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Situation Overview

  1. Humanitarian Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.04 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 908.8 million, followed by Yemen, Palestine and Iraq. In total, the appeals and HRPs are 32.1% funded.

  2. The Syria Response Plan (SRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 7.42 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.5 billion (33.7%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.92 billion (66.3%).

02 Sep 2015 description

In recent weeks, the upsurge of Syrians seeking asylum in European countries has overwhelmed existing capacity. According to UNHCR, as of July 2015 almost 350,000 Syrians have applied for asylum in Europe since the conflict in Syria began, nearly half applying in Germany and Sweden and one third in Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands combined.

01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan

28 Aug 2015 description

BEIRUT, Lebanon | AFP | Friday 8/28/2015 - 15:47 GMT

Syria's four-and-a-half year conflict has driven half of the country's people to flee their homes, with the number of those who have left the country approaching 20 percent of the pre-war population.

At least 7.6 million people are displaced within Syria, which counted 23 million inhabitants at the start of the civil war.

More than four million have become refugees.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities.

• In Syria, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. The BTL initiative aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign. Unique to this year’s campaign is the launching of the self-learning programme, which targets 315,000 out-of-school children this year.

26 Aug 2015 description

57,409 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt


• UNHCR, through its education partner Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is assisting refugees to meet the cost of educating their children through the education grant paid to families. In July, 1600 households registered for the grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. This in terms of students means some 3,900 students will be getting the grant in the next few weeks enabling them to attend a meaningful education program, both in the formal and non-formal education sector.

26 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA, Aug 26 (UNHCR) – To help prevent more people from Syria fleeing into Europe, the UN refugee agency has repeated calls to increase and improve essential support in the countries of first asylum, such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey which are now home to more than four million refugees.

However, UNHCR noted that despite the urgent need for funds the Syria situation Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) remained under-funded, with just 33 per cent of the target figure currently met.

24 Aug 2015 description
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  • WFP will cease assistance to 229,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in communities in Jordan from September.
  • Based on the results of Iraq’s Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment, WFP will reduce its caseload by almost half starting next month.
  • WFP has developed plans until the end of 2015 for each of the countries in the region, channelling its limited available resources to support the most vulnerable among Syrian refugees.
24 Aug 2015 description

3RP partners supporting education ministries' initiatives for access to quality education

During the month, education partners continued to work with the education ministries in refugee hosting countries on initiatives to ensure that vulnerable children from the refugee and host communities are able to access education.

24 Aug 2015 description

11,444 refugees have been submitted for resettlement or humanitarian admission - 40 per cent of the 2015 target


In Turkey, the registration of Syrian refugees by the Government of Turkey continues. More than 1.7 million Syrian refugees have now been registered with biometric records, and 3RP partners have provided 11 mobile registration trucks to support the Government in this respect since the start of the year.

24 Aug 2015 description

Funding constraints remain amidst a deterioration in food security for Syrian refugees


WFP's ongoing efforts to continuously assess the vulnerability of the refugee population remains the basis against which assistance is channelled to those most in need. However, limited resources continued to result in reduced levels of support even to the most vulnerable Syrian families in June.

23 Aug 2015 description

These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2015, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.27 million refugees by end-2015.

21 Aug 2015 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 allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

19 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Broad ‘Terrorist Acts’ List May Criminalize Civil Disobedience

17 Aug 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

The death toll of the heatwave that is striking Sudan's Northern State increased to 16 on Saturday.

The authorities of Wadi Halfa at the Sudanese-Egyptian border, announced on Saturday that an Egyptian expatriate died that morning of a heatstroke.

Two others were admitted to the Wadi Halfa Hospital in a bad condition. One of them, an Ethiopian, was transferred to the intensive care unit.