- OCHA: Donors pledge $3.8 billion to help people affected by the constantly deteriorating Syria crisis
- Oxfam: Syria Crisis Fair Share Analysis 2015
- Syrian refugees: Inter-agency Regional Update, 19 Mar 2015
Appeals & Funding
Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-16: Egypt Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
More than 1,300,000 USD injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance in January 2015
33 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2015
• UNHCR is aware of 17 Syrians nationals and 59 Palestine refugees from Syria who are still being held in detention in Alexandria for attempting to depart or enter Egypt in an irregular manner.
USD 1,388,194 were injected into local economy through vouchers/e-cards in February 2015
Total of 87,838 beneficiaries were reached during February distribution (84,409 Syrian and 3,429 Syrian Palestinian Refugees), meeting almost 99% of the target.
(Kuwait City, 31 March 2015): In an expression of continued solidarity with the millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating crisis in Syria, now in its fifth year, international donors today pledged US$3.8 billion at a conference hosted by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
With the conict in Syria now entering its fth year, the situation of more than 5.6 million children inside the country remains desperate. There are up to 2 million children who are living in areas of the country largely cut o from humanitarian assistance due to ghting or other factors. Some 2 million children in Syria are still out of school.
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me express, like the Secretary-General and the Emergency Relief Coordinator, my deep gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah for hosting this conference here in the “International Humanitarian Center”.
After four years of conflict, we are at a tipping point. It is clear that the world’s response to the crisis in Syria cannot be business as usual. The situation is becoming unsustainable.
by Andrea OSúilleabháin, editor
The call for national and local ownership of peacebuilding and statebuilding design and practice has grown louder in recent years. The principles of leveraging local knowledge and attending to local context have gained increasing prominence and visibility in international policy. Yet translating these principles into practice—in terms of peacebuilding and statebuilding mechanisms, processes, and programs on the ground—is an enduring challenge for the United Nations and international actors.
UNFPA to Highlight Special Needs of Women and Girls at the Syria Donors’ Conference in Kuwait
International appeals for Syria crisis less than 10% funded
The number of people in need of assistance in Syria and beyond continues to rise dramatically, while funding is not keeping up. Wealthy countries meeting on Tuesday in Kuwait to pledge aid have a chance to turn this around, but they must dig deeper than last year. Failure to do so will have a devastating effect on millions of civilians in Syria and its neighboring countries, Oxfam said.
(MissionNewswire) Four years after the outbreak of civil war in Syria, Salesian missionaries continue to operate centers in Kafroun and the particularly high conflict areas of Aleppo and Damascus. Each of the three centers is staffed by three Salesian priests and a deacon and have been in operation since well before the start of the war providing educational classes, meeting space and social development and sporting activities to youth and their families. The centers also offer trauma counseling, emergency shelter, nutritious meals and medical referrals to those in need.
KUWAIT, March 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti, UN and charity officials pinned hope the Third International Pleding Humanitarian Conference for Syria would meet its objectives and thus alleviate suffering of millions of Syrians, internally displaced and refugees in neighboring countries.
17 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance in January
USD 1,452,821 were injected into local economy through vouchers/e-cards in January 2015
• January distribution took place in six distribution sites (Obour, 6th of October,
Alexandria, Damietta, Marsa Matrouh and Mansoura). A total of 86,576 beneficiaries were reached (83,720 Syrian and 2,856 Syrian Palestinian Refugees), meeting 96% of the target.
• Given available funds region-wide, Egypt operations decreased the value of food voucher to US$17 instead of US$24, applying 30% reduction.
More than 600,000 USD injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance in January 2015
59,281 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
6,781acute/chronic PHC consultations for girls, women, boys and men in Januray 2015
• UNICEF, WHO and UNHCR are meeting regularly to prepare for all actions needed to address the Syrian refugees’ mainstreaming in the public primary health care (PHC) system in Cairo planned to start in April 2015 and the related joint communication strategy.