BLOG: Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees in the world. It hosts nearly 4 million refugees, of which about 3.6 million originate from Syria. In the face of the challenge, Turkey and its partners created the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) program to provide cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugees. The program is funded by the European Union, and implemented by the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services, the World Food Programme, and Turkish Red Crescent.

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Environmental and humanitarian action is often understood as two different sectors. However, the lack of awareness regarding its intersections could lead to further long-term devastation. With the growing number of crises around the world, humanitarian actors are essential. They are often the first responders during and after a crisis, providing urgent, life-saving assistance.

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Internally displaced Iraqis and foreign refugees alike are demanding better social protection by the Iraqi government, including official recognition of their refugee status. Displacement has become a commonplace issue in Syria and Iraq over the past few years, especially as a result of the ascendance and collapse of ISIS in the region, as well as

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Social Protection of Refugees in Denmark: Eligibility and Integration

This report presents the results of field research in Brazil which aims to identify ways for migrants and refugees to secure employment and take advantage of market opportunities. 

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The World Bank has more than doubled its commitments to Jordan with a $1.45bn financing package to stimulate inclusive growth and employment. Jordan’s economic growth and reform plan, formed in response to external shocks such as the Syrian Civil War, is expected to be supported by the package. This – ‘second equitable growth and job creation development policy loan’ (DPL2) – brings the World Bank's total commitments to Jordan to $2.78bn - equivalent to 7% of the country’s GDP.  

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The paper uses Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) curves and related indexes to determine the optimal targeting strategy of a food voucher program for refugees. Estimations focus on the 2014 food voucher administered by the World Food Program to Syrian refugees in Jordan using data collected by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The paper shows how to use ROC curves to optimize targeting using coverage rates, budgets, or poverty lines as guiding principles to increase the overall efficiency of a program.

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The World Bank has granted an additional sum of 35 Billion cfa francs to the Safety Net Project to enable it realize its objectives that include amongst others to alleviate poverty and vulnerability in communities that are host to refugees in Cameroon.

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The World Bank approved an International Development Association (IDA)  package of $15 million today to support an expanded and enhanced social safety nets system to improve access to basic services in targeted poor communities.

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The conference theme is Social Protection & Human Dignity.

The focus of all symposia, seminars, workshops and presentation should be related to Social Protection & Human Dignity. The following key aspects should guide all contributions and be covered intensively:

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