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03 Jul 2015 description

69% reduced the number of meals eaten each day

58% limited their meal sizes

77% bought food on credit or borrowed money to buy extra food

13% of families withdrew children from school

4% relied on children to generate additional incomes


03 Jul 2015 description
report Sphere Project

A pharmacist with a degree on health management, Rita Rhayem discovered the humanitarian field thanks to a short stint with Doctors Without Borders during the 2006 Lebanon War. "That experience was an eye-opener and I decided to work in that field," she says.

One year later, Rhayem began her humanitarian career as head of the health department at Caritas Lebanon. It was in that capacity that she first learned about the Sphere standards. "I realised it was something important that I should know more about."

03 Jul 2015 description

From 29 June to 1 July, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels for a range of senior-level meetings to draw attention to the Agency’s crucial role and activities and to raise the alarm regarding its dramatic level of underfunding, as well as to officially open the UNRWA photography exhibition ‘I Am Not a Statistic’, held in the European Parliament until 3 July.

03 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

02 Jul 2015 description

Message from the President

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02 Jul 2015 description

2 July 2015

Three Lebanese civil defense firefighters, accompanied with a captain from UNIFIL Fire Brigade unit, have to enter a burning building, extinguish a fire and cool down the place.

This is one of the scenarios during a three-day training conducted by UNIFIL’s Fire Safety Unit in Naqoura in collaboration with the Lebanese Civil Defense centers in south Lebanon.

UNIFIL Civil Affairs has facilitated the training which encompassed representatives from Civil Defense centers from the southern towns of Al Taibe, Qabrikha, Meis El Jabal, Markaba and Frun.

02 Jul 2015 description

Additional help from the UK to provide emergency aid, jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis

A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

02 Jul 2015 description
report European Union

Le 22 juin 2015, le Conseil a adopté des conclusions sur le Liban.

L'UE rappelle la déclaration du 25 mai de la haute représentante au nom de l'UE concernant l'année qui s'est écoulée depuis la fin du mandat de Michel Sleiman au poste de président du Liban, ainsi que la déclaration présidentielle adoptée par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies le 19 mars.

02 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se voit contraint de réduire l’assistance alimentaire aux réfugiés Syriens au Liban et en Jordanie en raison d’un manque de financement important.

“Au moment même où l’on pensait que la situation ne pouvait pas empirer, nous sommes forcés de réduire encore plus l’assistance” a déclaré Muhannad Hadi, le Directeur régional du PAM pour le Moyen-Orient, l’Afrique du Nord, l’Asie Centrale et l’Europe de l’Est. “Les réfugiés avaient déjà du mal à tenir avec le peu qu’on leur donnait”.

02 Jul 2015 description
Arabic version


AMMAN, 2 July 2015 - The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and UNICEF.

01 Jul 2015 description

June 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Chad, Kuwait, Myanmar, Tunisia

  • Improved situations

July 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

    Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.

“Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, we are forced yet again to make yet more cuts,” said Muhannad Hadi, WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. “Refugees were already struggling to cope with what little we could provide.”

01 Jul 2015 description

The United Nations Development Programme, represented by Mr. Ross Mountain, UNDP Resident Representative, signed on June 26th 2015, a memorandum of understanding with L'Orient Le Jour and Daily Star newspapers represented by Ms. Nayla de Freije, Executive Director of the General Company of Press and Publication (L'Orient Le Jour), and Mr. Jamal Zein, Director of Finance and Administration in The Daily Star newspaper.

30 Jun 2015 description

On 25 June 2015, the head of the ICRC delegation in Lebanon, Fabrizzio Carboni, met with the Lebanese Interior Minister, Nohad el Machnouk. Coincidentally, the meeting took place on the eve of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June). Following the meeting, Mr Carboni agreed to answer some questions concerning the ICRC's detention-related activities in Lebanon.

30 Jun 2015 description


  • From January to March 2015, WFP assisted 896,791 Syrian refugees, 11,972 new arrivals and 21,801 Palestine refugees from Syria.

  • As of March 2015, WFP contracted 410 shops across Lebanon and injected over US$444 million into the Lebanese economy through its voucher programme. Due to limited resources, since January 2015 WFP’s monthly voucher value has been reduced by 30 percent, from US$27 to US$19 per person.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In Syria, between 17 May and 28 May 2015, more than 305,600 children wrote the grade 9 national exam, across 2,310 schools or centers countrywide.

• In Jordan, through UNICEF partners the Makani-My Space integrated approach, offering alternative education, psychosocial support services and life skills training has been implemented in 145 locations nationwide targeting vulnerable children and youth.