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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14


Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 july

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Syria Crisis Common Context Analysis

A product of the Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning (CALL) Initiative, this paper aims to save evaluation teams time and research, and avoid unnecessary duplication.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 09 - 22 July 2014


  • Food assistance reaches Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh

  • 12-truck WFP convoy departs for Deir-ez-Zor city

  • Nutrition programme for displaced women launched in Homs and Lattakia

  • Ramadan distributions in Jordan conclude ahead of Eid

  • WFP monitoring shows most refugees in camps in Turkey to be food secure

  • In Egypt, Carrefour provides 3 percent discount on purchases with WFP e-card

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Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 13 -19 July


  • On 14 July, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2165 on humanitarian access to Syria. The resolution is intended to facilitate the delivery of aid in line with the approach pursued by UN humanitarian agencies, which aims at providing humanitarian assistance to persons need throughout Syria, through the most direct routes. Specifically, the resolution authorizes the UN to use four border crossing points (two at the Turkish, one at the Jordan and one at the Iraqi borders) in addition to those already in use.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis 8 - 21 July 2014


  • Syria: IOM successfully reached the besieged area of Madamiyet Elsham as well as affected areas in the eastern and northern parts of Madamiyeh in Rural Damascus and assisted around 25,000 displaced and affected individuals through the provision of 5,000 hygiene kits.

  • Iraq: IOM distributed 32 In-Kind Grants (IKG) for Syrian refugees living in Darashakran Camp, Erbil. Since the beginning of the crisis, 1,635 individuals have benefitted from IOM’s livelihood assistance.

International Organization for Migration:

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Syria Crisis Response Updated 24 July 2014


According to UNHCR 2,929,646 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. In 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. Children make up 51% of the refugee population. There are now an estimated 1,494,119 refugee children in the region.


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Three Syrian Refugees Who Turned Suffering into Opportunity

Yasmine has always been drawn to all things beautiful. As a young girl, she was able to see beauty in places where others did not. She did not know then this was a gift that would help Yasmine in her adult life when she would be faced with her greatest challenge: fleeing civil war in Syria and living as a refugee in a camp, far away from the only family, livelihood and culture she had ever known.

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Jordan's Quiet Emergency

Pulitzer Center


When the adhan sounds, a sigh of relief ripples across the room. The call to prayer marks the end of the day’s Ramadan fasting and the go-ahead for seven disabled children, six volunteers, one grandmother, and two supervisors, all from Syria, to dig into the mountain of McDonald’s in front of them.

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Protection)


Inter-Agency Strengthening SGBV and Child Protection Services and Systems Project In June 2014, orientation sessions on the AMANI campaign were conducted in Zaatari and Azraq for field-staff from the Child Protection and SGBV Sub-Sectors, and coordinated campaign activities organized. In June, four trainings on the SOPs and referral pathways were also conducted for humanitarian staff working in the CP and SGBV sectors as well as for service providers in other sectors.

Early Marriage

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Health)


  • First round of Sub National Immunization Days conducted from 8th – 19th June in camps and outside the camps; 199,439 children 0-5 years including 75,395 Syrian and 11,959 other nationalities reached with two drops of oral polio vaccine

  • During June 3,915 new arrival Syrian refugee children aged 6 months -15 years were vaccinated against measles by IOM with a coverage of 99.9 %

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Shelter & Settlement)


Cash-for-rent guidelines taskforce:

The ShelterWG established a taskforce to develop guidelines for agencies involved with the provision of cash-for-rent assistance. Agencies presented their activities at the first taskforce meeting and discussed best practices, challenges and achievements of this intervention. During the second meeting a draft was developed and is now waiting for recommendations and approval from the chair of the Cash working group.

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Education)


National level:

Contingency Planning: The Contingency Plan for education sector was developed in a consultative way and prepositioning of educational supplies and humans resources were identified with key actions.

ESWGWork Plan – mid-year review: The mid-yearWorkplan review and monitoring was conducted in a consultative way with ESWG members and showed that all the planned activities are on track.

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Food Security)

Communities: IRWhas been distributing 5,557 food packages to both Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Amman, Irbid, Mafraq, Baqaa camp and Southern Jordan.
This distribution of food packages will be on-going during the holy month of Ramadan only. IRWwill be donating 1,000 food packages.

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis and region (22 July 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £600 million to provide humanitarian support including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.