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26 Nov 2014 description

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.

25 Nov 2014 description

Highlights

  • Syria: IOM provided emergency Non-Food items (NFIs) for 19,560 displaced and affected individuals in cross-line and hard to reach areas in Rural Damascus and Al-Hasakeh governorates.

  • Jordan: Under the leadership of the MoH and in cooperation with WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR and partners, IOM supported the fourth national polio campaign 26 – 30 Oct 2014 through providing 16 cars and 3 buses to transport the MOH vaccination staff in Irbid, Mafraq, Zarqa, Karak Ma’an and Ajloun governorates.

25 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announces nearly $135 million in new humanitarian assistance, bringing total U.S. Government contribution to the Syria crisis to more than $3 billion.

  • Humanitarian actors continue providing cold weather-appropriate relief items to populations in need.

  • U.N. report details the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) violations, including restrictions on humanitarian access.

24 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· In Aleppo city, shortage of water supply is affecting at least 2 million people in the east and western parts. Reduction in the level of dams compounded with control of water supply by armed opposition groups is contributing to the current water crisis.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 3,249,401 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. Children make up 52.3% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 1,699,436 refugee children in the region.

23 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 The number of new arrivals from Syria to Jordan has significantly decreased since 25 September, with no entries through informal border crossings registered by UNHCR since 1 November. Between 3,000 and 4,000 Syrian refugees are reportedly camped at the berm near the border at Rukban and Hadalat in north-eastern Jordan. UNHCR continues to advocate with authorities for access to the territory.

20 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP food reaches 60,000 besieged civilians in Homs, Syria.

  • Food deliveries to Al Hasakeh through Nusaybin corridor underway for second consecutive month.

  • WFP supports Government of Lebanon's assistance to vulnerable Lebanese

  • WFP to expand assistance to non-camp refugees in Turkey.

  • Iraq’s Akre and Darashakran camps to transition to voucher assistance.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014

Welcome

Mr. Chairman; Mr. Vice-Chairman; Distinguished Delegates; Colleagues,

14 Nov 2014 description

Highlights:

The Government of Turkey reports 191,000 people from the northern Syrian city of Kobani have crossed into Turkey since 19 September. Of these, close to 15,000 people have traveled onward into the Kurdistan Region (KR-I) of Iraq since 25 September. In line with a decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Interior, all new arrivals from Kobani have been transferred to existing Syrian refugee camps in the KR-I.

14 Nov 2014 description
Syria - version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

07 Nov 2014 description
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Arabic version

This RAS Brief supplements the quarterly RAS reports and seeks to highlight key developments in Syria and the region in the past month. The quarterly RAS provides a more comprehensive, coherent analysis of the overall situation in the region as well as in each of the affected countries. The Strategic Needs Analysis Project welcomes all information that could complement these reports. For additional information, comments or questions please email SNAP@ACAPS.org.

06 Nov 2014 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: UNFPA reaches 20,300 women and girls of reproductive age in Damascus, Rural Damascus,
Homs, Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor, Al Raqa, Hama, Daraa, Tartous and Latakia with reproductive health and GBV services.

LEBANON: UNFPA conducts 85 awareness sessions on different reproductive health issues targeting 1,375 Lebanese and Syrian women. UNFPA in collaboration with KAFA’s listening and counseling centre provides GBV services to 678 Syrian women.

06 Nov 2014 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/4117

Sixty-ninth session
40th & 41st Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

High Commissioner Warns: ‘We Can No Longer Pick Up the Pieces’

The real solution to the suffering and plight of refugees was not humanitarian action but political decisiveness, a top United Nations official told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today as it began its thematic debate on related issues, returnees and displaced persons.

05 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 29 October – 4 November

Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.

05 Nov 2014 description

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.

KEY FACTS

10.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria (UNOCHA 30.09.2014), of which:

6.5 million people a re Internally Displaced Persons inside Syria. (UNOCHA 30.09.2014)