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17 Apr 2015 description
report World Vision

Far away from all forms of urbanization and complexities of city life, where the number of cars is limited compared to the number of goats and cows, is the rural village where Fatmeh, a 23-year-old volunteer with World Vision, lives.

“We have no chairs or sofas, I am sorry, apologizes Fatmeh while taking us inside, to the living room—a room with nothing but some pillows spread across the floor and a stove in the middle.

17 Apr 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Syrians say new requirements unobtainable

  • Unregistered Syrians live in fear, avoid police

  • Lebanese resentment grows against refugees

  • Government says it cannot cope, needs funds

By Oliver Holmes

BEIRUT, April 17 (Reuters) - New rules in Lebanon, which has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world, have left many thousands of them at risk of abuse from landlords and detention at any time, aid workers and a rights group say.

16 Apr 2015 description

Press release | Published: 2015-04-15

‘Most of the 665 000 children who have fled from Syria to Lebanon are still not going to school. Norway is therefore increasing its support for education in Lebanon, and will provide NOK 45 million for these efforts in 2015,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

15 Apr 2015 description

By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC

Aiming to highlight the efforts of the Palestine Red Crescent Society and its contributions to alleviating the suffering of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Syria, the National Society invited an international delegation of humanitarian workers on a field visit to two medical facilities in the country.

15 Apr 2015 description

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £800 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

15 Apr 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 14th April, 2015 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, in cooperation with the UAE Embassy in Beirut, has provided drugs and medical supplies to Dar Al-Shifa hospital in northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, to support Lebanese and Syrian patients.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Security Council

7428th Meeting (AM)

Nearly 70 Speakers Speak on ‘Great Moral Issue of Our Time’

In its fight against sexual violence in conflict, the world had arrived at a “new juncture”, characterized by ongoing, shocking crimes, but also by greater opportunity to respond to the scourge in a resolute and integrated manner, the United Nations’ top official on the issue told the Security Council today ahead of an open debate on women, peace and security.

15 Apr 2015 description

DEBANE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT, Lebanon, April 15 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres this week visited Syrian refugees living in harsh conditions in informal settlements in south Lebanon and called on the international community to do more to ease their plight.

15 Apr 2015 description

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, in cooperation with the UAE Embassy in Beirut, has provided drugs and medical supplies to Dar Al-Shifa hospital in northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, to support Lebanese and Syrian patients.

An official source at the Khalifa Foundation said that the new medical assistance to Lebanon falls within the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

15 Apr 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

March 2015 marked four years of civil war in Syria. While many in the world have moved on, Syrians find themselves trapped in conflict, and forced to flee for their lives. The fighting has killed at least 220,000 people; and 840,000 have been injured in violence. Life expectancy has fallen by approximately 20 years.

14 Apr 2015 description
report UNIDO

ZAHLE, Lebanon, 7 April 2015 – Vocational training courses for Syrian refuges and vulnerable Lebanese host communities were organized in Zahle, in the Lebanese Bekaa region, by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) together with the Ministry of Industry.

Implemented in cooperation with a number of national counterparts and private sector partners, the courses were part of the project “Supporting host communities affected by the high influx of Syrian refugees in Lebanon”.

14 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 9–14 April 2015

Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.

14 Apr 2015 description

This month’s issue covers the following topics: