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28 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

28 March 2015 – With a raft of ills plaguing the Arab world – from the “shameful” conflict in Syria to the “tinderbox” that is Gaza and the steadily unraveling situation in Yemen – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called upon leaders gathered in Egypt to work with each other and the United Nations to “strengthen our bonds for the people of this region and the security of our world.”

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7419th Meeting (AM)

‘We Are Being Slaughtered,’ Says Iraqi Lawmaker; Secretary-General Promises Action Plan by September

27 Mar 2015 description

Displaced populations across Iraq exceeds 2.6 million people


The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) is an International Organization for Migration (IOM) information man- agement tool that gathers specific information regarding the status and location of displaced persons across the country.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Countries Should Press All Parties to End Abuses

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council has missed a key opportunity to address war crimes and rights abuses by all sides to the conflict in Iraq. The council adopted a resolution on the Iraq conflict by consensus on March 27, 2015, that denounces atrocities by the extremist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS), but failed to condemn the abuses by militias, volunteer fighters, and Iraqi forces.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Caritas

Caritas heard about these families that are in state of absolute destitution a few weeks ago and has come to meet them. When the Caritas Iraq team arrived in this makeshift camp no one took any notice of them. Several organisations had previously come to see these families, asked them questions and promised to bring them aid. But since then they have never returned. So these abandoned families don’t believe in any possible support, and in part rely only on themselves.

27 Mar 2015 description

Baghdad, 27 March 2015 - The newly appointed Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Jẚn Kubiš arrived today in Baghdad and immediately assumed his responsibilities as the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations top envoy in the country.

Mr. Kubiš of Slovakia was appointed by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as his Special Representative for Iraq on 24 February 2015. He replaces former SRSG for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov.

27 Mar 2015 description
report War Child UK

A young boy makes a basket and pride covers his face. He loves all sports, but especially basketball. He practices every day if he can, even if nobody is watching.

He seems no different than millions of young boys around the world. He laughs and cheers as he scores another basket.

But his life is different. Very different.

He was displaced by conflict and now lives in a settlement with hundreds of families like his, dependent on aid and charity. He doesn’t know when he will go home, or when he can go back to school.

27 Mar 2015 description

Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa.

27 Mar 2015 description


This Annual Report sets out the collective achievements of over 155 actors - including host governments, UN agencies, NGOs, IOM, foundations and donors - to respond to the protection and assistance needs of refugees from Syria and impacted local communities under the Regional Response Plan (RRP6) in 2014.

27 Mar 2015 description

GENÈVE, 26 mars (HCR) – Le HCR a signalé jeudi que les guerres en Syrie et en Iraq – et les conflits armés, les violations des droits humains ainsi que la détérioration de la situation de sécurité et des conditions humanitaires dans d'autres pays – ont généré la plus forte hausse depuis 22 ans concernant le nombre de demandes d'asile déposées dans les pays industrialisés.

26 Mar 2015 description

Syrian refugees from Kobane and other areas continue to arrive through the Ibrahim Khalil border (3,025 individuals) and Peshkhabour border (450 individuals). Refugees report that conscription in the Kurdish controlled areas, and a deterioration of economic conditions in ISIL controlled areas, form the main reasons for the flight.
Refugees returning to Syria (1,362 individuals) claim family reunification, access to medical care, attending family events, and the high cost of living in the KR as their main reason for departure.

26 Mar 2015 description


• More than 28,000 refugees utilized available primary, secondary and tertiary health care services provided by the Directorate of Health (DoH) and NGO partners with the support of UN agencies. The overall health care utilization rate is increased during winter, more than 50% of consultation for acute conditions are for upper and lower respiratory infections.
An increasing number of scabies cases were reported as well, action plans were developed and implemented with health, WASH and camp coordination partners.

26 Mar 2015 description


On the 23rd February, IOM inaugurated a new market area in Qushtapa Camp which includes 20 business premises.

In-kind grants were distributed to Syrian refugees selected to run the businesses. Businesses established included a mobile repair shop, grocery, coffee shop, and barber shop. Mobile motorbike services and electrician businesses were also supported.

Vocational training activities for both non-camp and camp refugees were completed by DRC and IOM with over 150 beneficiaries across the two projects.