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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 2 - 15 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With access easier, food for 112,500 people enters Syria’s hard-to-reach Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa governorates in the first two weeks of April. An inter-agency convoy brings WFP food assistance to IDP camps in Idleb for the third time since the beginning of March, raising hopes of more regular future deliveries.

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Hebron: Israeli settlers must be stopped from taking over Al-Rajabi House – UN Special Rapporteur

GENEVA (15 April 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, today urged Israel to prevent settlers from taking over Al-Rajabi House, in Hebron, after a protracted legal battle.

Al-Rajabi House, a four-story building capable of housing 40 families, is located strategically between the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba and the Ibrahami Mosque, also known as Cave of Patriarchs, in the old city of Hebron.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 8 - 14 April 2014[EN/AR/HE]

Key issues

  • One Palestinian woman killed and around 90 Palestinians injured in multiple clashes across the West Bank.
  • An Israeli man killed in the West Bank, the first such fatality in 2014.
  • The Gaza Power Plant shuts down one of its two operating turbines.
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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #12, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 [EN/AR]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of individuals killed in the first three years of the Syria crisis surpasses 150,000, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

  • The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) expects below-average harvests in May due to persistent insecurity and drought conditions.

  • U.N. official reports access restrictions continue to impede assistance delivery.

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Oviedo support for Syria health kits

East Jerusalem

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is grateful to the Oviedo Local Council for its support to the Agency’s Syria Regional Crisis Response Plan. Its donation of EUR 12,000 (US$ 16,600) will enable UNRWA to purchase approximately 407 hygiene kits for vulnerable, displaced families.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

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Syria Crisis Response Update (issue no 73) , 18 – 31 March 2014

Issue 73 (18 – 31 March 2014)

Food distributions

UNRWA has distributed 10,708 food parcels in Yarmouk since 18 January, facilitated by authorities on the ground. In this period, UNRWA distributed 3,000 food parcels in the only eight days it was granted access. Distributions were not able to be made on the other days due to ongoing hostilities and/or lack of access. Syrian authorities informed UNRWA on 30 March that access for the Agency would be suspended until Friday 4 April.

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UNHCR Iraq Factsheet Quarter 4 2013

UNHCR in Iraq

UNHCR has been present in Iraq since the 1980s. Working with the Government of Iraq (GoI), UNHCR protects and assists people of concern (PoCs) including refugees, asylum seekers, stateless people, returnees, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in all 18 governorates. Iraq is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. However, the country has hosted and assisted, with UNHCR’s support, refugees of Palestinian, Iranian, Turkish, and Syrian origin.

Refugees /Asylum Seekers

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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 1-7 April 2014[EN/AR/HE]

Key issues

● Six Palestinians were injured and hundreds of Palestinian-owned olive trees damaged by Israeli settlers.

● Over 90 people were displaced by demolitions across Area C of the West Bank.

● Increase in tension in the Gaza Strip after lull in Israeli airstrikes.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 19 March - 1 April 2014

Highlights

  • WFP dispatches food for over 4.1 million people in all 14 Syrian governorates during the March cycle.
    Two inter-agency convoys reach besieged Douma in eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, for the first time since October 2012, delivering food for 8,000 people.

  • WFP provides assistance for 50,000 people in Al-Hasakeh through unprecedented UN inter-agency convoy across the Turkey border.

  • Worsening security in northern areas of Lebanon restricts access to beneficiaries for WFP and partners.

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April Regional Analysis for Syria - RAS

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Talks allowed for limited humanitarian aid to be delivered to Homs although greater improvement is needed, stresses the first quarterly Regional Analysis of the Syria Conflict (RAS).

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Humanitarian Bulletin Syria Issue 45 | 13 – 26 March 2014 [EN/AR]

Limited access enabled aid to reach besieged and previously inaccessible areas. Rapid site observations and a preliminary assessment show that the humanitarian situation is dire across all sectors.

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Socioeconomic and Damage Assessment Report: UNRWA Microfinance Clients in Syria

An unprecedented survey by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) of its microfinance programme in Syria has found the impact of the conflict to be “overwhelming and traumatic”, with the vast majority of its clients displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance. The survey was conducted in what the report calls “an economic catastrophe”, from which it says the Syrian economy will take 30 years to recover to 2010 levels.

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The UAE allocates US$60 million towards the Syrian Crisis

Speaking on behalf of the President of the United Arab Emirates HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister for International Cooperation and Development HE Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, today announced the release of US$60 million towards the immediate critical humanitarian needs of Syrian and Palestinian civilians directly affected by the on-going Syrian conflict.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 25 - 31 March 2014 [EN/AR/HE]

Key issues

● 52 Palestinians were injured in the Wet Bank by Israeli forces.

● Israeli settlers injured three Palestinians and damaged nearly 1,400 olive trees in the West Bank.

● Fourteen (14) Palestinians were displaced in East Jerusalem and Jericho by the Israeli authorities.

● In the Gaza Strip, two children died and nine others were injured in fire accidents or explosions of war remnants.

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Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview 2013

Despite the increase in needs amid a deteriorating situation on the ground, indications so far point to a contraction of humanitarian funding for the oPt, which may lead to gaps in assistance.

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Surviving a conflict entering fourth year, how much longer to go?

Notes from the Field: Bio: Irina Prentice, UNRWA Syria Crisis Communications Officer, travelled to Syria shortly before the third anniversary of the conflict. She met with Palestine refugees trapped in the besieged area of Yarmouk and in 2 of the 34 collective shelters now housing 14,000 internally displaced persons.

“Lord have mercy. People have died. What is this world we live in?” says an old man, sobbing. “Does no one care? Where has people’s humanity gone?”

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UN official calls for immediate halt to demolition in East Jerusalem

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UN News Service

28 March 2014 – A senior United Nations official expressed deep concern today about the ongoing displacement of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the destruction of their private property following the Israeli authorities’ recent demolition of a two-story building there, which affected a family of refugees as well as some Palestinian 15 children.

The demolished building in At Tur – which included two apartments, a mosque and a medical centre – displaced a family of seven refugees, including five children, and directly affected 24 other Palestinians, including 10 children.