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26 Feb 2015 description

Mr. President,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Briefing this Council in 2013, I said the Syrian war had unleashed the worst humanitarian crisis of our times and posed a terrible threat to regional and global peace and security – risking an explosion that could engulf the entire Middle East.

Today, we must face the fact that this is exactly what happened.

26 Feb 2015 description

Background

Building on lessons learnt from 2012-2014 and the successes of the RRP system, the following work-plan is intended to set out key areas of focus for the inter-agency refugee coordination structures in first half 2015. The focus is at the inter-sector level including common processes between sectors and location based fora, as well as capacity building activities. It will be updated throughout the period.

26 Feb 2015 description

Jerusalem

Japan has announced a new US$ 32.2 million contribution to UNRWA. The donation will support urgent relief and recovery needs in Gaza, emergency assistance for Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, and the continuation of essential UNRWA services in the occupied Palestinian territory, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

This donation is the largest ever one-time contribution from Japan to UNRWA. Japan’s total annual contribution in 2014 was US$ 28.3 million, a considerable increase from US$ 15.5 million in 2011.

26 Feb 2015 description
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I. Introduction

1 . This twelfth report is 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.

26 Feb 2015 description

Syria - Humanitarian situation and conflict (ECHO, NGOs, Media)

  • On 23 February, ISIL forces kidnapped about 90 villagers including women and children after seizing the villages of Tal Shamiram and Tal Hermuz in north-east Syria according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. The abductions took place when ISIL attacked a number of largely Assyrian Christian villages along the banks of the Khabour river in Al-Hassakeh governorate.

25 Feb 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- A Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) team on Wednesday carried on distributing humanitarian and medical aid among 500 Syrian families at Ash Shajarah area north of Jordan.

The aid was distributed to families in Ash Shajarah in the province of Irbid, north of Jordan as part of a KRCS campaign to provide emergency aid to Syrian refugees amid cold waves sweeping the region, said the KRCS' mission head Khaled Al-Zaid.

25 Feb 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Higher Committee for Relief distributed humanitarian aid to 1,440 Syrian refugee families in Jordan as part of Kuwait's wide-scale campaign purposed to deliver financial and food aid to Syrian refugees.

The campaign aids Syrian families who are in need and residing in Amman and northern areas, head of the delegation, Dr. Walid Al-Anjari told KUNA, adding that this comes within the framework of celebrations of Kuwait national holidays.

25 Feb 2015 description

Background Information

Location: Irbid and Jerash

Date: 11th of January, 2015

Objective: to understand to what extent the Winterization assistance was successful and to collect feedback on the quality of this assistance to feed in future program planning.

Methodology

25 Feb 2015 description

Background

At the request of and with funds provided by UNHCR, NRC has distributed cash-value vouchers to the entire camp population in Za’atari, and will continue to provide these vouchers to new arrivals until the middle of February. The vouchers are provided as a contribution to peoples’ winter needs.

25 Feb 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced Tuesday that it handed out humanitarian aid, including food and blankets, to 400 Syrian refugees in Umm Al-Rasas village, south of the Jordanian capital, in cooperation with Jordan's Red Crescent Society.

Due to current bad weather conditions in the region as most Syrian refugees in the Kingdom reside in tents at Umm Al-Rasas village, KRCS rushed to provide them with food and blankets to alleviate their suffering, Khaled Al-Zaid, head of KRCS team in Jordan, stated to KUNA.

25 Feb 2015 description

FACTS & FIGURES

Population: 18.2 million (ESCWA 2013)

15.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance:

  • 12.2 million in Syria (7.6 million of which are internally displaced)

  • 3.3 million refugees in neighbouring countries and North Africa

UN Appeals for 2015:

  • $2.9 billion Syria Strategic Response Plan 2015 (SRP) 0% funded* (*as of 12th January, OCHA)

24 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On February 24, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 6 million US dollars through international organizations including the World Food Programme (WFP) in support of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), etc. affected by cold wave.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

24 Feb 2015 description

Capitalizing on the achievements made so far and stressing the need for a holistic and sustained assistance to education systems affected by the Syria crisis, UNESCO is scaling up its response. The conflict in Syria is entering its fifth year and has created a profound humanitarian and development crisis, leaving a devastating impact on access to quality education in countries affected. From the beginning of conflict, more than 3 million children and youth have been forced out of school in Syria.