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30 Apr 2017 description

Iraqi Yazidi families who have sought refuge among fellow Yazidi communities in Armenia are finding it hard to integrate.

By Nicola Kelly

ARAKS, Armenia, April 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shortly before midnight outside a poorly-lit barn in southern Armenia, Sevak Mouradyan is funnelling gallons of petrol into plastic canisters and humming a traditional Yazidi anthem to himself.

He pauses for a moment, squints through the darkness towards a group of men drinking tea and begins to shout orders.

30 Apr 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. Achievements are regionally aggregated and cumulative from the start of 2017 and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-

30 Apr 2017 description

The continued strategic priority for the Sector is to provide assistance to meet the ongoing basic needs of Syrian refugees , based on a multi-sectoral household profiling and identification methodology, specific to each country.

The Sector continues to aim to provide assistance to the poorest populations to ensure that they can meet their survival needs in a manner that allows choice and promotes dignity.

30 Apr 2017 description

"We regret the unintentional loss of civilian lives ... and express our deepest sympathies to the families ..." - Pentagon statement.

WASHINGTON, April 30 (Reuters) - At least 352 civilians have been killed in U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday.

30 Apr 2017 description

The Food Security Sector is committed to maintaining targeted programmes for direct food access for the most vulnerable.

The Sector recognizes that food assistance is a pre-requisite and necessary enabler to increase resilience programming that promotes dietary diversity, supports sustainable food production and improves livelihoods and employment opportunities.

30 Apr 2017 description

In February 2017, 3RP partners continued to support the scaling up of access opportunities for refugee and host-community children and youth, with some of the highlights noted below.

30 Apr 2017 description

Demand for health services from Syrian refugees continues to place a large burden on national health systems across the region. The focus of the 3RP health strategy is twofold; strengthening the capacity of public health infrastructure to cope with the large caseload of Syrian refugees, and providing direct and targeted support to the most vulnerable populations who lack access to critical health services.

30 Apr 2017 description

In 2017, promoting access to safety remains a core focus of coordinated advocacy and protection efforts. Borders continue to be managed, with the increase in the number of registered Syrian refugees in late 2016 arising from those who were already present in the region coming forward to seek registration.

30 Apr 2017 description

The Shelter Sector priority remains to ensure adequate, affordable and sustainable housing options, primarily for refugees living in urban, peri-urban and rural areas, but also for vulnerable host community members. The Sector continues to move towards support to refugees in urban locations being based upon the inter-agency vulnerability analysis of families.

30 Apr 2017 description

The overarching goal of the WASH Sector in the coming two years is to enhance more sustainable and cost-effective WASH services for the Syrians living in camps/settlements and having more efficient, cost-effective and equity-driven service providers in areas with a significant proportion of Syrians living in host communities.

30 Apr 2017 description

Mosul, Iraq, 27 April 2017 - Hamam Al Alil Field Hospital, the second in a chain of trauma field hospitals, opened its doors to treat casualties from West Mosul as part of a joint initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the Federal Ministry of Health, Ninewa Department of Health, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

30 Apr 2017 description
report iMMAP

April 23, 2017
• Iraqi Air Forces launched airstrikes on the areas of Mosul Al-Qadimah and Al-Refaee neighborhood on the western side of Mosul city, which targeted tens of ISIS fighters and their equipment.

• ISIS attacked Popular Mobilization Forces with shells containing poisonous chlorine gas in Ain Al-Hissan village west of Telafer city.

• Three members of Iraqi Military Forces were killed due to an ISIS suicide attack in Al-Ureij village south of Mosul city.

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  1. In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$6.2 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.0 billion (16%), which leaves a shortfall of $5.2 billion (84%).

  2. The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.65 billion (30%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.92 billion (70%).

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Erbil, 30 April 2017 – Iraq’s Ministry of Planning launched the first round of discussions on the National Development Plan of Iraq (NDP) 2018-2022. The three-day conference was jointly organized in Erbil by the Ministry of Planning and the Local Area Development Programme (LADP), a project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the European Union (EU).

30 Apr 2017 description

Erbil, 10 April 2017 – Over 60 Iraqi officials from the federal and local governments convened in Erbil to participate in the workshop Implementing the New Urban Agenda through Enhanced Planning Capacity and Responsiveness to Citizens’ Needs. The workshop was held on 07-10 April 2017, and was jointly organized by UN-Habitat and the UNDP Local Area Development Programme (LADP), funded by the European Union (EU).

30 Apr 2017 description
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BAGHDAD, 30 April 2017 – The Government of Japan is continuing to support activities of UNOPS in the Middle East region, providing new funding of over USD 16 million, of which USD 3,122,500 are dedicated to those in Iraq. The “Improving the Impact and Effectiveness of Community Police in the Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq” project will be implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), in partnership with the Government of Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq.

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(Baghdad, 30 April 2017): A group of 36 Yazidi survivors including women, men and children have recently been rescued from slavery, having been held in captivity by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for nearly three years. The Yazidi survivors safely reached Duhok two nights ago.

29 Apr 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief supports 3m Syrians with £43m response

Health programmes, counselling services and vital food distributions reach most vulnerable in protracted crisis