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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With USG assistance, relief organizations continue to respond to acute humanitarian needs in areas affected by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks in northern Syria and neighboring countries.

  • Although USAID/FFP has provided nearly $810 million to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) since the crisis in Syria began, the agency is facing significant funding shortfalls for operations in Syria and the region through the end of 2014.

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Protection of Refugee Children: In the Middle East and North Africa

Refugee children in the region suffer immensely as a result of conflict and displacement. The number of refugees has doubled in the last four years and more than half are children.

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UK Aid: Syria response (21 October 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 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.

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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 September - 13 October 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

  • Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs city on 1st October killing 29 children and injuring 37 more.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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WFP Syria crisis response impact of funding shortfalls, October 2014 [EN/AR]

URGENT FUNDING SHORTFALLS FORCE WFP TO CUT OPERATIONS IN SYRIA AND SUB-REGION

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Iraq Crisis (ECHO/-ME /BUD/2014/91000) Last update:07/10/2014 Version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

October 2014: modification n°4

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In Syria and neighbouring countries “winter puts Syrian families at risk of disease and death”

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CARE

People affected by the conflict have to survive the upcoming cold winter weather with meagre assistance, CARE supports with blankets, winter clothes and cash assistance.

Amman, Jordan (XX, 2014) - As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and in neighbouring countries.

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UNRWA shares experience in combatting the vulnerability of Palestine refugee youth at Sharjah Refugee Child Protection Conference

Sharjah, UAE

UNRWA’s Deputy Commissioner-General, Margot Ellis, highlighted the dire situation of Palestine refugee children and youth region-wide. “Already vulnerable as refugees, occupation and conflict increasingly deprive Palestine youth of basic rights and protection”, she said.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 30 September - 13 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Syria: IOM provided emergency shelter interventions for 453 displaced households living in unfinished buildings in Homs and Rural Damascus.

  • Iraq: IOM provided 712 Syrian refugees with transportation assistance from the Ibraheem al-Khalil border crossing to reach Guelam camp.

  • Jordan: IOM Jordan’s Counter Trafficking team held three educational sessions with students in northern Jordan about the concept of human trafficking and how to identify and prevent potential cases.

International Organization for Migration:

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Sharjah Meet: UNHCR urges urgent protection action for refugee children

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, October 16 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called Wednesday at a landmark conference in Sharjah for urgent action to strengthen protection for millions of refugee children.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Regional Analysis for Syria Q3 2014 | 13 October 2014

*This Regional Analysis of the Syria conflict (RAS) is now produced quarterly, replacing the monthly RAS of 2013. It seeks to bring together information from all sources in the region and provide holistic analysis of the overall Syria crisis. While Part I focuses on the situation within Syria, Part II covers the impact of the crisis on neighbouring countries. More information on how to use this document can be found on page 2.

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Regional Situation Report for Syria Crisis Issue No. 25 Period covered: 1 - 30 September 2014

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SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA partners with 19 new public and private hospitals, aiming to scale up the provision of reproductive health services, including emergency obstetric care to the affected people in six governorates.

LEBANON: UNFPA certifies 80 women as community leaders to deliver awareness sessions on a range of topics pertaining to reproductive and sexual health and provides a post-rape treatment kit to the Jbeil primary health care centre in Byblos.

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis (7 October 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 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.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 17-30 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP begins delivery of food for 225,000 people in northern Syria's Al-Hasakeh governorate, as the Nusaybin corridor from Turkey to Syria reopens.
  • Food assistance for 75,000 people reaches east Aleppo city for the first time in over one year.
  • WFP supports recent influx of Syrian Kurdish Refugees into Turkey.
  • Funding shortages force WFP to reassess support to refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.