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28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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• Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities.

• In Syria, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. The BTL initiative aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign. Unique to this year’s campaign is the launching of the self-learning programme, which targets 315,000 out-of-school children this year.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

24 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP will cease assistance to 229,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in communities in Jordan from September.
  • Based on the results of Iraq’s Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment, WFP will reduce its caseload by almost half starting next month.
  • WFP has developed plans until the end of 2015 for each of the countries in the region, channelling its limited available resources to support the most vulnerable among Syrian refugees.
24 Aug 2015 description

3RP partners supporting education ministries' initiatives for access to quality education

During the month, education partners continued to work with the education ministries in refugee hosting countries on initiatives to ensure that vulnerable children from the refugee and host communities are able to access education.

24 Aug 2015 description

11,444 refugees have been submitted for resettlement or humanitarian admission - 40 per cent of the 2015 target

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

In Turkey, the registration of Syrian refugees by the Government of Turkey continues. More than 1.7 million Syrian refugees have now been registered with biometric records, and 3RP partners have provided 11 mobile registration trucks to support the Government in this respect since the start of the year.

23 Aug 2015 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 2015, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.27 million refugees by end-2015.

21 Aug 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

19 Aug 2015 description

STATEMENT BY UNRWA COMMISSIONER-GENERAL PIERRE KRÄHENBÜHL ON THE 2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR

East Jerusalem

I am pleased to declare the 2015/16 UNRWA school year open. Students will return to school according to plan in Palestine on 24 August, in Jordan on 1 September, in Lebanon on 7 September and in Syria on 13 September.

19 Aug 2015 description

SG/SM/17020-PAL2195

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is greatly relieved that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will be able to open its school year, safeguarding the education of 500,000 students in United Nations schools across the Middle East.

19 Aug 2015 description

New UK funding for UNRWA will help ensure schools reopen for half a million Palestinian children in time for new school year.

The UK has agreed an additional donation of £3 million ($4.69 million) to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), International Development Minister Desmond Swayne announced today.

19 Aug 2015 description

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Wednesday 8/19/2015 - 13:30 GMT

The United Nations said Wednesday the academic year for Palestinian refugee children will start as scheduled despite a funding crisis which had threatened the schooling programme.

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

16 Aug 2015 description
report Save the Children
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REGIONAL OVERVIEW SYRIA KEY FACTS

According to UNHCR 4,016,227 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. In 2014 more than 895,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,500 per day.

Children make up 51.1% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,052,292 refugee children in the region.

12 Aug 2015 description

BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin concluded a visit to Jordan and Lebanon on Thursday by calling upon the international community to continue supporting Syrian refugees displaced in neighbouring countries and appealing to the world not to forget this crisis.

11 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 5-11 August 2015

Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.

10 Aug 2015 description

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  • Syria: 25% of IOM’s NFI distribution ex-Damascus took place in cross-line areas in Al-Hassakeh governorate. Moreover, needs assessments were conducted in hard-to-reach areas in Aleppo Governorate. Based on the results,
    IOM’s hub in Turkey will prepare a shipment of NFIs to be distributed to the most vulnerable families. In July,
    IOM’s hub in Jordan managed three convoys, including 44 trucks, for humanitarian assistance for southern Syria.

07 Aug 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

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SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

UNFPA-assisted partners deliver 83,567 reproductive health and gender-based violence (GBV) services to people affected by the crisis in Damascus, Aleppo, Sweida, Lattakia, Tartous, Homs, Hasakah, and Hama.

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07 Aug 2015 description

Summary:

The Syrian conflict, now in its fourth year, has resulted in more than 150,000 deaths according to UNOCHA of which nearly 11,000 are women and children. As at 4 September 2014, there were 10.8 million people in need in Syria and 6.45 million of them internally displaced. Also, UNHCR reports that there are over 3 million Syrian refugees in the neighbouring countries.

06 Aug 2015 description
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  • USAID/FFP announces an additional $65 million in emergency food assistance for the Syria crisis

  • As of June 30, the conflict in Syria had killed more than 11,000 people in 2015, including more than 8,000 civilians

  • On July 9, the number of Syrian refugees surpassed four million people, increasing the scale of the world’s largest refugee crisis

04 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

4 August 2015 – Voicing concern over the financial situation confronting the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all donors to urgently ensure adequate and sustainable financing for vital services as soon as possible.

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing what it has described as its “most severe financial crisis ever.” Presently, it requires $100 million to begin the 2015-2016 academic year in some 700 schools for half a million students across the Middle East.