- UNHCR: Jordan refugee response 2014 – Regional Response Plan 6: Support to Jordanian communities and institutions
- Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 20 Nov 2014
- IOM regional response to the Syria crisis (28 Oct - 17 Nov 2014)
Appeals & Funding
- 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan: Jordan Mid-Year Update
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
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.
Syria: IOM provided emergency Non-Food items (NFIs) for 19,560 displaced and affected individuals in cross-line and hard to reach areas in Rural Damascus and Al-Hasakeh governorates.
Jordan: Under the leadership of the MoH and in cooperation with WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR and partners, IOM supported the fourth national polio campaign 26 – 30 Oct 2014 through providing 16 cars and 3 buses to transport the MOH vaccination staff in Irbid, Mafraq, Zarqa, Karak Ma’an and Ajloun governorates.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announces nearly $135 million in new humanitarian assistance, bringing total U.S. Government contribution to the Syria crisis to more than $3 billion.
Humanitarian actors continue providing cold weather-appropriate relief items to populations in need.
U.N. report details the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) violations, including restrictions on humanitarian access.
· In Aleppo city, shortage of water supply is affecting at least 2 million people in the east and western parts. Reduction in the level of dams compounded with control of water supply by armed opposition groups is contributing to the current water crisis.
According to UNHCR 3,249,401 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. Children make up 52.3% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 1,699,436 refugee children in the region.
The number of new arrivals from Syria to Jordan has significantly decreased since 25 September, with no entries through informal border crossings registered by UNHCR since 1 November. Between 3,000 and 4,000 Syrian refugees are reportedly camped at the berm near the border at Rukban and Hadalat in north-eastern Jordan. UNHCR continues to advocate with authorities for access to the territory.
WFP food reaches 60,000 besieged civilians in Homs, Syria.
Food deliveries to Al Hasakeh through Nusaybin corridor underway for second consecutive month.
WFP supports Government of Lebanon's assistance to vulnerable Lebanese
WFP to expand assistance to non-camp refugees in Turkey.
Iraq’s Akre and Darashakran camps to transition to voucher assistance.
Snapshot 12–18 November
Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.
Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014
Mr. Chairman; Mr. Vice-Chairman; Distinguished Delegates; Colleagues,
The Government of Turkey reports 191,000 people from the northern Syrian city of Kobani have crossed into Turkey since 19 September. Of these, close to 15,000 people have traveled onward into the Kurdistan Region (KR-I) of Iraq since 25 September. In line with a decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Interior, all new arrivals from Kobani have been transferred to existing Syrian refugee camps in the KR-I.
Snapshot 5–11 November
Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.
This RAS Brief supplements the quarterly RAS reports and seeks to highlight key developments in Syria and the region in the past month. The quarterly RAS provides a more comprehensive, coherent analysis of the overall situation in the region as well as in each of the affected countries. The Strategic Needs Analysis Project welcomes all information that could complement these reports. For additional information, comments or questions please email SNAP@ACAPS.org.
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA reaches 20,300 women and girls of reproductive age in Damascus, Rural Damascus,
Homs, Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor, Al Raqa, Hama, Daraa, Tartous and Latakia with reproductive health and GBV services.
LEBANON: UNFPA conducts 85 awareness sessions on different reproductive health issues targeting 1,375 Lebanese and Syrian women. UNFPA in collaboration with KAFA’s listening and counseling centre provides GBV services to 678 Syrian women.
40th & 41st Meetings (AM & PM)
High Commissioner Warns: ‘We Can No Longer Pick Up the Pieces’
The real solution to the suffering and plight of refugees was not humanitarian action but political decisiveness, a top United Nations official told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today as it began its thematic debate on related issues, returnees and displaced persons.
Snapshot 29 October – 4 November
Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.
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.
10.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria (UNOCHA 30.09.2014), of which:
6.5 million people a re Internally Displaced Persons inside Syria. (UNOCHA 30.09.2014)