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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

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Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Syria Crisis Common Context Analysis

A product of the Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning (CALL) Initiative, this paper aims to save evaluation teams time and research, and avoid unnecessary duplication.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Syria Crisis Response Updated 24 July 2014

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 2,929,646 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. In 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. Children make up 51% of the refugee population. There are now an estimated 1,494,119 refugee children in the region.

OUR RESPONSE

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis and region (22 July 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide humanitarian support 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 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #19, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Syria conflict death toll exceeded 170,000 as of early July, and violence displaced an estimated 688,000 people from April to June.

  • The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution authorizing U.N. cross-border and cross-line assistance without SARG approval on July 14.

  • The U.N. and its partners provided aid to the besieged town of Madamiyet Elsham, Rif Damascus Governorate, for the first time since late 2012.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis and region (15 July 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

SUPPORT INSIDE SYRIA

The UK has allocated £299 million to help people affected by the conflict across Syria, including in opposition held and contested areas.

UK aid has provided food for up to 385,000 people a month across Syria through the World Food Programme (WFP).

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WHO Response to the Syrian Crisis - Regional SitRep, May - June 2014

Continuing influx of Syrian refugees is overwhelming health services as the on-going conflict has forced 2.8 million Syrians to flee to neighboring countries.

Top three communicable diseases identified by the EWARN system in the sub-region include:

  • Diarrheal diseases

  • Respiratory infections

  • Acute jaundice syndrome

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Too young to wed: The growing problem of child marriage among Syrian girls in Jordan

A growing problem

War in Syria has killed more than 10,000 children. More than 1 million more have fled the country in fear, while millions more remain displaced inside the country. This briefing looks at another disturbing but less publicised impact of the crisis: the increase in the numbers of girls who have been forced to marry.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Syria Issue 48 | 22 May – 18 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Poor water, sanitation and hygiene systems, compounded by lack of safe water supply and reduced health response capacity, cause high risk of outbreak of water- and food- borne diseases during the summer.

• Threeoutofeveryfour Syrians live in poverty, while more than half of the population is extremely poor.

• Implementationofnew logistics procedures from the Government of Syria has constrained delivery of the humanitarian response during May and June.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 6 -12 July

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Planning for the 2015 Syrian refugee response has commenced. The regional response in 2015 will be organized in the form of a Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (RRRP) combining a refugee pillar, addressing the specific and distinct protection and assistance needs of refugees, and a strong resilience pillar, aimed at supporting national capacities and local communities.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 24 June-7 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian crisis in Deir-ez-Zor grows amid intensified fighting

  • Emergency food airlifts to resume to Syria’s Al-Hasakeh governorate

  • WFP engages beneficiaries through social media in Egypt

  • WFP begins food distribution in Iraq’s newly opened Arbat camp

  • WFP completes e-card distribution completed in Madaba, marking roll-out of the programme in 10 out of 12 Jordanian governorates

  • WFP and TRC establish price monitoring committees in 17 camps in Turkey

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UK Aid: Syria response (8 July 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

KEY FACTS

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis 24 June - 7 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Syria: On June 29, IOM started its first shelter intervention in As-Suwayda governorate, targeting over 1,300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through emergency repair and rehabilitation works in the second biggest collective shelter inside Syria.

Iraq: From 1 June to 6 July, 1,647 Syrian refugees living in camps in northern Iraq received inter-camp transportation assistance from IOM.

International Organization for Migration:

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Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey - RRP6 Mid-Year Update Special Edition (5 July 2014)

REGIONAL REFUGEE APPEAL 2014 - MID YEAR UPDATE

  • Now in the fourth year of the conflict, there are 2.9 million Syrian refugees in the region. The numbers continues to grow, with Syrian refugees registered at a rate of over 100,000 every month.

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Number of Syrian children in need increased by 2 million while UNICEF’s funding crisis looms

AMMAN, 5 July 2014 – Well into the fourth year of the Syrian crisis, its impact on children is becoming ever more devastating, newly-released United Nations data shows.