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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 1-15 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Donor generosity avoids October assistance cuts, though funding situation for November onwards remains critical

  • Opening of Nusaybin corridor enables delivery of food for 97,00 people in Al Hasakeh, the first delivery since May

  • Growing insecurity hamper deliveries to Syria’s northern governorates

  • WFP distributes e-cards to new beneficiaries in Lebanon’s Arsal region, despite continued insecurity

  • Vulnerability targeting for refugees in Jordanian communities begins

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UK Aid: Syria response (21 October 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

KEY FACTS

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 20 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab (Kurdish: Kobane) has been under intense assault for several weeks. Government officials in Turkey report that more than 190,000 Syrians fleeing Kobane and surrounds have entered the country since 19 September.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Left Behind: A Needs Assessment of Iraqi Refugees Present in Lebanon

Report
Caritas

A survey shows that 71.8 per cent of refugees are economically worse off than when they lived in Iraq. More than 60 per cent say they’re poorer now than when they first arrived.

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Pledged Reconstruction Aid for Gaza Must Materialize, Secretary-General Tells Security Council, Saying ‘Clock Is Ticking’

SC/11607

7281st Meeting (AM)

Speakers Criticize Unilateral Action, Urge Compromises to Save Two-State Solution The $5.4 billion in pledges from some 50 countries at a recent donor conference for Gaza’s reconstruction must quickly materialize into assistance on the ground, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Refugee women supporting one another

Tue, 21/10/2014 - 16:25 Marjolein Roelandt

Jamile (35) fled Syria two years ago. Now she is helping to address the concerns of other Syrian women in an informal tented settlement in Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 September - 13 October 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

  • Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs city on 1st October killing 29 children and injuring 37 more.

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Ministry of Public Health launches national polio immunization campaign to prevent polio resurgence in Lebanon

Beirut, 14 October 2014 – The Ministry of Public Health, in collaboration with WHO, UNICEF and humanitarian partners launched a national polio immunization campaign at a press conference held at the Lebanese Order of Physicians.

The campaign is part of the crucial national response to the outbreak of polio in the country, and aims to reach over 550 000 children under-five in Lebanon, regardless of nationality, in order to keep Lebanon polio-free.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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WFP Syria crisis response impact of funding shortfalls, October 2014 [EN/AR]

URGENT FUNDING SHORTFALLS FORCE WFP TO CUT OPERATIONS IN SYRIA AND SUB-REGION

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Iraq + 5 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Iraq Crisis (ECHO/-ME /BUD/2014/91000) Last update:07/10/2014 Version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

October 2014: modification n°4

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British Government in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council

The British Government, already a key humanitarian actor in the Syrian crisis, has further increased its engagement through a two-year partnership with the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in Syria and Lebanon. £21 million will ensure vital emergency relief operations during this two-year period.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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In Syria and neighbouring countries “winter puts Syrian families at risk of disease and death”

Report
CARE

People affected by the conflict have to survive the upcoming cold winter weather with meagre assistance, CARE supports with blankets, winter clothes and cash assistance.

Amman, Jordan (XX, 2014) - As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and in neighbouring countries.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: Social Cohesion and Livelihoods

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:

In Lebanon, armed clashes in Arsal in early August have had an important impact on social cohesion, particularly in the Bekaa. The armed incidents and heightened security situation have further raised tensions and defiance between communities. In addition to a rise in evictions, incidents and restrictive measures imposed on refugees, local NGOs and partners are reporting increasing defiance from local institutions and communities against the international response and assistance.

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Lebanon + 4 others
Regional: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014 (WASH)

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:

In Lebanon, through its private sector partnerships and in collaboration with the Water Establishments, the sector has installed 19 chlorinators in the most vulnerable municipalities of Beirut-Mount Lebanon region to benefit 114,000 Lebanese and 28,000 Syrian refugees. Through such simple interventions, chlorinated drinking water is provided and the risk of water borne disease is mitigated significantly.