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03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

02 Aug 2015 description

Kuwait’s Red Crescent Society continued delivering aid to refugee Syrian families in different Lebanese cities and regions on Saturday. The humanitarian aid was delivered to 1,100 families in the eastern town Arsal and Baalbek in Al-Beqaa northeastern Lebanon, as well as in El-Minieh in the north, the society’s envoy to Lebanon Musaad Al-Enezi told. The aid, delivered in cooperation with Lebanon’s Red Cross, is very vital, as Syrian refugees are living in severe conditions, said Al-Enezi.

01 Aug 2015 description

Friday, July 31, 2015

USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Agency for International Development announced today a $65 million contribution through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to allow the organization to continue to reach an estimated 4 million Syrians inside the country and approximately 1.6 million refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Egypt. This contribution will help keep WFP programs operating through November and avert an imminent shutdown.

01 Aug 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Over the hot summer months UNICEF is continuing to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene response in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Syria UNICEF, with sector partners, is supporting water access in areas where control of water is increasingly being used in the war in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Dara governorates. UNICEF is providing water trucking, rehabilitation of wells and fuel to power systems.

31 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.

31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • The ETC radio training mission in Turkey trained 88 humanitarian staff in Ankara and Gaziantep.

  • Approval is still pending from Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to import telecommunications equipment to support the humanitarian community in Syria.

  • The new ETC website went live on 02 July 2015.

30 Jul 2015 description

BEIRUT, — Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Wedesday offered a mobile clinic to the Lebanese Red Cross to serve the displaced Syrians in Lebanon.

29 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The rehabilitation of sub-standard buildings and weatherproofing kits have improved the living conditions of over 135,000 refugees and 8,000 Lebanese. The shelter sector is currently exploring options on how to make these two key shelter activities more sustainable.

• The rehabilitation of unoccupied or occupied buildings is time consuming, which makes landlords hesitant to allocate their buildings rent-free to refugees.

29 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Provision of WASH services has contributed to recent reduction in cases of water-borne diseases.

• Recent improved collaboration with the WASH related Government institutions to better reflect existing strategies, priorities and legal framework.

• Secondments for information coordinators and hydraulic engineers in the four regional water establishments have been initiated to fill much needed capacity gaps in the Government.

29 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Limited funding forced food assistance activities to be scaled down.

• Due to funding shortfalls, refugees are facing a further reduction of the e-card value from US$19 to US$ 13.5 for July.

• The impact of the reduction of assistance was captured by WFP and its partners during April focus group discussions with families reporting various negative coping strategies such as begging, borrowing cash and child labour.

29 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The average household monthly expenditure on health in 2014 was USD 90 month (UNHCR Health Access and Utilization survey).

• Recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases including measles and mumps have been reported.

• It is estimated that around 20% of displaced Syrians in need of hospital care are not able to access it translating to 20,000 persons per year.

• Over 800,000 doses of oral polio vaccinations were administered to children of all nationalities throughout Lebanon.

29 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Progress in the livelihoods sector remain slow and far of target – results reported varying between 2% and 10% of the targets, nearly halfway through the year.

• Over US$ 6000,000 additional income provided by the sector to 3,187 beneficiaries.

• New areas of work of the sector – support to Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises, Cooperatives, Business Training – remain underdeveloped but are starting to show results.

29 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sexual and Gender Based violence (SGBV) in Lebanon affects disproportionately women and children. Since 2014, in almost nine out of ten reported cases survivors have been women and girls. One in four reported cases of SGBV is from a child survivor. Over the past year, the most commonly reported types of violence are domestic violence, sexual violence, as well as forced marriage.

29 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The sector is now working in 185 of the 251 cadasters identified as most vulnerable.

• The 36 conflict mitigation mechanisms established so far have engaged over 1,173 community representatives, with a good participation of women (40%), providing communities with a space and mechanisms to deal with tensions.

• Nearly 3,000 youth from all communities have been engaged through 138 initiatives promoting tolerance, civic engagement and peaceful conflict resolution.

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Marking the announcement of the Reaching All Children through Education (RACE) enrolment process for the upcoming school year, through vital support by the international community under the leadership of the Minister of Education Elias Bou Saab, a press conference was held with UK Minister of State for International Development, Desmond Swayne MP, Ross Mountain, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and World Bank Regional Director, Ferid Belhaj.