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World + 69 others
CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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On International Day of Nonviolence, World Vision calls on all to step up the protection of children

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World Vision

Oct 2, 2014: As conflict scales up across the Middle East this month, aid agency World Vision says the protection of children from violence is more critical than ever.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Emergency Economies: The Impact of Cash Assistance in Lebanon

An impact evaluation of the 2013-2014 winter cash assistance program for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

This report describes the impacts of the winter cash transfer program run by UNHCR and partners from November 2013 to April 2014. The program gave $575 USD via ATM cards to 87,700 registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon with the objective of keeping people warm and dry during cold winter months.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos: Briefing to the Security Council on Syria [EN/AR]

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11 million people in Syria require urgent humanitarian assistance. Amos is calling for greater financial assistance and sustained pressure on all parties to ensure that they respect and implement resolutions 2139 and 2165.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

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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Iraq + 5 others
Supporting Local Recovery Initiatives Through Micro-finance in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Somalia and Yemen

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Qatar Charity

The challenges facing those caught up in a seeming never-ending cycle of human-made and natural disasters seem endless. Oftentimes a growing reliance on external assistance leads to a form of 'dependency syndrome' which not only limits the effectiveness of recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the community but also stunts any lingering individual development initiatives of those trapped in this cycle.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 29 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 160,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into southern Turkey since 19 September following an insurgency of the Islamic State in northern Syria.

  • Support is limited for the 84 per cent of refugees not living in established camps in Turkey. Systems are not in place to address shelter needs, identify the extremely vulnerable and provide protection or other basic services. The number of registered refugees is likely to be only part of the overall caseload, whose needs have not yet been fully assessed.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: Rising Violence Targets Syrian Refugees

Authorities Should Protect Syrians, Prosecute Attackers

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ July 2014 - Food Security

Over 1.8 million refugees and vulnerable members of impacted communities are now receiving food assistance

JULY HIGHLIGHTS:

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Lebanon + 3 others
Inter-agency Q&A on humanitarian assistance and services in Lebanon (INQAL)

INTER-AGENCY Q&A ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES IN LEBANON (INQAL)

EDUCATION
FOOD
FOOD AND ELIGIBILITY
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
PROTECTION
PUBLIC HEALTH
SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE (SGBV)
SHELTER
SOCIAL COHESION AND LIVELIHOOD
WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)
ANNEX 1 – HUMANITARIAN HOTLINES IN LEBANON

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World + 29 others
Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

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Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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Lebanon + 1 other
Amid regional crisis, UN chief urges continued international support for Lebanon

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UN News Service

26 September 2014 – One year after its inaugural meeting, the International Support Group for Lebanon continues to channel the global community’s concern for the stability of the Middle Eastern country, particularly as crises continue to engulf the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

Last September, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Support Group to help the country tackle its multiple challenges, including hosting such a large number of refugees.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 26 September 2014

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS

  • 859,835 people received food assistance through electronic card modality;

  • 11,375 consultations were conducted for primary and secondary healthcare services;

  • 5,765 individuals received 1,092 weather-proofing kits in anticipation of the winter season;

  • 1,191,780 registered Syrian refugees and waiting registration as of 24 September 2014.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: Social Cohesion and Livelihoods

HIGHLIGHTS:

720 individuals benefitted from livelihoods activities in the month of August. Although this mostly concerns vocational trainings (417 beneficiaries in total), there were significantly more beneficiaries of income-generating activities in August than in previous months (303 in August against 45 in July).

On the social cohesion side, five new CSPs were completed, including two CSPs selected by participants to Search for Common Ground local conflict mitigation mechanisms in Sour and Miye wa Miye.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: WASH

HIGHLIGHTS:

Through its private sector partnerships and in collaboration with the Water Establishments, UNICEF 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.

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Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: Education

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Even though schools were closed for the summer, learning continued through a variety of non-formal educational programs during the months of June, July and August. These programs enrolled a total of 15,090 children. Programs specifically targeted out-of-school children or those at risk of dropping out/falling behind with the aim of preparing them for the upcoming school year, beginning October 2014.