted to this statement  by reminding that during the last years UNHCR partnership with national NGO’ s is decreased dramatically despite Turkey Jordan and Lebanon host the highest refugee population.

IBC International Blue Crescent Vice President directed this question to Mr. Grandi reminding that UNHCR policy in Turkey is mainly focusing on cooperation with state.

Mr. Grandi admitted this reality and stated that Turkish Goverment is praised for its contribution.

He confirmed that UNHCR cooperation with Turkish NGO s is limited and this contradicying with the general policy of the organisation.

12 Turkish NGO’s participating to the consultation meetings.

IBC is represented by Vice President Muzaffer Baca and Programs Director Tolga Baca.



THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE NOW HAVE ACCESS TO POTABLE WATER IN SORAN!

The shocking earthquakes centered in Kahramanmaraş with magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6 that occurred on February 6 caused the whole country to wake up to ...

FAMINE DANGER IMMINENT IN SUDAN SUFFERING BY CIVIL WAR: IBC AND IDRF RUNS TO SAVE LIVES OF THOUSANDS

The civil war in Sudan makes the living conditions of the people more difficult day by day. One of the most important problems of the Sudanese people ...

YEMEN: LIFE IN THE GRIP OF THIRST…

The social crisis in Yemen significantly disrupts the functioning of the country. The people who are most affected by the current conditions are also ...

CLOSE

SEARCH IN IBC ACTIVITIES