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24 Apr 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11874

7433rd Meeting (AM)

United Nations Humanitarian Chief, Citing ‘Atrocity after Atrocity’, Warns Time Running Out

Expressing alarm that the Syrian crisis had become the largest humanitarian emergency in the world, threatening regional stability, the Security Council this morning called for stepped-up, coordinated international support to neighbouring countries hosting refugees from the conflict.

23 Apr 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP delivered enough food to support over 4 million people in March, of which almost 15 percent was delivered cross border from Turkey and Jordan

  • While efforts to negotiate access continue, WFP reached less than ten percent of those believed to be in need of assistance in hard to reach and besieged areas

  • Despite donor generosity, shortfalls forced WFP to cut assistance to some 1.8 million Syrian refugees by 30 percent since the beginning of the year

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

21 Apr 2015 description

The UK has allocated £378 million to help people affected by the conflict in Syria, including in opposition held and contested areas. £182 million of this has been allocated to partners delivering aid across international borders (cross-border aid). Up to 50% of all UK assistance inside Syria this year will be delivered as cross border aid, targeted towards the 4.8 million people in hard to reach areas (UNOCHA 01.03.2015) which the UN estimate could be reached across borders.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 3,988,857 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 2,078,194 refugee children in the region.

15 Apr 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.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Security Council

7428th Meeting (AM)

Nearly 70 Speakers Speak on ‘Great Moral Issue of Our Time’

In its fight against sexual violence in conflict, the world had arrived at a “new juncture”, characterized by ongoing, shocking crimes, but also by greater opportunity to respond to the scourge in a resolute and integrated manner, the United Nations’ top official on the issue told the Security Council today ahead of an open debate on women, peace and security.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

March 2015 marked four years of civil war in Syria. While many in the world have moved on, Syrians find themselves trapped in conflict, and forced to flee for their lives. The fighting has killed at least 220,000 people; and 840,000 have been injured in violence. Life expectancy has fallen by approximately 20 years.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

10 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • Syria: During the reporting period, over 319,000 individuals were reached through provision of season-appropriate NFIs, shelter kits and/or WASH assistance from Damascus, Turkey and Jordan.

  • Jordan: On 24 March, IOM’s TB team worked with WHO and the Ministry of Health to celebrate World TB day. WHO produced Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials including T-shirts and posters which IOM distributed in Ramtha-King Abdullah Park, Mafraq, Za’atri and Azraq Camp.

06 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

UNFPA provides 57,000 reproductive health and gender-based violence services to women and girls of reproductive age in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Homs, Tartous, Lattakia, Aleppo and Hama. UNFPA and the Family Planning Association organize International Women Day events in seven supported health clinics in four governorates.

LEBANON

04 Apr 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.

03 Apr 2015 description
report Save the Children

As we approach the fourth anniversary of the war in Syria, almost 3 million Syrian children are out of school, putting them at risk of exploitation and threatening their futures. Unless this situation is urgently addressed, the prospects for eventual peace, stability and economic prosperity in Syria look uncertain.

01 Apr 2015 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This mapping report aims to outline existing approaches to child protection within UNRWA programmes and operations, as well as examine and analyze opportunities, challenges and potential means to strengthen these.

CHILD PROTECTION IN THE PALESTINE REFUGEE CONTEXT

01 Apr 2015 description

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, 31 March (UNHCR) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees told an international conference of donors on Tuesday the Syrian war had reached a dangerous tipping point, with increasing desperation among refugees and in host communities and a widening gap between humanitarian needs and available funding. .

01 Apr 2015 description
report World Vision
  • Increase in refugees outpacing humanitarian funding by four to one

  • Refugees and host communities are increasingly unable to cope

Children facing their fifth year of war need to be the focus of a major conference for Syria this week.

31 Mar 2015 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 31, 2015

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samanatha Power announced today at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait that the United States will provide nearly $508 million in additional life-saving assistance to benefit those affected by the war in Syria. This is the largest announcement of funding the United States has made for this humanitarian crisis, which demonstrates the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent needs.

31 Mar 2015 description

(Kuwait City, 31 March 2015): In an expression of continued solidarity with the millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating crisis in Syria, now in its fifth year, international donors today pledged US$3.8 billion at a conference hosted by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.