- Inter-Sector Working Group (ISWG) Work Plan: January to June 2015
- Jordan Refugee Response - Inter-Agency Winterization Update: Response to Snow Storm Jana, 23 Feb 2015
- UNHCR/NRC: Za’atari Winter Contribution Vouchers - Distribution and Initial Findings, 24 Feb 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Jordan Response Plan 2015 for the Syria Crisis
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
FACTS & FIGURES
Population: 18.2 million (ESCWA 2013)
15.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance:
12.2 million in Syria (7.6 million of which are internally displaced)
3.3 million refugees in neighbouring countries and North Africa
UN Appeals for 2015:
$2.9 billion Syria Strategic Response Plan 2015 (SRP) 0% funded* (*as of 12th January, OCHA)
Snapshot 18-24 February 2015
Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.
Capitalizing on the achievements made so far and stressing the need for a holistic and sustained assistance to education systems affected by the Syria crisis, UNESCO is scaling up its response. The conflict in Syria is entering its fifth year and has created a profound humanitarian and development crisis, leaving a devastating impact on access to quality education in countries affected. From the beginning of conflict, more than 3 million children and youth have been forced out of school in Syria.
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
• Islamic Relief’s (IR) Syria Emergency Response has supported 7,126,795 people in Syria and neighbouring countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq, since 2012.
• More than 223 projects have been implemented to support the most vulnerable Syrians in Syria,
Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq in various sectors since 2012.
• Interventions varied from providing food aid, nonfood items, education support, shelter assistance, psychosocial support, WASH, and medical assistance.
Snapshot 11–17 February 2015
Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.
· Across the region, UNICEF vaccinated over 25 million children against polio including 2.9 million children in Syria alone resulting in the successful containment of the disease.
· UNICEF and partners provided water treatment chemicals to clean water for the network that reached 16.5 million people inside Syria, and has provided 2.1 million people with safe drinking water in host communities and camps in neighbouring countries
According to UNHCR 3,806,073 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 52.1% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 1,981,401 refugee children in the region.
Qatar Charity's 2015 ‘To Build Palestine’ program is underway and shall involve the financing and implementation of large development projects, valued at more than QAR 197.6 million (USD 54.3 million) and is expected to benefit 1,147,000 people. The projects include education, health, shelter and economic empowerment for Palestinians in Jerusalem and its environs, the Gaza Strip, and the West Bank, in addition to the Palestinian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.
Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
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.
Snapshot 4–10 February 2015
Guinea: An increase in Ebola case numbers has been reported for the second consecutive week. Resistance to the response remains high in Forecariah, worst affected by the outbreak; though ten prefectures have reported at least one incident of resistance. Clashes between armed forces and the community were reported in Matoto, Conakry.
Syria: In the period of October 2014- January 31 2015, IOM winterization efforts in Syria have reached over 300,000 displaced and affected individuals in Aleppo, AlHasska, Damascus, Daraa, Homs, Idleb, Latakia and Rural Damascus.
Jordan: IOM assisted 6,408 individuals with medical health support during January, as well as continuing to provide transportation support to the refugee camps for Syrians in Jordan, and shoes to refugees arriving in Azraq camp who were considered to have insufficiently protective footwear.
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
UNFPA reaches 18,300 women of reproductive age in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Tartous, Lattakia and Hama with reproductive health and GBV services and conducts a field mission to Lattakia and Tartous, which host 744,000 internally displaced persons, including 186,000 women of reproductive age. The mission included discussions with partners on monitoring the humanitarian response.
The European Commission and the High Representative are presenting the first EU comprehensive strategy on tackling the crises in Syria and Iraq and the threat posed by Da'esh. It brings together ongoing and planned initiatives of the EU and its Member States and boosts their efficiency, with an additional € 1 billion in funding for the next two years.
The International Humanitarian City (IHC) has donated US$ 1 million in emergency cash assistance to assist some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugee families living in Jordan. The donation, which came as part of the UAE’s Compassion (Tarahamou) campaign, will benefit 2,070 of the most vulnerable Syrian families, whereby each family will receive $480. In addition to the cash assistance, the IHC has recently donated 100,000 blankets to Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Snapshot 28 January – 3 February 2015
DRC: 30,000 refugees have fled CAR for Equateur province since December. In North Kivu, 18,000 new IDPs need humanitarian assistance; another 21,000 are in need in South Kivu. Nationwide, food security is worsening: over one-third of territories are in Crisis or Emergency phases.