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29 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Fighting in Aleppo increases while relative calm continues to prevail in several parts of Syria

  • More than 40,000 displaced along Turkish/Syrian border

  • Conditions inside Yamouk Camp worsen

  • Further progress made in reaching hard-to-reach and besieged locations

  • Scoping mission to Darayya, undertaken; thousands of civilians in need

  • Evacuations for 515 people undertaken under Four Towns Agreement

Situation Overview

28 Apr 2016 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 4,842,896 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. In 2014 more than 895,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,500 per day. In 2015 more than 877,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,400 per day. Children now make up 51.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,503,777 refugee children in the region.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

28 Apr 2016 description

Highlights:

  1. March 2016 was marked by the closing of the Balkan route to Europe on March 8 and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Agreement on March 20. These developments have resulted in slowing arrivals to Greece while refugees and other mixed migrants find new ways to enter Europe.

28 Apr 2016 description

Twenty new water projects funded by the governments of the UK and the US announced

Beirut, 28 April 2016 – The Ministry of Energy & Water and UNICEF announced today 20 new projects which will ensure improved access to water for more than 300,000 people across Lebanon. The governments of the United Kingdom (US$ 6M) and the United States of America (US$ 1.7M) fund the projects.

27 Apr 2016 description

Rome – ShareTheMeal, l’application développée par le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), qui a dernièrement reçu un prix, décide de dédier ses levées de fonds aux enfants syriens réfugiés au Liban.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

27 Apr 2016 description

ROME – ShareTheMeal, the award-winning app developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is switching its fundraising efforts to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

ShareTheMeal’s fundraising goal in Lebanon will support 1,400 refugee children aged 3–4 in Beirut for a full year. The children’s parents receive funds transferred to their regular WFP electronic food vouchers, allowing them to buy the foods they want in local shops which also supports host communities and the Lebanese economy.

27 Apr 2016 description

27 April 2016 -- In a country facing ongoing conflict, safe blood transfusions are a life-saving necessity. They are used to treat those suffering from gunshot wounds and conflict-related injuries, but also children suffering from anaemia due to malnutrition often worsened by malaria, survivors of road traffic accidents and mothers who experience excessive blood loss during childbirth are bleeding severely.

26 Apr 2016 description
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Lebanon at a glance in 2015

2015 was not an easy year for Lebanon. But though there were many challenges to peace, security and development, many achievements highlighted Lebanon’s own resilience and the commitment of its friends.

26 Apr 2016 description

This is the story of Marie who was selected along with 200 other women to participate in a series of training, conducted by ACTED Lebanon and funded by the Centre de Crise et de Soutien (CDC).

The Syrian conflict, which has seen over 9 million people flee their homes, has affected thousands more in the neighboring countries especially in Lebanon where 1.2 million registered Syrian refugees have found refuge. Tensions between the Lebanese host community and the Syrian refugees are not rare.

26 Apr 2016 description

Le conflit syrien, qui a vu 9 millions de personnes fuir leur domicile, a aussi touché des milliers d’autres personnes dans les pays voisins, et notamment au Liban où 1,2 million de réfugiés syriens enregistrés ont trouvé refuge. Les tensions entre la communauté hôte et les réfugiés syriens ne sont pas rares.

26 Apr 2016 description

Burj El Barajneh is a Palestinian refugee camp located in the southern suburbs of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The camp was established in 1948 after the “Nakba,” when Palestinians were forced to flee their homes and villages. The camp was built on one square kilometer (0.38 square miles) of land to accommodate 10,000 refugees. Today, Bur El Burajneh is home to some 31,000 refugees, including thousands who have recently fled fighting in Syria.

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25 Apr 2016 description
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In the 11th issue of the newsletter, the project highlights the work done with municipalities, schools, media outlets and NGOs in the fields of social stability and peace building.

25 Apr 2016 description

“We are very happy with this accomplishment. We used to avoid passing by this site, but now we can sit here, have fun, and enjoy our time. It is like a dream coming true,” said Hussam Hnayme from al-Bustan al-Kabir, Saida commenting on the rehabilitation of Saida dumpsite.

25 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The pace of population displacement has slowed in Syria since the Cessation of Hostilities, since the beginning of February approximately 106,000 people were newly displaced around Aleppo, Idleb and Hassakeh Governorates. Ongoing displacement towards Jordan is reported in Dara’a Governorate as a consequence of the fighting in South Syria with at least 8,500 people have been displaced.