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24 Jul 2017 description
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Letter of transmittal

Letter dated 25 May 2017 from the Chair of the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East addressed to the Commissioner-General of the Agency

20 Jul 2017 description

With the SlovakAid funds, Habitat for Humanity started renovating primary and secondary schools for local and refugee children in Lebanon. Almost 2500 children aged 6 to 18 will benefit from this work.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Investigate, Publish Results, and Punish Anyone Found Responsible

20 Jul 2017 description

By Lara Cooper

Editor’s note: The post below was originally published by American Near East Refugee Aid. ANERA serves Palestinian refugees and poor communities in Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon, and is a partner of Direct Relief. The post appeared on ANERA’s site on July 13, 2017.

Throughout the world, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under five. About one million babies die from preterm birth complications each year.

19 Jul 2017 description
report International Alert


This report examines the gendered vulnerabilities and realities faced by Syrians in this time of war and displacement, and what these may mean for future peacebuilding. As the Syrian war enters its seventh year, we explore some of the main gendered impacts of the violent conflict – for those who remain in the country and those displaced. We also examine the gendered dynamics of recruitment into armed groups as well as engagement in these groups more broadly.

19 Jul 2017 description

En réaction à la déclaration du Premier ministre libanais Saad Hariri annonçant une opération de sécurité imminente en périphérie de la ville d'Arsal, dans le nord-est du Liban, Lynn Maalouf, directrice des recherches pour le Moyen-Orient à Amnesty International, a déclaré :

19 Jul 2017 description

Responding to a statement by Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announcing an imminent security operation in the outskirts of the town of Arsal, in northeast Lebanon, Lynn Maalouf, Middle-East Director of Research for Amnesty International said:

19 Jul 2017 description

1, 186.8 M funding gap for the Syria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

"Supporting the hopes of children and young people has never been more important"

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 18 July 2017 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and three time Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo, met with Syrian and Lebanese youth in refugee settlements in Lebanon to mark World Youth Skills Day on Saturday 15 July.

“Supporting the hopes of children and young people has never been more important – Their future is our future” said Angelique Kidjo after speaking to Syrian and Lebanese children and young people in the Bekaa Valley.

18 Jul 2017 description

Iraq - Since July 2016, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has assisted in person over 50,000 vulnerable migrants with family reunifications in Germany through its Family Assistance Programme (FAP).

The aim of FAP, which was initiated and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, is to support family reunification applicants in Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon during the visa application process for Germany. At their offices, IOM helps them to correctly complete the forms and prepare their documents in order to reunite with close family members already granted asylum in Germany.

17 Jul 2017 description

OUTCOME 5: Boys & girls at risk and survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse have access to an improved and equitable prevention & response

Output 5.2: Displaced and host community boys & girls at risk or survivors of violence have access to an integrated package of quality prevention and response services

14 Jul 2017 description

NRC in 2016: our year in review

We assisted millions in 2016. It wasn’t easy.

The numbers were bleak. Nearly 66 million people were on the move, fleeing conflict and disaster. But we persevered.

In 2016, displacement figures topped the charts yet again. As the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) scaled up, our 2016 annual report details, we supported more than six million people throughout the year – improving 2015 achievements by nearly 27 per cent.

A balancing act