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17 Jan 2017 description

4 859 908 registered Syrian refugees (including 29 000 registered in North African countries).
Estimated 110 000 Palestine refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries, Egypt and Europe.

6.3 million
280 000 internally displaced Palestine refugees

16 Jan 2017 description

As a result of the lack of livelihoods opportunities in Zaatari camp, UNHCR and partners have focused their efforts on providing a significant number of services through Cash for Work (CfW); an initiative in which refugees are renumerated for supporting partner programming in the camp.

15 Jan 2017 description

Key messages

  • The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs are huge, population displacement persists and fighting continues in many parts of the country. In Aleppo and in other areas of the country the scale of destruction is massive; needs for basic services, protection, shelter and infrastructures are widespread in both urban and rural areas.

14 Jan 2017 description
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Syria- version 3
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Technical Annex - version 3

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2015) 8936 final and conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2016 general budget of the European Union.

AMOUNT: EUR 379 400 000

13 Jan 2017 description
report MAP International

Delivery marks $6 billion in wholesale-value medicine donated globally by Georgia-based nonprofit

BRUNSWICK, Ga., Jan. 12, 2017—MAP International is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis by delivering urgently needed medicines and emergency supplies to people who have fled to neighboring Jordan for safety. The U.N. Refugee Agency estimates more than 4 million people have fled Syria, and are desperately in need of medical assistance and care after escaping their war-torn home country.

12 Jan 2017 description
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Arabic version

The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) mobilizes and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to urgent needs for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as well as vulnerable Jordanians affected by the Syrian crisis. The fund operates within the frame of the Jordan Response Plan and the UNSC resolutions 2165, 2191, 2258 and 2332.

To date the Fund has allocated US$11.9 Million to a total of 33 projects in host communities and camps, of which 11 projects support the needs of vulnerable Syrians in Southern Syria.

12 Jan 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan covering the period January to December 2016

Funding level

  • 3RP Requirements: $4,539,342,336
  • Funding received: $2,673,092,389
  • % funded: 59%
12 Jan 2017 description
  • 584.0 M required for 2016

  • 272.4 M contributions received, representing 47% of requirements

  • 311.6 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

All figures are displayed in USD

12 Jan 2017 description

Lian Saifi

“We had forgotten how it feels like to be in a warm house,” says Hiyam (37) from Syria.

She lives in Azraq refugee camp situated in the cold Jordanian desert. Together with her husband, Nihad (48), and four of their six children, she fled her home in Homs in 2016.

She has not seen her two eldest children in three years.

“I am dying to hold Hiba in my arms,” says Hiyam, talking about her eldest daughter, who got married before the war and travelled to Mecca. Their eldest son fled to Turkey.

09 Jan 2017 description

How has the war in Syria impacted access to higher education?

Before the civil war, a quarter of Syrians went on to training or higher education. Five years later, the conflict has put a serious dent in education access for Syrians in the country and those who have been displaced, threatening to create an entire generation without higher education.

09 Jan 2017 description
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2017 oPt emergency appeal fact sheet
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2017 Syria emergency appeal fact sheet

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched today two international appeals totaling US$ 813 million to fund the emergency response to the crisis in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and to meet the critical humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, including those displaced into Lebanon and Jordan. UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl said: “1.6 million Palestine refugees, who are more insecure than ever and whose needs are growing, require our resolute action.

09 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

By Redha Sardar

ANKARA, Jan 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti humanitarian organizations are exerting great efforts to rescue children of displaced families in Aleppo northern Syria and those seeking refuge in Turkey.

Children are the most affected category in the ongoing war, especially in such low winter temperatures. Displaced Syrians are living in severe conditions lacking the basic needs of life including water, electricity, medicine and food.