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22 Dec 2014 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

UNICEF 2015 Plan Highlights

• The WASH programme will continue the transition from first-phase emergency services to more sustainable, and costeffective systems, and reinforcing WASH services in areas impacted by refugee influx.

• Health programmes will increase access to health care for refugee and impacted host population, including strengthening routine immunization and campaigns especially for polio which continues to threaten the region.

22 Dec 2014 description

Context

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has experienced unprecedented change since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010.

22 Dec 2014 description

12/21/2-14 - 18:56 GMT

Around 630 Palestinians left Gaza and entered the Egyptian Sinai through the Rafah crossing on Sunday after Cairo authorised a temporary reopening of the border, a Palestinian official said.

It was only the second time in two months that Egypt had opened the Rafah terminal.

On Saturday, an Egyptian official confirmed to AFP that the crossing would be open on Sunday and Monday.

21 Dec 2014 description

Rafah, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Sunday 12/21/2014 - 15:23 GMT

Around 200 Palestinians left Gaza and entered the Egyptian Sinai through the Rafah crossing on Sunday after Cairo authorised a temporary reopening of the border, a Palestinian official said.

It was only the second time in two months that Egypt had opened the Rafah terminal.

All of those crossing were either seeking medical treatment or were holders of a permit to stay overseas, according to Maher Abu Sabha, director of border crossings in the Gaza Strip.

20 Dec 2014 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Saturday 20/12/2014 - 10:11 GMT |

Egypt is to reopen the Rafah border crossing with Gaza Sunday for the second time in two months to allow those stranded in Egypt to enter the Palestinian territory, officials said.

The Rafah crossing is the only access point to the Gaza Strip not controlled by Israel.

It was shut by Egypt in late October following a deadly bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, reopening briefly at the end of November to allow Palestinians stuck in Egypt to return home.

19 Dec 2014 description

Context

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has experienced unprecedented change since the start of the Arab Spring in 2010. The region is now encountering a series of conflicts and crises with humanitarian challenges which require immediate support. The war in Syria has killed over 191,000 people, with many more injured, 3.2 million displaced to neighbouring countries and an additional 10.8 million in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria.

19 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

UNICEF sector leads in WASH, Education, Nutrition and Child Protection Working Group provided leadership in developing the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Syria which will officially be launched in December 2014. The humanitarian response articulated in SRP is within the framework of the Whole of Syria approach, which is bringing together humanitarian actors working from inside Syria or neighbouring countries for the first time, aimed at increasing the overall effectiveness of the response.

18 Dec 2014 description

BERLIN – As part of the United Nations launch of the Syria Strategic Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience plan for 2015, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries.

18 Dec 2014 description

INTRODUCTION

The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together the plans developed under the leadership of national authorities - namely, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Iraq, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Lebanese Republic, and the Republic of Turkey – to ensure protection, humanitarian assistance and strengthen resilience.

18 Dec 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

Decree Used to Send Protesters to Flawed Courts

(New York, December 18, 2014) – Egyptian authorities have referred hundreds of civilians to military courts based on an October 2014 decree by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Human Rights Watch said today. At least 820 civilians have been referred to military prosecutors in the past six weeks based on the unprecedented extension of military court authority, according to news reports compiled by Human Rights Watch.

18 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa on the Launch of the 2015 Strategic Response Plan for Syria (SRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2015-16

Amman, December 18, 2014: “The Syria crisis represents the biggest threat to children of recent times. By the end of 2015, the lives of over 8.6 million children across the region will have been torn apart by violence and forced displacement. That compares to a figure of 7 million just one month ago.

18 Dec 2014 description

Highlights:

As of 20 November, following a decision by the Cabinet, registered Syrian refugees in Jordan are no longer entitled to access free health services at Ministry of Health facilities. Syrian refugees are now charged the same fees as uninsured Jordanians. Whilst these fees are low, they are expected to increase hardship for many vulnerable refugees. UNHCR has been closely following up with the government and other agencies, and adopted a temporary assistance policy on 26 November to mitigate the immediate effects of the cessation of free health services.

18 Dec 2014 description
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BERLIN (18 December 2014) – As Syria’s war heads towards a fifth year, the United Nations and partners today launched a major new humanitarian and development appeal, requesting over US$8.4 billion in funds to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region in 2015.

The appeal includes two main elements: support for over 12 million displaced and conflict-affected people inside Syria, and addressing the needs of the millions of Syrian refugees in the region and the countries and communities hosting them.

17 Dec 2014 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 3,323,031 have now fled Syria.
More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. Children make up 53.3% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 1,727,976 refugee children in the region

URGENT NEEDS

17 Dec 2014 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

UNICEF has received %64 of funding against the Syria SHARP and sub-regional RRP6 appeals for 2014, Turkey remains the most under-funded country with a %50 funding gap against the appeal. UNICEF in Syria has a funding gap of over %40.