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28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

21 Jul 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 £900 million 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.

21 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 July 2015

Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.

21 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

INTERESTING INITIATIVES, GOOD PRACTICES AND RESOURCES:

Breaking the silenceThis pictorial book documents the impact of the years of violence on Syrian women, girls, men and boys. The pictures and stories show how even small interventions may change lives.

Violence Against Women and Girls Resource Guide, Disaster Risk Management Brief

20 Jul 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 £900 million 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.

17 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reduced food assistance to some 1.6 million beneficiaries has led to an overall increase in food insecure Syrian refugees.

  • In Jordan and Lebanon food insecurity rose to 85 and 79 percent respectively, with more than half of Syrian refugees in both countries currently living below the national poverty line.

  • In order to meet food needs, refugee families voiced a more frequent use of coping strategies, such as withdrawing children from school and engaging in illegal and/or exploitative jobs.

15 Jul 2015 description

These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2015, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.27 million refugees by end-2015.

14 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 8–14 July 2015

Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.

14 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 9 July, the total number of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries exceeds four million for the first time. New arrivals in Turkey and updated data from the Turkish authorities on refugees already in the country have taken the total number of Syrian refugees to more than 4,013,000. This confirms that the crisis is the world’s single largest refugee crisis for almost a quarter of a century under UNHCR’s mandate.

10 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Syria: In June, over 129,000 individuals were reached through provision of Non-Food items and Shelter assistance from Damascus, Jordan and Turkey.

  • Jordan: IOM held a series of events for children in Azraq and Za’atari refugee camps as part of activities to mark the World Refugee Day, in coordination with the Jordanian authorities, UNHCR and CARE International.

09 Jul 2015 description

GENÈVE, 9 juillet (HCR) – Le nombre total de réfugiés ayant fui le conflit en Syrie vers les pays voisins s'élève désormais à plus de quatre millions, confirmant que cette crise de réfugiés est la plus importante au monde depuis près d'un quart de siècle dans le cadre du mandat du HCR.

Les tout derniers chiffres publiés ce jour (jeudi 9 juillet) par le HCR portent le nombre total de réfugiés syriens dans les pays voisins à plus de 4 013 000 personnes.

09 Jul 2015 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 4,013,292 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% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,050,792 refugee children in the region

09 Jul 2015 description

The number of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to neighbouring countries has now passed four million, confirming that crisis as the world’s single largest refugee crisis for almost a quarter of a century under UNHCR’s mandate.

New arrivals in Turkey and updated data from the Turkish authorities on refugees already in that country have taken the total number of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries to more than 4,013,000 people.

07 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 1–7 July 2015

Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.

07 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

UNFPA delivers 64,815 reproductive health services to 21,200 women, while around 1,000 women benefit from the UNFPA voucher system in Damascus, Rural Damascus, and Aleppo. UNFPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Syrian Family Planning Association (SFPA), inaugurates a new reproductive health clinic and women’s safe space in Al Hamidiyeh and HabNemra in the old city of Homs. UNFPA also distributes dignity kits to 21,433 women and 864 men residing in Bloudan and Homs.

07 Jul 2015 description

Situation

The past 4 years of this crisis have seen a further deterioration of the situation in Syria. Estimated 12.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance with more than half of the pre-crisis Syrian population being displaced either internally or as refugees in the neighbouring countries.

03 Jul 2015 description

From 29 June to 1 July, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels for a range of senior-level meetings to draw attention to the Agency’s crucial role and activities and to raise the alarm regarding its dramatic level of underfunding, as well as to officially open the UNRWA photography exhibition ‘I Am Not a Statistic’, held in the European Parliament until 3 July.

03 Jul 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 £900 million 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.