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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis 8 - 21 July 2014

Highlights:

  • Syria: IOM successfully reached the besieged area of Madamiyet Elsham as well as affected areas in the eastern and northern parts of Madamiyeh in Rural Damascus and assisted around 25,000 displaced and affected individuals through the provision of 5,000 hygiene kits.

  • Iraq: IOM distributed 32 In-Kind Grants (IKG) for Syrian refugees living in Darashakran Camp, Erbil. Since the beginning of the crisis, 1,635 individuals have benefitted from IOM’s livelihood assistance.

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Syria Crisis Response Updated 24 July 2014

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 2,929,646 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. In 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. Children make up 51% of the refugee population. There are now an estimated 1,494,119 refugee children in the region.

OUR RESPONSE

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Three Syrian Refugees Who Turned Suffering into Opportunity

Yasmine has always been drawn to all things beautiful. As a young girl, she was able to see beauty in places where others did not. She did not know then this was a gift that would help Yasmine in her adult life when she would be faced with her greatest challenge: fleeing civil war in Syria and living as a refugee in a camp, far away from the only family, livelihood and culture she had ever known.

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Jordan's Quiet Emergency

Report
Pulitzer Center

ALICE SU

When the adhan sounds, a sigh of relief ripples across the room. The call to prayer marks the end of the day’s Ramadan fasting and the go-ahead for seven disabled children, six volunteers, one grandmother, and two supervisors, all from Syria, to dig into the mountain of McDonald’s in front of them.

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Protection)

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

Inter-Agency Strengthening SGBV and Child Protection Services and Systems Project In June 2014, orientation sessions on the AMANI campaign were conducted in Zaatari and Azraq for field-staff from the Child Protection and SGBV Sub-Sectors, and coordinated campaign activities organized. In June, four trainings on the SOPs and referral pathways were also conducted for humanitarian staff working in the CP and SGBV sectors as well as for service providers in other sectors.

Early Marriage

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Health)

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

  • First round of Sub National Immunization Days conducted from 8th – 19th June in camps and outside the camps; 199,439 children 0-5 years including 75,395 Syrian and 11,959 other nationalities reached with two drops of oral polio vaccine

  • During June 3,915 new arrival Syrian refugee children aged 6 months -15 years were vaccinated against measles by IOM with a coverage of 99.9 %

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Shelter & Settlement)

June HIGHLIGHTS

Cash-for-rent guidelines taskforce:

The ShelterWG established a taskforce to develop guidelines for agencies involved with the provision of cash-for-rent assistance. Agencies presented their activities at the first taskforce meeting and discussed best practices, challenges and achievements of this intervention. During the second meeting a draft was developed and is now waiting for recommendations and approval from the chair of the Cash working group.

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Education)

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

National level:

Contingency Planning: The Contingency Plan for education sector was developed in a consultative way and prepositioning of educational supplies and humans resources were identified with key actions.

ESWGWork Plan – mid-year review: The mid-yearWorkplan review and monitoring was conducted in a consultative way with ESWG members and showed that all the planned activities are on track.

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Food Security)

Communities: IRWhas been distributing 5,557 food packages to both Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Amman, Irbid, Mafraq, Baqaa camp and Southern Jordan.
This distribution of food packages will be on-going during the holy month of Ramadan only. IRWwill be donating 1,000 food packages.

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis and region (22 July 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide humanitarian support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

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Saudi clinics treat 2,158 Syrians in Al-Zaatari camp in Jordan

A number of specialized Saudi clinics located in the Al-Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan have intensified their efforts to provide medical care for Syrian patients, as directed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. The Regional Director of the Saudi Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria, Dr. Badr bin Abdulrahman Al-Samhan, said that the Saudi clinics have finished their 80th week of service at the Al-Zaatari camp by providing medical treatment to 2,185 Syrian patients.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Population-Based Health Access Assessment for Syrian Refugees in Non-Camp Settings Throughout Jordan

Introduction

Background

The Syrian conflict, now in its fourth year, has resulted in over 120,000 deaths, of which nearly 11,000 are women and children. 2013 saw the number of people in need in Syria increase from 4 million to over 9 million, while the number of refugees registered with UNHCR in neighboring countries increased from around 550,000 to 2,300,000. By late Spring 2014, the number has risen to more than 2,775,00.