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07 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 1–7 July 2015

Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.

07 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

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SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

UNFPA delivers 64,815 reproductive health services to 21,200 women, while around 1,000 women benefit from the UNFPA voucher system in Damascus, Rural Damascus, and Aleppo. UNFPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Syrian Family Planning Association (SFPA), inaugurates a new reproductive health clinic and women’s safe space in Al Hamidiyeh and HabNemra in the old city of Homs. UNFPA also distributes dignity kits to 21,433 women and 864 men residing in Bloudan and Homs.

07 Jul 2015 description

Situation

The past 4 years of this crisis have seen a further deterioration of the situation in Syria. Estimated 12.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance with more than half of the pre-crisis Syrian population being displaced either internally or as refugees in the neighbouring countries.

03 Jul 2015 description

From 29 June to 1 July, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels for a range of senior-level meetings to draw attention to the Agency’s crucial role and activities and to raise the alarm regarding its dramatic level of underfunding, as well as to officially open the UNRWA photography exhibition ‘I Am Not a Statistic’, held in the European Parliament until 3 July.

03 Jul 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.

02 Jul 2015 description

Message from the President

Dear partners and friends,

02 Jul 2015 description

Additional help from the UK to provide emergency aid, jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis

A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

02 Jul 2015 description
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URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO TACKLE CHILD LABOUR CAUSED BY SYRIAN CRISIS: SAVE THE CHILDREN AND UNICEF

AMMAN, 2 July 2015 - The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and UNICEF.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In Syria, between 17 May and 28 May 2015, more than 305,600 children wrote the grade 9 national exam, across 2,310 schools or centers countrywide.

• In Jordan, through UNICEF partners the Makani-My Space integrated approach, offering alternative education, psychosocial support services and life skills training has been implemented in 145 locations nationwide targeting vulnerable children and youth.

26 Jun 2015 description
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More than four years of war have ravaged Syrian families and communities. Syrian women and girls are living through the most damaging conflict in the region’s recent history. Female refugees are sometimes subjected to sexual violence, and more frequently suffer from harassment and abuse. Delivering their children can be dangerous. They often lack access to prenatal and postnatal care and emergency obstetric care if they need it. For the women of Syria the process of reintegration and recovery at the individual and community level will be long and complex.

26 Jun 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

EL NABATIEH, Lebanon/DEIR ALLA, Jordan – More than four years after conflict erupted in Syria, the chaos has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Millions of people have been affected, yet shortfalls in funding threaten to deprive them of critical assistance.

25 Jun 2015 description

The United States today announced more than $360 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This announcement was made by U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice at a White House event marking World Refugee Day. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $1.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2015 and over $4 billion since the fighting began in 2011.

25 Jun 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• The USG announces an additional $360 million in humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis

• Up to 150,000 people remained displaced in Idlib Governorate as of June 11 following increased conflict that began in late March

• Attacks on medical facilities in Syria persist, resulting in the deaths of more than 600 health care personnel since the start of the conflict

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Jun 2015 description
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Funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees in danger of missing vital support

AMMAN, Jordan, June 25 (UNHCR) – Humanitarian and development assistance efforts for 3.9 million Syrian refugees and more than 20 million people living in hosting communities in neighbouring countries are in serious danger as a result of a severe funding crisis, the UN refugee agency has warned.

24 Jun 2015 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 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.

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

22 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The conflict continued unabated. Some 220,000 people are estimated to have been killed and over a million have been injured since 2011.

Humanitarian action continued to take place in a context of increased conflict and insecurity. Of the 77 humanitarian workers killed since the beginning of the conflict, 10 have been killed since 1 January 2015.

22 Jun 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

INTERESTING INITIATIVES, GOOD PRACTICES AND RESOURCES:

UN international Day against Sexual violence in conflict: The united Nations General Assembly approved a new resolution to institute the international day for the elimination of sexual violence in conflict on June 19. UN member states agreed to observe the day in an effort to boost the global fight against the horrors faced by women and girls in zones of conflict worldwide.