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27 Nov 2015 description

November 26, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $100 million in humanitarian assistance funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help respond to pressing needs, including shelter, protection, education and health for those affected by the Syrian crisis.

25 Nov 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

20 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The humanitarian community now estimates that 13.5 million people in Syria need protection and humanitarian assistance, including 6 million children. 8.7 million people are unable to meet their basic food needs, and 70 per cent of the population lacks access to safe drinking water. Health facilities, schools, and other essential services across the country are operating at reduced capacity or closed. 6.5 million people are internally displaced in Syria due to the conflict

20 Nov 2015 description

Report commissioned by the IASC Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations

Steering Group as part of the Syria Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning Initiative

*Hugo Slim, Lorenzo Trombetta and Lewis Sida *


18 Nov 2015 description
report Save the Children

Regional Overview

According to UNHCR, 4,287,293 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 51.1% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,190,806 refugee children in the region.

17 Nov 2015 description

Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.

16 Nov 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Brief description of the emergency and impact

11 Nov 2015 description


  • Syria: IOM Damascus delivered medical supplies and equipment to the Az-Zabdani primary healthcare centre in Rural Damascus.
    Additionally, in response to the recent mass displacement in Hama and Idleb, IOM’s Turkey hub provided 1,000 NFI kits and 750 tents, while IOM’s Jordan hub organised five convoys consisting of 63 trucks of humanitarian assistance for southern Syria.

10 Nov 2015 description

Snapshot 4–10 November 2015

Nepal: Crossings on the India–Nepal border have been closed since late September as a result of protests, leading to fuel shortages that are severely hampering humanitarian assistance. Of particular concern are 400,000 people living in remote areas who cannot be reached during winter and need winterisation supplies. Hospitals in Terai region are reporting acute shortages of medicine, while food and cooking-gas shortages are reported across the country.

10 Nov 2015 description
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A Moment of Opportunity, A Moment for Strengthened Commitment

Reiterating the need for a political solution to the conflict in Syria and recognizing the ongoing imperative for principled humanitarian assistance and protection for those affected by ongoing conflict and violence in Syria and particularly insecure parts of Iraq;

10 Nov 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Seventieth Session,
21st Meeting (PM)

Head of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East Airs ‘Crippling’ Financial Woes

03 Nov 2015 description

Snapshot 28 October – 3 November 2015

Syria: 1 million more people are in need of humanitarian assistance than a year ago, as the total is now at 13.5 million. 6.6 million people are internally displaced, with 120,000 newly displaced in Aleppo, Hama, and Idleb governorates. Shelter, food, and WASH are reported as priority needs for the newly displaced.

30 Oct 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 over £1.1 billion 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.