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27 Mar 2015 description

Tyre, Lebanon | | Friday 3/27/2015 - 18:19 GMT

Eight children were wounded on Friday, one severely, when a cluster bomb from the 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah exploded in south Lebanon, security and medical officials told AFP.

During the war, Israel dropped more than four million cluster bombs on south Lebanon in violation of international humanitarian law.

Since 2006, hundreds of civilians have been killed by the delayed detonation of these weapons.

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Beirut, Lebanon
Friday, 27 March 2015

Good morning,

I just had a very productive meeting with Prime Minister Tamam Salam. As you know, I recently returned from New York and Washington, but New York for the regular briefing of the Security Council on resolution 1701 but very much also on the whole of Lebanon approach which we have adopted. The Security Council session was very productive.

27 Mar 2015 description

2014 IN REVIEW

This Annual Report sets out the collective achievements of over 155 actors - including host governments, UN agencies, NGOs, IOM, foundations and donors - to respond to the protection and assistance needs of refugees from Syria and impacted local communities under the Regional Response Plan (RRP6) in 2014.

26 Mar 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 24th March, 2015 (WAM)--The UAE's aid aimed at alleviating the suffering of those affected by the Syrian Crisis has amounted to more than Dh 1.34 billion, or US$364 million, since 2012, according to the latest figures collated via the UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD).

Humanitarian aid to the Syrian population remains essential as the Syrian Crisis enters its fourth year, and the number of refugees in neighbouring countries approaches 4 million.

26 Mar 2015 description

War pushing water shortages to breaking point in the Middle East, says ICRC report

With heavy fighting continuing to tear apart Syria and Iraq, and many communities still recovering from conflicts in Lebanon, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the region's water resources and aging delivery systems are reaching their breaking point, according to a new report by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

25 Mar 2015 description

FAO’s role and presence in Syria

FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations for their own longer-term recovery.

25 Mar 2015 description

Lebanon has shown extraordinary generosity in hosting a record number of refugee children, women and men from Syria into Lebanon. Over a million refugees registered with UNHCR live in over 1,170 communities across the country. This dramatic surge in population has strained public services and infrastructure that were already fragile before the Syrian crisis. The profound economic, social, and environmental impact of the crisis in Syria on Lebanon is evident in both rural and urban communities.

25 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

• UNRWA is facing severe shortfalls in funding for cash assistance in all fields of operation. Without further donations, the Agency will be forced to make reductions to its cash assistance programme in the coming months

• Results of UNRWA’s Post-Distribution Monitoring Survey indicate that PRS in Lebanon are becoming increasingly vulnerable, with UNRWA cash assistance representing the sole income for over 75% of PRS.

25 Mar 2015 description

Overview:

This map shows WASH partner presence in Lebanon in all site types. The map based upon reporting of any type of WASH activity in ActivityInfo for January 2015. For additional mapping products and information including national mapping of partners in IS please see the UNHCR Informational portal http://data.unhcr.org This map is designed for an AO size printout.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Council of Europe

In a report unanimously adopted today on the humanitarian consequences of the actions of the terrorist group called “Islamic State”, the Committee on Migration makes an urgent appeal to all member states to show solidarity and responsibility in the face of this unprecedented humanitarian crisis.

23 Mar 2015 description

Beirut, Lebanon | | Monday 3/23/2015 - 18:18 GMT |

A presidential vacuum and deadlocked institutions are impeding 166 million euros ($182 million) in French development aid to Lebanon, a French minister said on Monday.

"There are 166 million euros waiting until Lebanon's institutions are operating normally and are capable of dealing with different situations, as well as the speedy election of a president," French Development and Francophony Minister Annick Gerardin said.

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Beirut, 23 March 2015 – The Ministry of Public Health, UNICEF, and WHO announce the launch of a supplementary Polio immunization campaign as part of the continued efforts to keep children in Lebanon safe from polio. The seven-day campaign, which starts on the 23rd of March, aims to reach almost 180,000 children under five in Lebanon regardless of nationality.

The Ministry of Public Health, UNICEF, and WHO have partnered to target children who might have missed out on the vaccination during the previous immunization rounds.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, March 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has committed itself on the official and non-government levels to easing the burden on Syrians displaced as a result of the conflict in their country which started just over four years ago.

Humanitarian campaigns launched by Kuwaiti charity organisations only a few months after the start of the conflict, focused on neighbouring countries which started to host fleeing refugees like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. They provided families with food, education for their children, healthcare and shelter.