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06 Mar 2015 description

As the world marks International Women’s Day this Sunday, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls for greater efforts to protect and support women and girls, who are exposed to multiple forms of violence due to the conflict in Syria and who badly need access to critical healthcare services. Women are playing a vital role in helping families and communities survive this enduring trauma, now entering its fifth year, and they deserve far greater support and encouragement.

06 Mar 2015 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Jordan has directly assisted close to 400,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in both formal camps and host communities since it began operations in November 2012. NRC is the lead partner of UNHCR in Zaatari and Azraq camps in providing refugees with shelter and the management and distribution of nonfood items (NFIs).

06 Mar 2015 description

One million people injured, generations of Syrians sacrificed in the war.

Tens of thousands of victims of the Syrian conflict need orthopaedic fitting, a prosthesis or orthosis, and rehabilitation care.

Handicap International, which is already working in 4 countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria) to provide orthopaedic fitting and equipment and to care for the injured highlights the urgent need for immediate care to avoid permanent disabilities.

05 Mar 2015 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$122.62 million humanitarian aid package from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to targeted vulnerable people, many of whom are affected by conflict, in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Part of the funds will also support special logistics operations, which WFP runs in four of those countries.

05 Mar 2015 description

“The complex family, social, and economic challenges faced by Palestine refugees in Jordan can be addressed through collaborative efforts like the one implemented through the Marka project,” said UNRWA Deputy Director in Jordan, Dorothee Klaus. Dr. Klaus was speaking at a workshop with partners from a recently concluded two-year Marka project. The Marka project saw UNRWA, in partnership with UNICEF and community organizations, pilot a multidisciplinary referral pathway to address the relentless psychosocial challenges faced by Palestine refugee families in the Marka area in Jordan.

04 Mar 2015 description

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$15.39 million from the Government of Japan towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting more than 6 million conflict-affected Syrians both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries.

03 Mar 2015 description

General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

03 Mar 2015 description

Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.

03 Mar 2015 description

by Christiane Fröhlich , Matthew R. Stevens

The daily lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan have always been difficult, but until the winter of 2014-2015, they were defined more by concern about making ends meet than outright panic.

02 Mar 2015 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT: Opening of the World Humanitarian Summit Middle East and North Africa Regional Consultation with participation of global humanitarian leaders in Jordan.

WHO:

02 Mar 2015 description

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Storm Zeina swept through the Middle East in January and left over 400,000 Syrian refugees out in the cold in Lebanon.

26 Feb 2015 description

Mr. President,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Briefing this Council in 2013, I said the Syrian war had unleashed the worst humanitarian crisis of our times and posed a terrible threat to regional and global peace and security – risking an explosion that could engulf the entire Middle East.

Today, we must face the fact that this is exactly what happened.

26 Feb 2015 description

Background

Building on lessons learnt from 2012-2014 and the successes of the RRP system, the following work-plan is intended to set out key areas of focus for the inter-agency refugee coordination structures in first half 2015. The focus is at the inter-sector level including common processes between sectors and location based fora, as well as capacity building activities. It will be updated throughout the period.

26 Feb 2015 description

Jerusalem

Japan has announced a new US$ 32.2 million contribution to UNRWA. The donation will support urgent relief and recovery needs in Gaza, emergency assistance for Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, and the continuation of essential UNRWA services in the occupied Palestinian territory, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

This donation is the largest ever one-time contribution from Japan to UNRWA. Japan’s total annual contribution in 2014 was US$ 28.3 million, a considerable increase from US$ 15.5 million in 2011.

26 Feb 2015 description
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I. Introduction

1 . This twelfth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

26 Feb 2015 description

Syria - Humanitarian situation and conflict (ECHO, NGOs, Media)

  • On 23 February, ISIL forces kidnapped about 90 villagers including women and children after seizing the villages of Tal Shamiram and Tal Hermuz in north-east Syria according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. The abductions took place when ISIL attacked a number of largely Assyrian Christian villages along the banks of the Khabour river in Al-Hassakeh governorate.