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23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH DURING July 2017

Many new health facilities established in northern Syria. Child marriage campaign launched in Lebanon.

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)
379,395 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians
8,955 deliveries supported, including 3,409 C-section deliveries
49,422 family planning services
11,679 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians
17,619 women accessed women safe spaces

23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • About 20,000 to 50,000 people in Syria’s Raqqa city continue to live under dire humanitarian conditions and fear for their lives and protection as military operations intensify. Water and electricity has been reportedly cut-off for more than a month. People are forced to collect unsafe water, exposing them to the risk of waterborne diseases. Unexploded ordnances and landmines continues to be a serious safety concern.

22 Aug 2017 description

Cairo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the National Coordination Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP) are organizing two trainings on Countering Trafficking in Persons through Media for journalists and media professionals. Some 19 participants from six media institutions attended the first training on 16–17 August. The second training is scheduled for the last week of September.

21 Aug 2017 description

Far fewer refugees and migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean routes than in the first half of 2016,1 largely due to a drastic decrease in numbers crossing the sea to Greece.2 The first six months of 2017 saw an increase in the number of refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Central Mediterranean route to Italy, with 83,752 arrivals.3 However, due to lower arrival levels in July, numbers have remained at a similar level to last year. Arrivals also increased via the Western Mediterranean route to Spain (by 93%) compared to the same period last year.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR continues its strategic shift from the distribution of in-kind relief items to the provision of humanitarian cash assistance to refugees, primarily through ATM cards and vouchers.

These programmes target the most vulnerable and are linked to UNHCR’s innovative biometric iris scan registration system, to increase efficiency and reduce overheads and the risk of fraud.

Cash assistance provides greater dignity and choice for refugees, while providing benefits to the local economies where refugees are spending the cash they receive under these programmes.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

17 Aug 2017 description

These dashboards reflect selected aggregate achievements of 3RP regional sectoral indicators on the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 240 partners involved in the 3RP Inter-Agency Appeal in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Indicators are regionally aggregated and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-2017.

17 Aug 2017 description

So far in 2017, over 60,000 Syrian refugees in the 3RP countries have received or are receiving services related to the prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Furthermore, more than 21,000 individuals have been trained on protection including child protection and SGBV services.

17 Aug 2017 description

During 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.66 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in kind modality. 3,200 have individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while 7,700 individuals have been supported for improved nutritional practices.

17 Aug 2017 description

As at the end of May, some 900,600 Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in schools located in camps and host communities. Additionally, around 51,200 Syrian children are enrolled in informal education.

17 Aug 2017 description

By the end of May, over 1 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 27 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 73,000 were referred to secondary or tertiary health care. Furthermore, 343,000 children have been immunized and 17,800 health care staff have been trained.

17 Aug 2017 description

The basic needs sector aims to strengthen the capacities and resilience of local governance through development of simplified service delivery standards, provision of required equipment and skills development. Until May, 170,000 households have received core relief items in kind, which is just over 63 per cent of the targeted population. Approximately 294,000 households have received unconditional, sector specific or emergency cash assistance and over 203,000 households received seasonal support through cash or in kind assistance.

17 Aug 2017 description

3RP partners’ priority regarding the Shelter Sector continues to be the provision of adequate, affordable and sustainable housing options for refugees living in host communities. For refugees in camps, 3RP partners focus on rehabilitation efforts to improve the infrastructure of the camp and upgrade shelters in order to contribute to sustainable living. During 2017, 8,892 households in camps have received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades, while outside of camps 12,843 households received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades.

17 Aug 2017 description

So far in 2017, over 980,827 have benefited from access to adequate quantity of safe water through improved longerterm water systems. Approximately 290,000 people have gained access to appropriate sanitation facilities and services, and over 466,000 people have access to adequate quantity of safe water through temporary provision.

In Jordan, 45 kilometres of pipeline have been installed for the Za’atari camp water network and the foundation of two wastewater pumping stations completed. In Azraq camp, the new water network and borehole were commissioned.

17 Aug 2017 description

Since the start of 2017, Livelihoods Partners assisted 15,495 refugees and host community members with short-term and/or long-term employment opportunities and 36,247 youth and adults in increasing their employability through job training, internships, job placement and language courses. In addition, 18,747 host community members and the refugees have participated in community based activities to promote social cohesion.

15 Aug 2017 description

Egypt remains a destination and transit country for refugees and asylum-seekers, most of which live in urban areas.

Currently, 208,398 refugees and asylum-seekers of 63 different nationalities are registered with UNHCR Egypt. Over half are from Syria.

27,766 people have registered with UNHCR Egypt since the beginning of 2017; 9,098 registered in May and June alone.

KEY INDICATORS

13,579
households/cases received multi-purpose cash grants in June 2017

15 Aug 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

204,767
and asylum-seekers (all nationalities) registered as of April 2017

2,789
Unaccompanied and separated children currently registered

686
refugees submitted to resettlement countries in 2017

839
Refugees departed for resettlement in 2017

FUNDING

USD 79.3 M
Requested for the operation in 2017

Funded 18%
Gap 82%

Priorities

14 Aug 2017 description

During the reported period, Private Sector Partnership with Malaika; an export company for refined handicraft products, have been developed and is underway to operationalization. The company is going to utilize refugee artisans. Focus group discussions, testing exercises of work and field visits to their main production factory were conducted and further steps have been taken to start including Refugee Women in the different lines of production.

14 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR continued its joint capacity building programme with the Ministry of Education. During this reporting period, 361 teachers were trained. The training was conducted over a period of one week by senior academics from MoE and University professors. The training targetted maths and science teachers working with Syrian refugee students attending public schools in Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Sharkeyya, Qalyoubeyya and Damietta.