- Jordan Refugee Response - Inter-Agency Winterization Update, 12 Jan 2015
- UNHCR thematic update: Winter Assistance - Syria and Iraq Situations (Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Syria) 13 Jan 2015
- UNHCR: Living in the shadows - Jordan Home Visits Report 2014
Appeals & Funding
- Jordan Response Plan 2015 for the Syria Crisis
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
Switzerland - This week IOM received USD 3.25 million from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to support the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
The assistance, which includes USD 2 million for Lebanon and USD 1.25 million for Jordan, comes from the Global Fund’s Emergency Fund, a special initiative designed to provide quick financing to fight HIV, TB and malaria in emergency situations.
What began in 2011 in Syria as protests inspired by the Arab Spring has become an entrenched and bloody conflict that shows no sign of resolution.
Having fled from Jenin, Ahmed’s family sought refuge in Jordan in 1952. Two years later, Ahmed was born in tent in Irbid camp in Northern Jordan. “I received my first vaccination shot from an UNRWA health centre,” says Ahmed, who still lives in Irbid camp with his wife and six children. Ahmed recalls how UNRWA education, health and relief and social services have supported his family over the years. “I remember how UNRWA health centres transitioned from tents to zinc roofs and now to this new magnificent Irbid health center,” he chuckles.
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/ 2191
Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2191 (2014), the UN Security Council decided that United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners could continue until 10 January 2016 with notification to the Syrian authorities, to use the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha in addition to those already in use as originally authorized by resolution 2165 (2014). It also renewed the mandate of the Monitoring Mechanism created by that resolution in order to ensure compliance.
AMMAN, Jan 25 (KUNA) -- Volunteers of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributed here on Sunday about 140 tons of humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees living in makeshift shelters across the country.
In a statement to KUNA, Jassem Qamber, the KRCS delegation's head, said that the four-day aid campaign has so far delivered aid to about 300 Syrian refugee families.
Building on its continuing work, Qatar Charity field teams have been active over the past weeks in distributing emergency relief aid to Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, following the waves of snowstorms that have hit the region leading to significant loss of life and property.
Representatives from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Interior and representatives from Mafraq and Irbid municipalities with UNDP team members from the "Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Jordanian Vulnerable Host Communities project participated in a two days' workshop conducted by UNDP Lebanon based on invitation from UNDP Jordan titled: "Maps of Risks and Resources" (MRR).
In January 2015, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$99.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief in 12 countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low. Some $77.5 million will go to six countries affected by the crisis in Syria. Another $14 million will support aid operations in three countries in the Great Lakes Region in Africa, where the long running conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to have disastrous effects.
(New York, 23 January 2014) – The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated some US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in Syria and 11 other countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low.
Humanitarian organizations respond to impacts of severe winter weather in Syria and neighboring countries.
UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution renewing the mandate to conduct UN cross-border and cross-line humanitarian assistance.
In 2014, Syrians surpass Afghans as the largest refugee population covered under the global mandate of UNHCR.
As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.
- Food for 3.8 million people delivered to Syria’s hard-to-reach areas
- August’s 4.1 million the highest reached in any one month in Syria
- 1.9 million refugees reached in December
- 98 percent of regional assistance provided through vouchers, injecting US$1 billion since start of operations
The Syrian conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs continue to rise, population displacements continue, and an entire generation of children is being exposed to war and violence, increasingly deprived of basic services, education and protection.
SUPPORT INSIDE SYRIA
The UK has allocated £332 million to help people affected by the conflict in Syria, including in opposition held and contested areas. £154 million of this has been allocated to partners delivering aid across international borders (cross-border aid). Up to 50% of all UK assistance inside Syria this year will be delivered as cross border aid, targeted towards the 4.8 million people in hard to reach areas (UNOCHA 01.11.2014) which the UN estimate could be reached across borders.
A Syrian family of six live in one room on the top floor of an old building in Damascus. When a winter storm came in early January, the roof leaked, leaving all their clothes and blankets wet.
The mother cut the branches off trees to burn for warmth, but her son almost suffocated from the smoke. In desperation, she was forced to cut her daughter’s hair to sell to buy food for her children.
In response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation and suffering in Syria due to the winter storms are sweeping through Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and in line with directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and General Supervisor of the Saudi National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria, has directed the establishment of an urgent land relief bridge to transfer in-kind donations which were donated by Saudi citizens to Syrian refugees inside Syria and in neighboring countries.
The purpose and scope of the Inter-Agency Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)