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11 Feb 2016 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

11 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS

  • 1,758 refugees and migrants arrived: 1,701 from fYRo Macedonia and 57 from Bulgaria.
  • 2,578 asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
10 Feb 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SYRIA

  • 6 million children (under 18) are in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 2.8 million displaced Syrian children (under 18)

  • Over 2.1 million children (5-17 years) are out of school inside Syria

  • 2 million children are living in hard to reach areas; over 200,000 children are living in locations designated as besieged

  • The United Nations documented over 1,600 cases of grave child’s rights violations

10 Feb 2016 description

10 February 2016 – The World Health Organization welcomes the unprecedented support shown by countries participating in the "Supporting Syrians and the Region Conference" in London on 4 February, during which more than US$ 10 billion was pledged to provide humanitarian aid to people affected by the Syrian crisis over the coming 5 years.

09 Feb 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (from all channels)

308,911 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians
7,222 deliveries supported
63,983 gender-based violence related services provided toSyrians
50,817 Syrians benefited from reproductive health and gender based violence related messages

IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY THE CRISIS

08 Feb 2016 description

In preparation for the London Conference for Syria and the Region on 4 February, the Malala Fund commissioned Development Initiatives to undertake analysis on the current levels of humanitarian financing directed towards education for the Syrian emergency.

This briefing paper, Humanitarian assistance to education for the Syria emergency, presents an analysis of humanitarian funding to the Syria emergency, with a focus on the education sector.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP assistance in Egypt focuses on building the capacity of national institutions to increase food security, as well as developing the country’s resilience to climate change, encouraging school attendance and preventing childhood stunting. These activities support Millennium Development Goals 1, 2, 3 and 7.

08 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

Economic Effects of War and Peace in the Middle East and North Africa

08 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS

  • 2,563 refugees and migrants arrived: 2,485 from fYRo Macedonia and 78 from Bulgaria.
  • 2,747 asylum seekers departed to Croatia
07 Feb 2016 description

Victoria Metcalfe, Marcus Manuel and Alastair McKechnie

As the conflict in Syria continues, its political, security, economic and social spill-over effects have intensified across the Middle East and beyond. The flow of refugees from Syria to its neighbours – Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey – has increased rapidly, with 4.28 million people registered in these five countries.

07 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS

  • 7,334 (2,694 on 05/02; 1,901 on 06/02; 2,739 on 07/02) refugees and migrants arrived: 7,206 (2,650 on 5/02; 1,849 on 6/02; 2,707 on 7/02) from fYRo Macedonia and 128 (44 on 5/02; 52 on 6/02; 32 on 07/02) from Bulgaria.
  • 7,799 (2,531 on 5/02; 2,580 on 6/02; 2,688 on 7/02) asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
06 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, le 5 février 2016 – Au moins 200 millions de filles et de femmes en vie aujourd'hui ont subi des mutilations génitales dans 30 pays, d'après un nouveau rapport statistique publié à l'approche de la Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) des Nations Unies.

06 Feb 2016 description

Egypt - IOM, in coordination with UNHCR and the Governments of Canada and Egypt, this week flew 39 Syrian refugees from Egypt to Toronto, Canada.

They are the first of 600 Syrian refugees – some 47 per cent of them children – whom IOM will help to resettle from Egypt in Canada this month, as part of Canada’s commitment to relocate 25,000 Syrian refugees from the region.

Over 10,000 Syrians have already been assisted by IOM to relocate to Canada from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey under the same programme.

05 Feb 2016 description

Secretary Kerry announced today that the United States is providing nearly $601 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This new funding brings U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $5.1 billion since the start of the crisis. Secretary Kerry also announced more than $290 million in U.S. development assistance for education to Jordan and Lebanon.

04 Feb 2016 description

LONDON – At the Supporting Syria and the Region conference today, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, personally thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her government’s landmark contribution to WFP of €570 million (US$623 million) from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).