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Australia provides $20 million for children affected by Syrian crisis

Today I am announcing that Australia will provide $20 million for children in Lebanon and Jordan who have fled across borders as refugees due to the Syrian crisis.

The funding will be provided to the United Nations’ ‘No Lost Generation’ initiative to help build better futures for these children by improving their education and addressing the violence and displacement they have faced.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 2 - 15 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With access easier, food for 112,500 people enters Syria’s hard-to-reach Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa governorates in the first two weeks of April. An inter-agency convoy brings WFP food assistance to IDP camps in Idleb for the third time since the beginning of March, raising hopes of more regular future deliveries.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - Education

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Enrolment rates in formal education among school‐aged children across the region remain extremely low, with some 44 per cent enrolled in school across the five refugee hosting countries. This figure ranges from 83 per cent in Egypt, 55 per cent in Jordan, 42 per cent in Turkey, 35 per cent in Lebanon, and 31 per cent in Iraq.

Critical investments in school infrastruc ture and capacity are therefore continuing. In Iraq, access has increased with the completion of five new schools, including one secondary school, in three camps in Dohuk Governorate.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The 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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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 28 March - 10 April 2014

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than one million Syrian refugees have approached UNHCR for assistance in Lebanon. Refugees from Syria now equal one-quarter of the resident population. The host country has experienced serious economic shocks due to the conflict in Syria, including a decline in trade, tourism and investment and an increase in public expenditures.

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Greening: act now for Syrian children

Justine Greening urges international donors to deliver on their promises to help thousands of children affected by conflict in Syria.

International donors must deliver on their promises and not forget the millions of children traumatised by the Syrian conflict who continue to need support, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has warned.

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Syria Crisis Response Updated 7 April 2014

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

  • According to UNHCR 2,649,493 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 1,351,241 refugee children in the region.

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #12, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of individuals killed in the first three years of the Syria crisis surpasses 150,000, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) expects below-average harvests in May due to persistent insecurity and drought conditions.

  • U.N. official reports access restrictions continue to impede assistance delivery.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The 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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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 19 March - 1 April 2014

Highlights

  • WFP dispatches food for over 4.1 million people in all 14 Syrian governorates during the March cycle.
    Two inter-agency convoys reach besieged Douma in eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, for the first time since October 2012, delivering food for 8,000 people.

  • WFP provides assistance for 50,000 people in Al-Hasakeh through unprecedented UN inter-agency convoy across the Turkey border.

  • Worsening security in northern areas of Lebanon restricts access to beneficiaries for WFP and partners.

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April Regional Analysis for Syria - RAS

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Talks allowed for limited humanitarian aid to be delivered to Homs although greater improvement is needed, stresses the first quarterly Regional Analysis of the Syria Conflict (RAS).

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Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 19

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA provides reproductive health and GBV services to 11,800 women in the most affected areas and supports the Syria Family Planning Association’s health clinic in Hab Nemra in Homs with staff, equipment, and medicine to enable 10,000 people to benefit from services. UNFPA reveals the findings of needs assessment in Aleppo, Homs and Tartous.