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28 Feb 2015 description

His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador in Lebanon, Mr. Giuseppe Morabito received Mr. Luca Renda, UNDP Country Director in Lebanon, Mrs. Annamaria Laurini, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, and Mr. Frank Hagemann, acting Regional Director of the ILO in the Arab States, for the presentation of three programmes implemented by the mentioned UN Agencies with the contribution of the Italian Government for a total amount of 2.5 million Euro.

27 Feb 2015 description

27 February 2015, Geneva/Beirut – The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for a greater support to Palestinian refugees and people affected by the Syrian crisis. Millions of people have been displaced and are desperately in need of humanitarian support.

During a two-day meeting in Beirut, focused on the work of the Palestine Red Crescent Society in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and Syria, Movement representatives and other stakeholders stressed the humanitarian imperative of increasing support to refugees.

27 Feb 2015 description


H.E. the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Jordan, Ralph Tarraf, and the Director of UNRWA in Jordan, Roger Davies, opened the extension to Husn Preparatory Boys School in the Palestine refugee camp of Husn, in northern Jordan, on 24 February. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Director General of the Department of Palestinian Affairs Mahmoud Akrabawi, a delegation from KfW Entwicklungsbank, refugee notables and beneficiaries.

27 Feb 2015 description

Tripoli, Lebanon | AFP | Friday 2/27/2015 - 03:27 GMT

by Sara Hussein

Syrian refugee Yasmine Khalaf lies next to her day-old daughter Israa in a Lebanese hospital, worrying that her tiny newborn risks life without a legal identity.

Israa, sleeping swaddled in a fluffy pink blanket, is one of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees born in Lebanon who are threatened with statelessness because of the hurdles to registering their births.

26 Feb 2015 description

Mr. President,


Ladies and Gentlemen,

Briefing this Council in 2013, I said the Syrian war had unleashed the worst humanitarian crisis of our times and posed a terrible threat to regional and global peace and security – risking an explosion that could engulf the entire Middle East.

Today, we must face the fact that this is exactly what happened.

26 Feb 2015 description
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Bekaa, Lebanon

UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag today said the United Nations continues to support Lebanon as it faces the impact of the conflict in Syria. In the course of her visit to the Bekaa, she expressed her appreciation for Lebanon’s residents in host communities for their generosity and solidarity with the refugees from Syria.

26 Feb 2015 description


Japan has announced a new US$ 32.2 million contribution to UNRWA. The donation will support urgent relief and recovery needs in Gaza, emergency assistance for Palestine refugees affected by the conflict in Syria, and the continuation of essential UNRWA services in the occupied Palestinian territory, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

This donation is the largest ever one-time contribution from Japan to UNRWA. Japan’s total annual contribution in 2014 was US$ 28.3 million, a considerable increase from US$ 15.5 million in 2011.

26 Feb 2015 description
report BioMed Central

Conflict and Health 2015, 9:8 doi:10.1186/s13031-015-0035-8 Matthew Benage, P Gregg Greenough, Patrick Vinck, Nada Omeira and Phuong Pham

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26 Feb 2015 description

ABBASIEH, Lebanon, February 25 (UNHCR) – Ali* and his family are living through their third winter in Lebanon, but thoughts of their Syrian home in the city of Idlib are never far away. "If we could go home, we would. But as long as the troubles last we can't," said the 30-year old, recalling the conflict in Syria. "We are thankful for the Lebanese."

26 Feb 2015 description

Syria - Humanitarian situation and conflict (ECHO, NGOs, Media)

  • On 23 February, ISIL forces kidnapped about 90 villagers including women and children after seizing the villages of Tal Shamiram and Tal Hermuz in north-east Syria according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights. The abductions took place when ISIL attacked a number of largely Assyrian Christian villages along the banks of the Khabour river in Al-Hassakeh governorate.

25 Feb 2015 description


Population: 18.2 million (ESCWA 2013)

15.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance:

  • 12.2 million in Syria (7.6 million of which are internally displaced)

  • 3.3 million refugees in neighbouring countries and North Africa

UN Appeals for 2015:

  • $2.9 billion Syria Strategic Response Plan 2015 (SRP) 0% funded* (*as of 12th January, OCHA)

25 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Des équipes médicales mobiles apportent aux réfugiés syriens du Liban une aide cruciale.

Par Miriam Azar

Avec l’hiver, de sévères conditions météorologiques règnent au Liban et rendent la situation des réfugiés syriens encore plus précaire et des équipes sanitaires se mobilisent pour leur apporter une aide urgente.

24 Feb 2015 description

Almost two years ago, Kholoud, 32, was shot by a sniper while outside her home in Syria. A single bullet struck her in the neck, leaving her paralyzed from the neck down. Now living in a makeshift shack in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, she is cared for by her husband and Handicap International rehabilitation staff.

Kholoud does not know why she was targeted. “There was no reason for it. It seemed like a normal day and it was calm. It was a random shot—there was no fighting at the time. But now we know that there was a sniper in the area.”

24 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On February 24, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 6 million US dollars through international organizations including the World Food Programme (WFP) in support of Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), etc. affected by cold wave.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

24 Feb 2015 description

Capitalizing on the achievements made so far and stressing the need for a holistic and sustained assistance to education systems affected by the Syria crisis, UNESCO is scaling up its response. The conflict in Syria is entering its fifth year and has created a profound humanitarian and development crisis, leaving a devastating impact on access to quality education in countries affected. From the beginning of conflict, more than 3 million children and youth have been forced out of school in Syria.