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25 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

Introduction

  1. This ninth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (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 Nov 2014 description

The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) trauma surgery project near Jordan’s border with Syria opened in September 2013 and began saving lives straight away. Since then, the project team has conducted more than 2,000 major surgeries - many of which were life-saving - on over 600 patients.

“One of our very first critical patients was admitted in September 2013 after he had been caught in an air strike in southern Syria. He told our medical team ‘let me die, you can’t fix me,’” said Paul Foreman, MSF head of mission.

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

AMMAN, 16th November 2014 (WAM) - H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Authority (RCA) opened today the second phase of the Emirati-Jordanian camp in Mrajeeb Al Fhood in Jordan.

The camp, built on an area of 25,000 square meters to accommodates over 10,000 Syrian refugees, was set up by the RCA in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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.

25 Nov 2014 description

The Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers funded medical centers in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan treats about 2,250 patients per week, Medical Director of the Saudi Specialized Clinics Dr. Muhammad Ismail Zoubi said today.

24 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

24 November 2014 – The plight of Palestine refugees from Syria in the Middle East is becoming increasingly grave caused by closed borders and a series of forced returns from neighbouring countries, Chris Gunness, spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said today.

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.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Human Rights Watch

Halt Deportations; Investigate Shooting

(Beirut) – Jordanian authorities have forcibly deported vulnerable Syrian refugees back to Syria in violation of Jordan’s international obligations. Those deported include wounded men and unaccompanied children.

24 Nov 2014 description

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 23 November 2014 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees- (UNHCR) – Earlier this year, the Government of the United Arab Emirates made a generous AED 18 million (US$ 5 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the provision of health assistance in the Zaatari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan, of which AED 7 million (US$ 2 million) will be allocated to health activities and AED 11 million (US$ 3 million) for water, sanitation and health (WASH).

24 Nov 2014 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, Nov 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) donated USD 18 million to Jordan Sunday as part of Kuwait's efforts to help regional countries cope with influx of Syrian refugees.

The grant agreement was signed by KFAED Director General Abdulwahab Al-Bader and Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ibrahim Saif.

The bulk of the donation, USD 15 million, would fund the improvement of health care for Syrian refugees, Al-Bader told KUNA after the signing ceremony.

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.

23 Nov 2014 description

The Syria Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.
Since its inception in March 2012, the ERF has received $79 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $76 million for 211 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan,Lebanon and Egypt. The total ERF balance is $3.6 million. 10 Projects amounting to $5.4 million are currently under review.

20 Nov 2014 description

Child Protection

Child protection is about keeping children safe from violence, exploitation and abuse. It is an issue in all countries, including here in Canada. Here we have strict laws, social services and specialist charities that are all in place to prevent and respond to child protection violations. Widespread child protection crises are thankfully relatively rare here.

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.

20 Nov 2014 description
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Introduction

2013 was a landmark year which saw the second UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, which took place on the 3–4 October at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The HLD was marked by a significant evolution in the UN debate on migration and development, as evidenced by the Declaration adopted by consensus at its opening.