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25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 13 July, WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Amman to show her solidarity and condolence to the Jordanian Government following the terrorist attack at the berm/Jordan border on 21 June.

  • Security restrictions kept WFP’s food distribution on hold at the berm in July.

In Numbers

4.8 million Refugees in the region (Source: UNHCR)

1.62 million Refugees assisted in the region in July

Situation Update

22 Aug 2016 description

Lebanon and Jordan have the highest number of refugees per capita worldwide, according to UNHCR. More than one million people have fled from Syria to Lebanon; Jordan is hosting more than 660,000 refugees. Raymond Chevalier, SOS Children’s Villages’ Director of Emergency Response for the Middle East and North Africa region, recently visited Lebanon to assess the SOS emergency response programme for Syrian refugees, and Jordan, where a refugee response programme is being developed.

19 Aug 2016 description

International Development Minister Rory Stewart offers thanks to humanitarian workers.

If you combine the number of people affected by conflict, natural disasters, disease and extreme poverty around the world they would form the tenth most populous country on earth.

The UK is a global leader in responding to humanitarian crises and today, on World Humanitarian Day (Friday 19 August), we pay tribute to the brave aid workers who risk their lives to help those caught up in conflict and disaster.

17 Aug 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Executive Summary

This report presents the results of research conducted with female refugees living in North Jordan and South Lebanon who are Syrian Nationals (SN) and Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS) as well as gender based violence (GBV) case workers who provide services to refugee women and girls who experience GBV. Through focus group discussions, interviews, and clinic-based surveys, we have examined:

  • the scope of violence perpetrated against women and girl refugees from Syria living in Tyre, Saida, Ajloun, and Jerash;

16 Aug 2016 description

Heath care services for women and children remain a key focus

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Turkey, over 2,000 women benefited this month from ante-natal care and family planning services. The country plan on 'Reporting on Gender Based Violence in the Syrian Crises' has been finalized and the standard operating procedure on sexual and gender-based violence is expected to be finalised soon.

16 Aug 2016 description

Over 700,000 targeted children - from 1.6 million school-age refugee children (5-17) - enrolled in formal education

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Lebanon, a second round of the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) was launched in June targeting out-of-school-children who have missed two years of education or more. The target of students enrolling in ALP for 2016 is 30,000. A total of 9,271 children participated in the placement test across Lebanon.

16 Aug 2016 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 2016, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.69 million refugees by end-2016..

12 Aug 2016 description
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Syria Crisis Response Summary Data Sources and Methods1 - English version

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.

10 Aug 2016 description

3RP 2016-2017 Strategic Directions

  • Strong national leadership of response planning and implementation through the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), Jordan Response Plan (JRP), and 3RP country chapters in Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

  • Enhanced accountability mechanisms, including through coordination, monitoring and evaluation, and two way communication.

  • A regional protection framework operationalized and protection principles mainstreamed across all sectors.

31 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The OpsFeed web-based innovative Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping application, is providing a multi-purpose real-time information platform for Syria operation data collection and analysis.

  • In July, WFP will commence with an airlift operation to bring much needed humanitarian assistance to Al Hassakeh governorate, where WFP last reached 242,00 in December of 2015.

28 Jul 2016 description

Key messages

  • The humanitarian situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate. As a result of military operations in Fallujah and Northern provinces of Ninewa and Salah al Din in May and June 2016, over 150 000 people have been displaced. According to the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq accelerated military operations in the Mosul corridor could increase the number of displaced in country by two additional million. Since January 2014, 3.4 million Iraqis have been internally displaced.

26 Jul 2016 description

The United States is contributing US$ 25 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal. These funds will support UNRWA’s emergency operations in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a ceremony in Washington D.C., on 12 July, as part of the country’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis.

21 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• June witnessed a significant escalation of conflict across Syria and the subsequent pattern of new and deepening humanitarian needs could continue and even intensify through July unless Geneva talks regain traction.

• In Syria in June UNICEF reached around 96,690 people in seven besieged areas and more than 279,600 people in 38 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving and critical services.

• The cross-border round of the nation-wide immunization campaign is ongoing in Syria and as of June reached around 722,000 children.

20 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Italy

Following the funding commitment announced by Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Paolo Gentiloni, at the Syrian Donor Conference on February 4, the Italian government has approved giving a total of almost 19 million euros in emergency aid. Most of the money - 14.7 million euros - will be used to finance humanitarian projects to be implemented by Italian NGOs operating in the region, not only in Syria, but also in Lebanon and Jordan.

20 Jul 2016 description

Over 100,000 households receive regular, emergency or sector-specific cash assistance so far in 2016

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Jordan, USD 8,240,034 worth of regular cash and non-food item (NFIs) were provided by the Basic needs working group to vulnerable beneficiaries from refugees and host Communities.

20 Jul 2016 description

More than 1 million primary health care consultations since January 2016

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Iraq, over 27,450 consultations were conducted in primary health centres (PHC). The consultation rate in camps is 3.7 visits per person per year. In Domiz 1 camp, Duhok Governorate, mental health and non-communicable disease activities are being handed over to the Dohuk Department of Health (DoH). 3RP partners will provide support to the DoH to run these two activities.

20 Jul 2016 description

Almost 695,000 targeted children enrolled in formal education this year

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Turkey, around 324,000 children are enrolled in schools. During this month education partners held a two-day workshop which will inform the development of a roadmap to increase access for out-of-school children. 12,252 Syrian volunteer teachers received incentives, exceeding the 2016 target by nearly 19 per cent.