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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 September - 13 October 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt


 Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs city on 1st October killing 29 children and injuring 37 more.

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Forsaken IDPs adrift inside a fragmenting state


In 2013, 9,500 Syrians were displaced per day on average. By July 2014, the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) reached 6.4 million, a third of the entire population of the country. An additional three million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. A stable middle-income country that hosted refugees from all over the region and beyond just four years ago, Syria is now experiencing a displacement and protection crisis of a magnitude the world has not seen for many years.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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Género y paz No.3 - Octubre 2014

En este número destacamos

  • Violencia sexual en Iraq
  • Desplazamiento forzado en Siria
  • Subcomisión de género en las negociaciones de paz en Colombia

Impacto de los conflictos

Israel – Palestina

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Gender and Peace No.3 - October 2014

This issue features

  • Sexual violence in Iraq
  • Forced displacement in Syria
  • Subcommittee on gender in the peace negotiations in Colombia

Impact of conflicts

Israel – Palestine

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Helping Hand for Relief and Development contributes US$ 50,000 to help Palestinians in Gaza

Washington, DC

Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) and UNRWA have announced a US$ 50,000 agreement to provide urgently needed emergency relief assistance to Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip.

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A week after Cairo Conference UNRWA steps up recovery and reconstruction efforts in Gaza

A week after the Cairo conference and the recent visits to Gaza by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah and UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, UNRWA is scaling up its response to meet critical needs of people in the Strip. We are focusing on providing food, water and sanitation services to over 40,000 displaced people in 18 of our installations, psycho-social support particularly for children, cash grants to the homeless for rent, as well as urgent repairs to 118 UNRWA installations, so that we can bring our services to full capacity.

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Ongoing support needed in Gaza

By Linda Espenshade

Oct. 17, 2014

AKRON, Pa. – Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is providing food baskets, hygiene supplies, blankets and school kits for Gazan families, who are piecing their lives together in the midst of the devastation left by the Israel-Hamas conflict in July and August.

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Protection of civilians - Reporting Period 30 September - 13 October 2014

Key issues

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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UNRWA shares experience in combatting the vulnerability of Palestine refugee youth at Sharjah Refugee Child Protection Conference

Sharjah, UAE

UNRWA’s Deputy Commissioner-General, Margot Ellis, highlighted the dire situation of Palestine refugee children and youth region-wide. “Already vulnerable as refugees, occupation and conflict increasingly deprive Palestine youth of basic rights and protection”, she said.

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Gaza Situation Report 65, 15 October 2014

weekly update – 08 October 08.00hrs – 15 October 08.00hrs | issue 65


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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 9 October 2014


  • In Gaza, Eid al-Adha holiday started on Saturday. Eid is normally celebrated with time off from school and work to enjoy food and gift giving; this year it came in the aftermath of the conflict.

  • With UNICEF support, all 130,000 children in grades 1-9 in MoEHE schools have received school bags and stationery sets and all schools have been supplied with teaching aids and recreational kits.

  • A female died of wounds sustained in the 50 day conflict.

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During and after the crisis, Kuwait Red Crescent Society mobilised to aid the people of Gaza

After 50 days of violence, Gaza became in desperate need for urgent relief operations to salvage communities affected by the crisis, and rebuild and repair the wiped-out buildings and damaged infrastructure in the Strip.

Local and foreign humanitarian agencies were called on to mobilise their resources and staff to respond to the urgent needs in the Strip, and among the first organisations to rush to the scene was the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) who succeeded in delivering basic and vital aid like food, medications and other health services to many Palestinian families.

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UNDP boosts legal aid provision to over 40,000 people in the Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip, 13 October 2014 – UNDP will provide legal aid services to over 40,000 Palestinians in Gaza who have suffered as a direct result of the 51-day Israeli Operation in July-August 2014, which caused untold death, destruction and damage.

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Gaza School is Safe Haven for Displaced Preschoolers

The 2014 bombing destroyed many homes and farmland in Gaza. But it also damaged or destroyed several preschools and other education facilities. For some, it was not the first time.

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American Near East Refugee Aid:

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Global Food Security Update - Issue 15, October 2014


The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• In conflict-affected south sudan, the food security situation is much worse than at harvest time in a typical year. Around 1.5 million people are expected to remain in Phase 3 (Crisis) and Phase 4 (Emergency) through December 2014.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

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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Regional Analysis for Syria Q3 2014 | 13 October 2014

*This Regional Analysis of the Syria conflict (RAS) is now produced quarterly, replacing the monthly RAS of 2013. It seeks to bring together information from all sources in the region and provide holistic analysis of the overall Syria crisis. While Part I focuses on the situation within Syria, Part II covers the impact of the crisis on neighbouring countries. More information on how to use this document can be found on page 2.