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23 Mar 2017 description

The undersigned international and national NGOs and respective NGO coordination fora welcome the fact that the international community, under the impetus of the EU, is convening in Brussels to address and respond to the Syria crisis.

22 Mar 2017 description

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.

At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.

20 Mar 2017 description

The Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region aims at enhancing the effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in support of poor and vulnerable children and marginalized communities. It embraces both crisis situations as well as more stable but vulnerable contexts, strengthening resilience and providing opportunities for more inclusive development pathways and social stability.

19 Mar 2017 description

March 15, 2017 (Baltimore, Md.) – After six years of conflict, IOCC is urging continued support for programs to meet the needs of Syrian children and adolescents who face food insecurity, lack access to education, and bear deep psychological scars. Children displaced by the conflict in Syria as well as those who are now refugees outside of the country require support to address all aspects of their health and wellbeing.

16 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs are huge, population displacement persists and fighting continues in the country.

15 Mar 2017 description
report European Commission
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Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council: Elements for an EU Strategy for Syria
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Factsheet: The EU and the crisis in Syria

European Commission - Press release

Strasbourg, 14 March 2017

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a Joint Communication proposing a forward- looking EU strategy for Syria.

15 Mar 2017 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 committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

15 Mar 2017 description

15 March 2017 – “There is still suffering and much pain - but what keeps us going on is our courage to hope and our continued resilience.” These are the words of Lola Mousa, who originally hails from the countryside near the city of Homs in Syria.

14 Mar 2017 description

Human Appeal gather cross-party support to mark six years of Syrian conflict

Human Appeal, a humanitarian aid charity based in Greater Manchester, held an event in Parliament yesterday (Monday 13th March) to highlight the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict. The event, in the River Room at the House of Lords, was co-hosted by Caabu (Council of Arab and British Understanding) and Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, Labour Peer Lord Dubs, Channel 4’s award-winning Syrian film maker and journalist Wa’ad al-Kateab and Human Appeal CEO Othman Moqbel.

13 Mar 2017 description

Are you looking for PSEA Networks at country levels ?

Three SEA coordination mechanisms exist in CAR: HCT, UNCT, and SRSG/MINUSCA. Common actors bridge the task-forces at both senior and technical levels i.e. HC, DHC, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF. (HCT) PSEA Task Force

13 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas Australia

Six years ago, on 15 March, 2011, there was an escalation of the conflict in Syria. Since then, the war has claimed over 400,000 lives and uprooted more than half of Syria’s 22 million people.

As it enters its seventh year, Syrian children are now growing up and starting school in countries like Jordan and Lebanon.

13 Mar 2017 description

Six years since the start of the war in Syria, 13.5 million people remain in need of aid in dire and deteriorating conditions. Half as many are displaced in their own country, with almost five million refugees in neighbouring countries where conditions keep getting increasingly desperate.

09 Mar 2017 description
report World Vision


The scale and volatility of displacement caused by the crisis in Syria is difficult to grasp.

In December 2016, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) estimated that 6.5 million people were displaced within Syria and a further 4.8 million refugees in neighbouring countries. Half of them were children.

08 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.

08 Mar 2017 description

Key message

As many as 1 million people are estimated to remain beyond the reach of humanitarian aid, inside Mosul city and other areas still under IS control. The UN estimates that up to 750 000 people are to be directly affected by the conflict in Western Mosul.

There are currently 3.1 million internally displaced people (IDPs).
Over 260 000 Iraqis have been displaced since the beginning of Mosul military operations on 17 October 2016. Out of these, approximately 200 000 are still displaced, the majority of whom are living in camps in Ninewa.

07 Mar 2017 description

Catherine Bellamy, Simone Haysom, Caitlin Wake and Veronique Barbelet
February 2017

More than 4.7 million refugees have fled Syria, most of them to neighbouring countries including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. With 10% of Syrian refugees currently residing in camps, host governments and aid agencies have had to rethink conventional refugee assistance programmes designed for camp-based responses.

01 Mar 2017 description


  • UN-led peace talks commence in Geneva on February 23

  • Up to 10,000 people flee from opposition-held areas of Dar’a amid recent clashes

  • Insecurity prompts UN to suspend cross-border assistance via the Bab alHawa,
    Ramtha border crossings

  • Relief agencies express concern regarding recent attacks on health infrastructure and personnel