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Syria Regional Response Plan ‐ RRP6 (all agencies) Funding status as at 14 April 2014

The requirements presented in this funding update refer to the 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan covering the period January to December 2014.

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World + 5 others
Bigger, badder - the challenge of urban disasters


Dense populations in cities mean a disaster would incur more fatalities and more damage to the infrastructure per square kilometer. Reaching affected people is also more difficult as access is blocked.


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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Jordan + 1 other
Lives unseen: Urban Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities three years into the Syria crisis


A new study by CARE International highlights the refugees' struggle to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs of living and educational challenges for children.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The 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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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 28 March - 10 April 2014


  • More than one million Syrian refugees have approached UNHCR for assistance in Lebanon. Refugees from Syria now equal one-quarter of the resident population. The host country has experienced serious economic shocks due to the conflict in Syria, including a decline in trade, tourism and investment and an increase in public expenditures.

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Lebanon + 4 others
Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq: Population Movement Emergency Appeal MDR81003 Operation update n°2

Period covered by this Ops Update:
October- December 2013

Appeal target (current):
CHF 27.4 million

Appeal coverage: 23%

Appeal history:

• Preliminary Emergency Appeal initially launched on 9 August 2012 for CHF 3.7 million to assist 55,000 people for six months.

• The appeal was revised on 30 January 2013 seeking CHF 4,647,103 million in cash, kind, or services to support four National Societies in assisting 62,000 people (12,400 families), for six months, until the end of June 2013.

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Syria: Emergency Response Fund (as of 7 April 2014)

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 $73.8 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $55 million for 168 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. The total ERF balance is $18.8 million. 10 Projects amounting to $4.7 million are currently under review. If approved, the ERF balance will stand at $14.1 million.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Jordan + 1 other
Enhancing the Economic Resilience of Displaced Iraqis and Poor Jordanians



After ten years of displacement, many Iraqis remain in Jordan. Roughly 18 percent are between the ages of 15 and 24, and an estimated 40 percent are women. Most Iraqis have little to no source of sustainable income, and many struggle to support themselves and their families. Their extended displacement in Jordan has depleted their savings, pushing them into increasingly impoverished neighborhoods.

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Greening: act now for Syrian children

Justine Greening urges international donors to deliver on their promises to help thousands of children affected by conflict in Syria.

International donors must deliver on their promises and not forget the millions of children traumatised by the Syrian conflict who continue to need support, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has warned.

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10 April 2014: Syria – Internally Displaced Persons and Syrian refugees in the region

Syrian refugees 2 654 589 (including 19 697 registered in North African countries)

IDPs 6.5 million countrywide (UN estimate , December 2013)