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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian and Lebanese Professionals Graduate from IOM-Lebanese University

Syria - 32 professionals from Syria and Lebanon graduated Monday from IOM-Lebanese University with a master degree in “Psychosocial Support and Dialogue”.

This Executive Professional Master was offered to Syrian and Lebanese professionals psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, counsellors, public health specialists and artists to broaden their knowledge on psychosocial issues related to displacement, migration and conflict stricken societies.

International Organization for Migration:

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Iraq + 4 others
Australia provides assistance to women and girls in Iraq

Today I announce that Australia will provide $2 million in assistance to support the hundreds of thousands of women and girls affected by the ongoing violence in Iraq.

This is part of the Australian Government’s efforts to help Iraq protect its people from the terror and brutality of ISIL.

Women and girls are bearing the brunt of this conflict as ISIL targets women, children and minorities for sexual violence and expectant mothers are forced to flee their homes.

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Lebanon + 2 others
UNICEF Announces US$ 300,000 to the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme

Beirut

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is supporting the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme in Lebanon with a generous new donation of US$ 300,000 to address the urgent needs of children with disabilities. This amount is in addition to the US$ 80,000 that UNICEF has already contributed to the UNRWA Assistive Devices Programme as part of its pledge to ensure a better life and future for Palestine refugee children in Lebanon.

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Lebanon + 1 other
UN Development Chief Calls for Support to Lebanon Amid Refugee Crisis

New York, USA – More international support for Lebanon is needed to help it to maintain its stability as it hosts very large numbers of Syrian refugees”, the Administrator of the UN’s Development Programme Helen Clark said as she wrapped up a visit to the country with UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres.

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Ensuring quality education for young refugees from Syria : Mapping exercise on quality education for young refugees from Syria (12-25 years)

The Syrian crisis has uprooted the largest number of refugees in recent history. Half of the refugee population are children and young people forced to flee from home and rebuild their lives not knowing if or when return may be possible. It is clear that the initial emergency relief initiatives for Syria’s refugee crisis must now evolve to develop longer-term strategies. This mapping exercise focuses in on refugee youth education, a crucial yet often overlooked element in Syria’s humanitarian response. This report addresses the educational status of refugees from Syria aged 12-25 years.

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Iraq + 4 others
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA airlifts approximately 54 metric tons (MT) of relief commodities from its warehouse in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the city of Erbil

  • U.N. has expended approximately $308 million of the $500 million the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) had pledged to the Iraq response in June

  • Iraqi refugee caseloads continue to increase in Jordan and Lebanon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Iraq + 2 others
Geographical Divide in Maternal Health for Syrian Refugees

By Shelly Kittleson

DOHUK, Iraq, Sep 19 2014 (IPS) - At the largest refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, young Syrian mothers and pregnant women are considered relatively lucky.

The number of registered Syrian refugees surpassed 3 million in late August, with the highest concentrations in Lebanon (over 1.1 million), Turkey (over 800,000), and Jordan (over 600,000). In all of the above, serious concerns have been expressed about the availability of healthcare services for expectant mothers.

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Lebanon + 3 others
Emergency Grant Aid in response to IDPs in Iraq and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon affected by the ISIL offensive

  1. According to the announcement of the United Nations, the total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq, affected by the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) offensive, is increased by approximately 1,800,000 people. Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon is also increased approximately 1,180,000 people (more than a quarter of all the population in Lebanon).

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Futures under threat: The impact of the education crisis on Syria’s children

From an almost 100 per cent enrollment rate, Syria has now descended to the second worst rate of school attendance in the world with 2.8 million children out of school.

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Funding shortfall forces WFP to announce cutbacks to Syrian food assistance operation

In Syria, the size of next month’s food ration will be reduced and in neighbouring countries the number of refugees receiving food or vouchers will be cut, the agency said.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 18 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP is scaling back food assistance for Syrian refugees across the region from October as a result of funding shortfalls. Both the number of beneficiaries and the value of food vouchers will be reduced. As an example, monthly food assistance to around 440,000 Syrian refugees living in towns and villages in Jordan will be reduced from $34 to $16.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 2 - 5 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Syria: During the reporting period, IOM distributed non-food items to an estimated 2,959 vulnerable and displaced individuals hosted in El Ifraj camp and in Kafar Amim village in Idleb.

Iraq: Between 7 July and 2 September, 2,834 Syrian refugees received inter-camp transportation assistance from IOM.

Jordan: During the reporting period, IOM screened 267 Syrian refugees for Tuberculosis (TB) and identified four new TB cases.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 10 others
New fund for victims of conflict-related violence and natural disasters

The government has decided to create a new emergency aid fund for the 2014-2017 period. In total an extra €570 million will be made available to meet the most immediate needs of those affected by conflict-related violence and natural disasters. This is in addition to the existing €210 million annual humanitarian aid budget.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Deux hauts représentants de l'ONU auprès des réfugiés syriens au Liban

DEIR EL AHMAR, Liban, 16 septembre (HCR) – Avant la guerre civile en Syrie, la ville pittoresque perchée de Deir El Ahmar voyait des travailleurs agricoles saisonniers arriver depuis la Syrie pour le ramassage du tabac, des oignons et d'autres plantations puis ils rentraient chez eux après la récolte.

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Warning Security Council in briefing that Gaza could ‘implode, or explode again’, Political Envoy for Middle East urges ‘revised and credible’ political framework

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Security Council
7266th Meeting (AM)

Proposing a package of measures to "fundamentally change the dynamics" in Gaza, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council this morning that it was critical to act swiftly while a fragile ceasefire held.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Top UN humanitarian officials visit Syrian refugees, call for support for Lebanon

"The impact on the daily life of the Lebanese, the health system, the infrastructure, water, electricity: all this requires massive solidarity from the international community," said UNHCR chief.