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29 Sep 2016 description

Partners continued to provide critical health care services to vulnerable refugees

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In Turkey, 3RP Partners provided medical devices to fully equip the hospital in Suruc refugee camp, which currently hosts some 28,000 Syrian refugees. Partners also provided transportation to 865 refugees in Adiyaman camp to enable them to access health services in Adiyaman’s city centre and Gaziantep. Furthermore, 35 patients with chronic illness were transported from the camps to the hospitals in Adana, Gaziantep and Malatya.

29 Sep 2016 description

These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2016, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.69 million refugees by end-2016.

29 Sep 2016 description
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The Directorate of General Security (GSO) in Lebanon replaced the pledge not to work by the pledge to abide by Lebanese laws as part of the residency renewal requirements. The USD 200 fee is, nevertheless, still necessary. UNHCR is also advocating for all GSO offices to accept the UNHCR registration certificates instead of proof of a Lebanese sponsor for the residency renewal, because of reports connecting the sponsorship to exploitation of refugees.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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  • UNICEF and partners have launched the “Back to School” campaign for the academic year 2016/2017 in Jordan in early August with similar initiatives ongoing across other Syria crisis countries to encourage increased and equitable access to quality education and learning for all children including young Syrian refugees.

22 Sep 2016 description

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  • Syria: In August, IOM reached 64,504 beneficiaries in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Al-Hasakeh, and Al Quneitra governorates with 20,020 NFIs, out of which 62% were distributed in hard-to-reach areas (of which 51% were in crossline areas).

  • Lebanon: On 24 August, 460 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host community members in South Lebanon received non-food item kits from IOM. Since January, a total of 3,765 individuals have benefited from IOM’s NFI distributions.

21 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly
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Letter of transmittal

Letter dated 1 July 2016 from the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East addressed to the President of the General Assembly

19 Sep 2016 description

As a new school year gets under way across the Middle East, a major injection of funds from the European Union is boosting efforts to provide learning opportunities and protection to hundreds of thousands of children and youth who have fled the Syria conflict.

19 Sep 2016 description

First countries to receive funding from the Education Cannot Wait initiative announced at a meeting of its High Level Steering Group.

The first countries to receive funding from the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) initiative were announced today at a meeting of its High Level Steering Group, attended by International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

16 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Educating Refugee Children in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan

(New York) – Human Rights Watch has created a dedicated webpage on access to education for Syrian refugee children, whose school year begins this month, in advance of the New York summits on the global refugee and migration crisis. In addition to the latest Human Rights Watch findings, statistics, and recommendations, the webpage contains numerous links to videos and photos for journalistic use.

16 Sep 2016 description
report World Vision
  • Millions of children are depending on EU and world leaders at UN summit to commit to concrete actions to address the issues causing children to flee their homes

  • Aid and development agency World Vision says political inaction must end

  • While EU Member States stall, more children fall victim to exploitation and violence

September 16, BRUSSELS – For children suffering the effects of adult wars, next week represents the best chance of hope many have had in years.

15 Sep 2016 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a publié aujourd’hui un rapport montrant que plus de la moitié - 3,7 millions - des six millions d’enfants en âge d’être scolarisés et relevant de sa compétence ne vont pas à l’école.

Quelque 1,75 million d’enfants réfugiés ne vont pas à l’école primaire et 1,95 million d’adolescents réfugiés ne sont pas scolarisés dans l’enseignement secondaire. Les réfugiés sont cinq fois plus susceptibles d’être déscolarisés que la moyenne mondiale.

15 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank
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Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016—Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root are the same 10 conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.

15 Sep 2016 description

In a report released today, the UN Refugee Agency says more than half of the 6 million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, released a report today showing that more than half – 3.7 million – of the 6 million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.

Some 1.75 million refugee children are not in primary school and 1.95 million refugee adolescents are not in secondary school, the report found. Refugees are five times more likely to be out of school than the global average.

15 Sep 2016 description

This booklet is directed towards the Food and Agricultural Organization Member States, UN system and all other potential partners, and sheds light on the role that resilient agriculture livelihoods can play in addressing some of the root causes of migration in protracted crises and assisting displaced populations and host communities to cope with protracted displacement. People with resilient livelihoods are better able to prevent, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of natural disasters on their lives.

14 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les pays participant aux deux sommets sur les réfugiés devraient s’engager à renforcer leurs offres de réinstallation et d’aide

14 Sep 2016 description

Access Campaign: As UN General Assembly starts, MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs

New MSF report exposes pharma industry failings and highlights new ways of researching and developing medicines that address public health needs

14 Sep 2016 description
report Save the Children

Fairfield, Conn. (September 14, 2016) — The world’s 65.3 million forcibly displaced people—who would make up the world’s 21st largest country based on population—are falling far behind others in terms of education, health, child marriage, and other key factors, a new report by Save the Children illustrates.

13 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

At Global Refugee Summits, Commit to Resettlement and Aid

(New York, September 13, 2016) – The massive refugee crisis demands an unprecedented global response, Human Rights Watch said today. At two summits on September 19 and 20, 2016, at the United Nations, world leaders should take bold steps to share responsibility for millions of people displaced by violence, repression, and persecution.

12 Sep 2016 description
report CARE

Syria Crisis: Increase in Syrian women fleeing the conflict alone, says report by CARE

Posted 9/12/16