- SNAP Regional Analysis for Syria, Brief, 1 Nov - 7 Dec 2014
- Syria operations from Turkey, Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 08 | 24 Nov - 5 Dec 2014
- Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 1 Dec 2014
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Strategic Response Plan: Syrian Arab Republic
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-2016: Regional Strategic Overview
- **UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2015***
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
UNICEF sector leads in WASH, Education, Nutrition and Child Protection Working Group provided leadership in developing the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Syria which will officially be launched in December 2014. The humanitarian response articulated in SRP is within the framework of the Whole of Syria approach, which is bringing together humanitarian actors working from inside Syria or neighbouring countries for the first time, aimed at increasing the overall effectiveness of the response.
BERLIN – As part of the United Nations launch of the Syria Strategic Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience plan for 2015, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries.
The 2015 UNRWA appeal for the Syria regional crisis, published today, outlines the need for US$ 415.4 million to meet the minimum needs of Palestine refugees suffering profound hardship as a result of the conflict in Syria. The UNRWA appeal is also part of the two UN-wide appeals for Syria and the surrounding countries launched today in Berlin.
The conflict in Syria becomes ever more complex and deadly. All 12 Palestine refugee camps and all 560,000 registered Palestine refugees in the country have been profoundly affected. UNRWA has learned to adapt, to move as the conflict permits, and to innovate and find solutions that allow the Agency to continue to fulfil its mandate to assist Palestine refugees. However, violence is escalating, making movement and access more difficult and causing increasingly severe hardship.
Lebanon is not a State Party to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and has not signed its 1967 Protocol. Lebanon implements some provisions of the Convention on a voluntary basis and considers that granting the refugee status to individuals lies within its margin of discretion.
The Government of Lebanon stresses on all occasions its longstanding position reaffirming that Lebanon is neither a country of asylum, nor a final destination for refugees, let alone a country of resettlement.
The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together the plans developed under the leadership of national authorities - namely, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Iraq, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Lebanese Republic, and the Republic of Turkey – to ensure protection, humanitarian assistance and strengthen resilience.
Prepared by the Humanitarian Country Team
SUMMARY Strategic objectives
Promote protection of and access to affected people in accordance with International law, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL).
Provide life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian assistance to people in need, prioritizing the most vulnerable.
Strengthen resilience, livelihoods and early recovery through communities and institutions.
Ministers, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for joining us for the launch of the 2015 Syria Strategic Response Plan, and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan. My particular thanks to Foreign Minister Steinmeier for hosting us and for his opening remarks. And thanks to Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Müller for his support.
Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries
· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.
· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.
Thousands of Syrian people have already been helped this winter with blankets, mattresses and plastic sheeting to keep out the cold.
Islamic Relief is running its Syria Winter Appeal to help support the hundreds of thousands of Syrian people living in camps as a result of conflict in their country.
Currently, nighttime temperatures average between 2-4C (35-39F), while heavy rain is seeping into their tents making it harder for them to keep dry and warm.
By Noelle Fitzpatrick, Trócaire's Syria Response Officer
The Arab Spring began four years ago, in December 2010.
It began in Tunisia but within weeks had spread to neighbouring countries throughout north Africa and the Middle East. It was the most widespread social movement the region had seen.
Within months protests had spread to Syria. Tragically, however, Syria would soon descend into a war which continues to this day.