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08 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Eighth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Fourth Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 8 December 2016

The Commission is today reporting on progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement and on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes.

The Commission also adopted a fourth Recommendation today that takes stock of the progress achieved by Greece to put in place a fully functioning asylum system and sets out a process for the gradual resumption of Dublin transfers to Greece.

08 Dec 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Relatively favourable weather conditions prevail

  • Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 set to decrease slightly

  • Number of registered Syrian refugees in the country stabilized

Relatively favourable production prospects prevail

07 Dec 2016 description

UNRWA strongly condemns the armed violence that took place in the Ein El Hilweh Palestine Refugee camp in Lebanon, on 5 December 2016.

07 Dec 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over US $1 billion has been allocated in support of the LCRP, almost 50% of the plan’s requirements.

  • RC/HC and UN representatives visit Aarsal, one of the most vulnerable and volatile areas in Lebanon.

  • MoSA organizes a high-level conference to discuss the impact of the Syria crisis in Lebanon.

  • The Gemmayzeh Theatre in Beirut hosts the first UN Film Festival in Lebanon and the region.

  • 16 Days of Activism campaign is launched to end gender-based violence against women and girls.

06 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 6 décembre 2016

Le fonds fiduciaire régional de l'Union européenne en réponse à la crise syrienne a adopté un nouvel ensemble de mesures destinées à venir en aide aux réfugiés qui fuient la guerre en Syrie et à leurs communautés d'accueil mises à rude épreuve, pour un montant de 139 millions d'euros.

06 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 6 December 2016

The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis adopted a new €139 million assistance package to help refugees fleeing the war in Syria and their overstretched host communities.

A special stabilisation package for Iraq is also included. The board meeting of the Trust Fund brought together the European Commission, EU Member States, representatives of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, as well as international financial institutions.

06 Dec 2016 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The whole population of Syria and Iraq is feeling the toll of the armed conflicts in their countries. This report complements the existing information base by improving understanding of the protection needs of religious and ethnic minority groups from Syria and Iraq, including those remaining in these countries and those who have fled to neighbouring countries.

06 Dec 2016 description

Minister Dion announces $8 million in security, defence and stabilization assistance for Lebanon as he concludes a successful five-day visit

December 5, 2016 – Beirut, Lebanon - Global Affairs Canada

05 Dec 2016 description

Foreword

In 2016, the number of forcibly displaced people reached a historic level. More than 65 million people are internally displaced, refugees or asylum seekers and more people are displaced within countries and across borders every day due to conflict violence persecution and natural disasters. Nearly half of these people are children. More than half are internally displaced – an invisible majority.

05 Dec 2016 description
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Regional Strategic Overview
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Press Release

Amman, 5 December 2016 - With the conflict in Syria well into its sixth year and with little progress on the political front, United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.69 billion in new funding to continue vital work over the next two years.

The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together more than 240 partners in a coordinated, region-wide response to assist 9.1 million people in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - 4.7 million Syrian refugees and over 4.4 million members of the communities hosting them.

04 Dec 2016 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 4,810,216 have now fled Syria. More than 2.5 million of them fled in 2014 alone. During the course of 2014, an average of more than 4,738 people fled every day. In 2015, more than 1.1 million Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 7,130 per day. Children now make up 47.6% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,289,662 refugee children in the region.

03 Dec 2016 description

584.0 M required for 2016
249.6 M contributions received, representing 43% of requirements
334.5 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

02 Dec 2016 description
report Oxfam

"People are arriving here exhausted, hungry and thirsty and often in need of urgent medical attention.” Riccardo Sansone" Oxfam’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Serbia*

A global displacement crisis

More than 65 million people around the world are now officially displaced from their homes – the highest figure recorded by the United Nations since the Second World War.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier has pledged a further 50 million euros in humanitarian aid to the besieged city of Aleppo. He also called on all parties to allow a ceasefire after visiting a refugee camp in Lebanon.

In light of the Syrian government offensive in Aleppo, the German government pledged an additional 50 million euros ($53.2 million) in funds to various aid organizations on Friday. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on a visit to a Lebanon refugee camp, announced the donation.