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30 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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• In Syria, between 17 May and 28 May 2015, more than 305,600 children wrote the grade 9 national exam, across 2,310 schools or centers countrywide.

• In Jordan, through UNICEF partners the Makani-My Space integrated approach, offering alternative education, psychosocial support services and life skills training has been implemented in 145 locations nationwide targeting vulnerable children and youth.

30 Jun 2015 description

The Standard Operating Procedures provide guidance for partners distributing food and non-food assistance to refugees in Zaatari Camp. The following document encompasses modalities for cash/voucher assistance, in-kind planned distributions, and ad hoc private donations. Oversight for such distributions is guided by UNHCR in close coordination with WFP and the Needs Based Working Group (NBWG).

To ensure appropriate coordination of distributions, any agency or private donor intending to conduct a distribution should adhere by the following processes.

29 Jun 2015 description

The Syria Needs Analysis Project (SNAP) started in December 2012, as a collaborative project between ACAPS and MapAction, aimed at bringing together available information on humanitarian needs in the Syria crisis. At the time, information-sharing and publications on the humanitarian situation were extremely limited; in this context, SNAP’s initial goal was to help create a shared situational awareness among humanitarian actors, which in turn would contribute to a better-targeted and more needs-based response and improvements in the situation of crisis-affected populations.

29 Jun 2015 description

For some Palestine refugee families with low household incomes, acquiring a new pair of shoes often means forfeiting other basic needs.

29 Jun 2015 description

A completion ceremony for a well rehabilitated as part of the Well Rehabilitation in Host Communities Project in Northern Jordan carried out by the TaiwanICDF and Mercy Corps took place on May 18. Now fully functional, the well will be able to provide more than 50 percent more water than before, supplying some 43,500 people with safe water every day, and enhancing local public health and safety and basic living standards.

29 Jun 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, June 28 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait has launched a medical center at Al­Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, with a cost of USD 400,000 and an annual operating cost of USD 700,000.

Kuwait is continuously supporting Jordan in hosting Syrian refugees, Jordanian Minister of Health Ali Al Hayasat, who inaugurated the center with Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Hamad Al­Duaij, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

He noted the challenges facing Jordan to provide the increasing numbers of Syrian refugees with education, medical services, electricity and water.

26 Jun 2015 description
report UN Population Fund
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More than four years of war have ravaged Syrian families and communities. Syrian women and girls are living through the most damaging conflict in the region’s recent history. Female refugees are sometimes subjected to sexual violence, and more frequently suffer from harassment and abuse. Delivering their children can be dangerous. They often lack access to prenatal and postnatal care and emergency obstetric care if they need it. For the women of Syria the process of reintegration and recovery at the individual and community level will be long and complex.

26 Jun 2015 description
report CARE

This report examines the issue of child marriage in the Syrian context, and what we can learn from our experiences there. It is the first in CARE’s Gender and Protection in Humanitarian Contexts: Critical Issues Series which aims to highlight promising practices and/or gaps in programming, and critically analyse work in the field of gender and protection in humanitarian contexts.

26 Jun 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

EL NABATIEH, Lebanon/DEIR ALLA, Jordan – More than four years after conflict erupted in Syria, the chaos has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Millions of people have been affected, yet shortfalls in funding threaten to deprive them of critical assistance.

25 Jun 2015 description

The United States today announced more than $360 million in additional life-saving assistance for those affected by the war in Syria. This announcement was made by U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice at a White House event marking World Refugee Day. This new funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance in response to this conflict to more than $1.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2015 and over $4 billion since the fighting began in 2011.

25 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The USG announces an additional $360 million in humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis

• Up to 150,000 people remained displaced in Idlib Governorate as of June 11 following increased conflict that began in late March

• Attacks on medical facilities in Syria persist, resulting in the deaths of more than 600 health care personnel since the start of the conflict

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Jun 2015 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report is the sixteenth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

25 Jun 2015 description

As EU leaders meet to endorse the European Agenda on Migration on 25 and 26 June, aid agencies today warn against merely focusing on preventing refugees from reaching Europe as it will only lead to further deaths at sea.

Six aid agencies appealed to European leaders to urgently scale up efforts to address the root causes of forced displacement, step up resettlement of refugees and offer them safe alternatives to the deadly routes they are being forced to take.

25 Jun 2015 description
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Funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees in danger of missing vital support

AMMAN, Jordan, June 25 (UNHCR) – Humanitarian and development assistance efforts for 3.9 million Syrian refugees and more than 20 million people living in hosting communities in neighbouring countries are in serious danger as a result of a severe funding crisis, the UN refugee agency has warned.

25 Jun 2015 description

At the end of 2014, a wide range of national and international partners launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) to address the most challenging needs of refugees and host communities, as well as the longer-term socio-economic impact from the ongoing crisis in Syria.

As a broad regional platform, the 3RP brings together plans developed under the leadership of the governments of Syria’s neighbours – Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt – which house 98 per cent of the four million refugees resulting from the crisis.