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Kuwaiti aid to WHO improves health for Syrians affected by conflict

21 August 2014, Geneva -- A US$45 million donation to the World Health Organization from Kuwait has saved the lives and addressed the health needs of millions of people affected by the conflict in Syria, a new WHO report says.

The much needed funds have been used to provide essential health care in both government- and opposition-controlled areas within Syria, as well as in neighbouring countries struggling to cope with 2.9 million Syrians who have taken refuge in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey.

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Syria crisis Humanitarian Bulletin Highlights of response: June - July 2014

Now, in the fourth year of the conflict, there are 2.9 million Syrian refugees registered in the region. The number of refugees continues to increase and camps and informal settlements are growing, some into sizeable cities. The highest number of Syrian refugees are in Lebanon, followed by Turkey, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt; 75 per cent are women and children and 25 per cent are women and girls of reproductive age.

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Lebanon + 1 other
In Lebanon, difference between refugees and hosts can be slight

By Daryl Grisgraber

During RI's recent visit to Lebanon, the conflict in Syria leaked over in one of the most dangerous ways yet: militants out of Syria clashed with Lebanese military forces in the border town of Arsal. The humanitarian community in Lebanon frantically tried to think of every possible way to get aid to those trapped there.

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World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

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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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 15 August 2014

Highlights of the month

 Almost 600 displaced Lebanese and Syrian households from Arsal to various locations in the Bekaa received assistance;

 More than 52 percent of the registered refugees has received shelter support since the beginning of 2014;

796,638 received food assistance through the e-card modality in August;

 69,290 people had access to safe water in July.

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Uruguay + 2 others
Uruguay recibirá a familias sirias

Voice of America

A partir de septiembre se esperan los primeros 40 ciudadanos sirios que lleguen al país sudamericano escapando de la guerra civil.

El gobierno del presidente José Mujica prepara los detalles y la infraestructura necesaria para empezar a recibir a refugiados sirios.

En total llegarán 120 y los primeros 40 arribarán en septiembre próximo.

Se trata de familias que huyeron de la guerra de Siria y actualmente están en El Líbano.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 23 July 2014 - 5 August 2014


  • Syria food dispatches up again in July

  • First cross-border deliveries under Security Council Resolution 2165

  • Airlifts to Al-Hasakeh continue

  • Fighting in Lebanon’s Arsal disrupts WFP operation

  • Half of Jordan’s community-based refugees food secure

  • Islamic State advances affect Iraq refugee programme

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Lebanon + 1 other
UNHCR Lebanon Monthly Updates - June 2014

  • UNHCR’s Achievements at a Glance

  • Protection

  • Child Protection

  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

  • Statelessness

  • Community Development

  • Education

  • Cash Assistance & Core Relief Items (CRI)

  • Shelter

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

  • Health

  • Institutional and Community Support

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Lebanon + 1 other
In Lebanon, Lack of Aid Leaves Syrians with Impossible Choices

By Ann Hollingsworth

As we moved through the women’s community center near Beirut, we noticed a woman in her late forties, a Syrian refugee, in the workshop area. The walls were surrounded by ongoing and completed jewelry and craft projects, which the community center helps to sell to benefit the women who create them.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Arsal insurgency displaces both Lebanese and Syrians

BEIRUT [ACTED News] – After several days of clashes in the Eastern town of Arsal, the situation has started to settle. However, this spout of fighting has further acerbated already acute humanitarian needs, with the displacement of at least 325 Lebanese and Syrian households, and the destruction of a number of settlements hosting refugees. The humanitarian community has mobilised in response to these needs, despite access constraints, and notably by taking contingency measures in cases of a spill-over of displaced populations into other areas.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Shelter)

June Highlights

In Iraq, 400 more refugees benefited from the construction of 80 new or replacement tents in camps across the Kurdistan Region this month. At Gawilan and Arbat Camps respectively, 1,632 and 2,040 tent foundations with kitchens were completed. Connection to the electricity grid is provided by the government. During June, 300 families relocated from the transit site to Gawilan and 500 relocated to Arbat.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Basic Needs)

June Highlights

To effectively address the basic needs of Syrian refugees, a regional strategic approach is being pursued, including firstly the provision of core relief items and basic household goods to newly arrived refugees as well as those requiring replacement items. In June, these items reached around 54,000 people in Lebanon, 11,000 in Jordan, 16,000 in Iraq, and 4,000 in Turkey.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Food Security)

June Highlights

Halfway through the RRP6 year, food security and assistance programmes continue to increase to meet the needs of vulnerable refugees and host communities in the region.