Civil unrest in Syria began in March 2011 and marked the beginning of a refugee crisis which continues to evolve. The main receiving countries are Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and to a lesser extent, Egypt and Iraq. The operational environment is challenging and fast-changing. This is a complex regional crisis that combines massive refugee and internal displacements, complicated by competing and divided international, regional and national interests.
The focus of this evaluation will be WFP's regional response to the Syrian crisis as embodied by its two emergency operations (the Syria specific EMOP 200339 and the regional EMOP 200433), managed by the Regional Emergency Coordination (REC) Office in Amman. Geared towards constructive learning and accountability, the evaluation will seek to assess results and performance, to feed into the 2015 REC future programming and strategic decision making, identify strengths & areas of weaknesses and recommend areas of focus for further evaluative work both by the REC management and organization.