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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

07/30/2014 18:07 GMT

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - The United States on Wednesday unveiled $378 million in new humanitarian aid for the Syrian people, denouncing "appalling 'starve or surrender' tactics" by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

"The regime is asphyxiating half a million Syrians in Aleppo by obstructing deliveries of food, water, and medicine," Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.

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Gaza: HI to expand humanitarian response

In response to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Handicap International is donating equipment such as wheelchairs and crutches to Al-Shifa hospital, where many of the injured are being treated. The organization made its first donation on July 23, and plans to make more donations this week.

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World + 17 others
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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Council scales up humanitarian assistance for Syria

European Union

In reaction to the continuing deterioration of the situation in Syria, the Council today approved 1 the increase of humanitarian and development assistance.

The Council backed a Commission proposal (12055/14) to increase humanitarian assistance by 50 million €, bringing the total humanitarian support for Syria to 150 million € in 2014. This is to address the most pressing needs of the most vulnerable persons inside Syria and in the neighbour countries. The additional support is notably aimed at helping health care services, providing medicines and scaling up water supply.

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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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Lebanon + 1 other
The War Follows Them: Syrian University Students & Scholars in Lebanon

The crisis in Syria continues to have a devastating impact on professors, university students, and the education sector, not only in Syria but also in the neighboring countries that are hosting so many displaced Syrians. In this report, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and its Syria Consortium for Higher Education in Crisis looks at the conditions and educational needs of Syrians university students and scholars in Lebanon.

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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:

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Drought and Misuse Behind Lebanon’s Water Scarcity

By Oriol Andrés Gallart

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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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Le Canada soutient les enfants réfugiés du Proche-Orient

Le Canada offrira des occasions d'apprentissage plus nombreuses aux enfants vulnérables de Syrie et du Liban

Le 25 juillet 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada

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Lebanon + 2 others
Canada supports refugee children in the Middle East

Canada will provide greater learning opportunities to vulnerable children from Syria and Lebanon

July 25, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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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.