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28 Jun 2017 description
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** - Syria:** Between 1 and 31 May, IOM provided over 7,400 displaced persons and returnees in Rural Damascus with family water kits. Moreover, IOM’s livelihood project is ongoing, targeting IDP population in four camps in Idleb with livelihood assistance and establishment of market areas.

27 Jun 2017 description

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  • In May, WFP resumed life-saving assistance to over 60,000 Syrians stranded at the north-eastern border with Syria, the Berm, for the second time this year. The distribution was carried out through a third party contractor. The distribution is complemented with registration through iris scanning being conducted by third party monitors and through UNHCR.

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

26 Jun 2017 description

by Kizito Makoye

Practical and affordable, solar energy is being deployed on a growing scale to provide essential services for refugee camps in Africa and the Middle East

DAR ES SALAAM, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water.

26 Jun 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

Below-average precipitation limits production potential

Stable cereal import requirements in 2017/18

Rate of inflation increases supported by domestic demand

Refugees from the Syrian Arab Republic continue to put strain on local resources

Below-average precipitation limits production potential

23 Jun 2017 description

By: Lisa Abou Khaled and Rima Cherri

In Lebanon and Jordan, providing daily meals gives a sense of community back to refugees fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon – As the sun sinks, the Ramadan Kitchen in Lebanon’s fertile Bekaa Valley is a hive of activity, buzzing with the sounds of clanging pots and pans, food being packaged into plastic containers and the laughter and chatter of a hundred cooks and volunteers.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • In Syria, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to several locations continued to be hampered due to ongoing or renewed hostilities. During May 2017, only three interagency convoys to Duma, Wadi Barada and Jirud in Rural Damascus took place, with UNICEF delivering multi-sectoral assistance to 42,000 people in need.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Redhum, REACH Initiative

This area-based city profi le details the main results and fi ndings from an assessment conducted by IMPACT initiatives in Mafraq city between January and April 2017 which aimed at piloting an innovative methodology. Conducted at neighbourhood and city level, the pilot focused on:

1) Understanding areas, through delineating boundaries of community and service areas,

21 Jun 2017 description

The precipitation levels in May were average compared to the long-term average of the month (2001-2016) in crop-growing areas in the north such as Adjloun, Jarash and Irbid and parts of south-central governorates, Al-Balqa, Madaba and Al-Karak. The rest of the country received above average rainfall. Compared to May last year, Adjloun, Jarash and Irbid as well as most parts of the country received greater amount of monthly rainfall, which could benefit seasonal crops and grazing areas.

21 Jun 2017 description
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Mental Health and Social Inclusion

In and long after emergencies people face a wide range of mental health difficulties (1). In this issue of our quarterly Equal Access Monitor (EAM), we are tackling the struggle of persons with psychosocial disability (people with long term impairment) * and psychosocial distress (personal distress) to gain access to mental health and psychosocial services in emergency contexts.

21 Jun 2017 description

Avant-propos

Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

21 Jun 2017 description
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Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals

21 Jun 2017 description
  • 578.0 M required for 2017

  • 122.9 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements

  • 455.1 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

21 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Ben Thompson

WASHINGTON — Researchers have developed a questionnaire for aid groups working with teenage Syrian refugees that measures resilience – the ability to overcome challenges. Aid groups, including Mercy Corps, are using it to identify obstacles to resilience, and factors that increase self-confidence.

“Access to peers, access to mentors, family, education? What is helping young people overcome adversity?” said Matt Streng, Mercy Corps’ Director of Youth, Gender and Girls.

20 Jun 2017 description

1,599.4 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,328 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018

489.3 M contributions received, representing 31% of requirements

1,110.1 M funding gap for the Syria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD