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02 Dec 2016 description
report Oxfam

"People are arriving here exhausted, hungry and thirsty and often in need of urgent medical attention.” Riccardo Sansone" Oxfam’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Serbia*

A global displacement crisis

More than 65 million people around the world are now officially displaced from their homes – the highest figure recorded by the United Nations since the Second World War.

01 Dec 2016 description

MSF in Syria

Despite the extent of the crisis and people's needs, MSF is significantly constrained in its presence and medical activities in Syria, mainly due to insecurity but also due to a lack of agreements and authorisations. These constraints are as present today as they were a year and a half ago. To this date, the Syrian government has not granted us authorisation to work in the country.

29 Nov 2016 description

New tools to understand statelessness in the Syria refugee context

What factors are complicating access to Syrian nationality and why is this a problem? Which children are most at risk of becoming stateless? What is the situation of refugees from Syria who were already stateless, prior to the conflict, and remain so in exile? How is the regional refugee response addressing these questions? What more could be done to mitigate the impact of statelessness on the refugees from Syria and protect the right of refugee children to Syrian nationality?

24 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The humanitarian situation in Syria has deteriorated in October with the intensification of violence in Aleppo, Idleb, Rural Damascus, Homs and Deir ez Zor. Children continue to pay the heaviest price of the ongoing conflict, as civilian infrastructure, such as schools, hospitals and water supply stations continue to be hit and delivery of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations is daily challenged by volatile conditions on the ground.

23 Nov 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

The Revision and Extension of the ongoing SYR161 Appeal are required due to the factors provided below under section: PRIORITY REVISED NEEDS. These apply to the following Requesting Members: LWF Jordan (extension and revision of Education), IOCC Lebanon (revision only - of WASH), IOCC Syria (extension only) and MECC Lebanon (extension only).

The Syrian crisis is an ongoing multifaceted armed conflict since the unrest began in March 2011. The severity of the humanitarian disaster has been outlined by the UN and many international organizations.

23 Nov 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 4.8 million Refugees in the Region (Source: UNHCR)
  • 1.7 million Assisted in October


  • On 17 November, WFP’s Executive Board approved two new protracted relief and recovery operations (PRROs) for Syria and the five neighbouring countries. The regional PRRO will operationalize the first two years of Vision 2020, maintaining life-saving assistance while building the self-reliance of vulnerable Syrian refugees and host communities.

17 Nov 2016 description
report BioMed Central

S. M. Moazzem Hossain, Eva LeidmanEmail author, James Kingori, Abdullah Al Harun and Oleg O. Bilukha
Conflict and Health 2016 10:26 | DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0093-6 | © The Author(s). 2016
Received: 21 April 2016 | Accepted: 8 August 2016 | Published: 16 November 2016


16 Nov 2016 description

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a contribution of US$10 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operations currently supporting El Niño drought-affected people in Ethiopia and Somalia. The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, signed an agreement with WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, during the UN General Assembly in New York. Earlier, the Government of China also signed a US$2 million agreement with WFP to support its emergency operations for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

15 Nov 2016 description

Addressing the host governments and donor states’ representatives assembled for the second bi-annual UNRWA Advisory Commission meeting for 2016 held in Amman, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl stresses the need to “put UNRWA on a more stable financial footing”

Mr. Chairman; Mr. Vice Chairman; Distinguished Delegates; Colleagues:

06 Nov 2016 description
infographic Save the Children


According to UNHCR 4,798,574 have now fled Syria. More than 2.5 million of them fled in 2014 alone. During the course of 2014, an average of more than 4,754 people fled every day. In 2015 more than 1.1 million Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 7,130 per day. Children now make up 47.8% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,293,718 refugee children in the region.


03 Nov 2016 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 committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

02 Nov 2016 description

Following the successful launch in Gaza on 30 August 2016, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched the Agency- wide Education Management Information System (EMIS) in Jordan and Lebanon on 20 October 2016. The launches were attended by representatives of Jordan and Lebanon Field Office senior management and senior education management from UNRWA Headquarters in Amman.

31 Oct 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Septuagésimo primer período de sesiones
Tema 69 b) del programa provisional*
Promoción y protección de los derechos humanos: Cuestiones de derechos humanos, incluidos otros medios de mejorar el goce efectivo de los derechos humanos y las libertades fundamentales


31 Oct 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante et onzième session
Point 69 b) de l’ordre du jour provisoire*
Promotion et protection des droits de l’homme : questions relatives aux droits de l’homme, y compris les divers moyens de mieux assurer l’exercice effectif des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales


31 Oct 2016 description
report UN General Assembly
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Seventy-first session
Item 69 (b) of the provisional agenda*
Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms


25 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


• After a short-lived cessation of hostilities in Syria in September, Aleppo has witnessed an unprecedented level of violence, particularly in the East of the city, where scores of civilians were killed and infrastructure, including water and health facilities, were repeatedly attacked. East Aleppo has not received UN humanitarian aid since early July.

24 Oct 2016 description

24 October 2016, Amman | Today, on World Polio Day, polio eradication partners celebrate the successes of the programme to date and rally for the additional support needed to wipe out the disease for good. In the Middle East, polio partners WHO and UNICEF acknowledge the hard work done to keep the region polio free, but urge all countries to maintain vigilance and to guard against the virus being re-introduced.

21 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

BRUSSELS, 20 October, 2016 - “This week’s meeting of the European Council in Brussels is a perfect opportunity for Europe to begin putting in place specific and measurable actions to address the needs of vulnerable refugee and migrant children.