Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced, of whom more than 2.7 million are in northwest Syria (NWS), representing 64 per cent of the population living in NWS.

In 2014 IOM Turkey started its first Cross-Border Programme with a focus on the procurement, storage, shipment and distribution of life-saving humanitarian relief items. Since that time, IOM’s Cross-Border operations have grown to include humanitarian activities in seven different sectors, including shelter, WASH, CCCM, NFI, protection, food security, and early livelihood and recovery.

In Turkey, IOM has an extensive logistics system to ensure proper management of emergency stocks through updated inventory and utilizing IOM’s warehouse and supply-chain management systems. IOM also works with implementing partners in NWS to ensure that standards and protocols are followed during the implementation of all its activities.