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28 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12380
7701st Meeting (PM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Syria’s Permanent Representative Accuses Turkey, Saudi Arabia of Using Aid Convoys in Channelling Weapons to Foreign Fighters

There was an urgent need for political action to bolster the ceasefire and end the suffering in Syria, but humanitarian access to the millions of people in need must never be open to negotiation, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator emphasized as he briefed the Security Council today.

27 May 2016 description

CONTEXT

In the month of March 2016, 27,000 people made the journey across the Mediterranean to Greece bringing the total of arrivals in the first three months of the year to 151,400. In 2015, there were 856,000 sea arrivals. UNHCR iniKated a data collecKon and analysis exercise with support from the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) in order to beSer inform the wider community on the profile of refugees arriving to Greece, and improve immediate response and longer term planning.

27 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Gerry Simpson

There are two walls on the Turkey-Syria border.

One is manned by Turkish border guards enforcing Turkey’s 15 month-old border closure who according to witnesses have at times shot at and assaulted Syrian asylum seekers as they try to reach safety in Turkey - abuses strongly denied by the Turkish government.

27 May 2016 description

CONTEXT

In the month of March 2016, 27,000 people made the journey across the Mediterranean to Greece bringing the total of arrivals in the first three months of the year to 151,400. In 2015, there were 856,000 sea arrivals. UNHCR iniKated a data collecKon and analysis exercise with support from the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS) in order to beSer inform the wider community on the profile of refugees arriving to Greece, and improve immediate response and longer term planning.

27 May 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 26 May 2016): 156,261

Total arrivals in Greece during May 2016: 1,159

Average daily arrivals during May 2016: 45

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2016: 122

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 60

27 May 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Friday 5/27/2016 - 11:27 GMT

At least 100,000 people were trapped Friday along Syria's border with Turkey after the Islamic State group swept through rebel territory in Aleppo province, rights groups and activists said.

The shock IS advance on two rebel-held towns came as the jihadist group is facing an offensive further east in its own heartland of Raqa province.

IS fighters cut a key road between the rebel towns of Azaz, close to the Turkish border, and nearby Marea, journalist Maamoun Khateeb told AFP from Azaz.

27 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 194,611 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through May 25. Fatalities – including some 100 still missing – IOM estimates at 1,475 through 26 May 2016.

Flavio Di Giacomo of IOM Rome notes that 37,363 migrants and refugees arrived on Italian shores through 25 May, including all rescued individuals brought ashore so far this week. That total will certainly climb today (27/5), as some 10,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued in the region since Monday, 23 May.

27 May 2016 description
report IRIN

Fears of IS infiltration mean thousands of refugees are now trapped in a fenced-off compound

Rana spent more than five months at the Jordanian border with Syria, with very little in the way of food, water, medical care or shelter. She eventually made it into Jordan, but for the past 20 days the 15-year-old has been trapped, alongside thousands of others, inside what is euphemistically known as “Village 5”, a fenced-off compound within the UN-run Azraq camp, some 80 kilometres east of Amman.

27 May 2016 description

194,611 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,375 dead/missing published 10:00 CET 27 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

27 May 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

ROME, May 26 2016 (IPS) - The humanitarian clock is now ticking away faster than ever, with over 130 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in dire need of assistance. But the most powerful, richest countries—those who have largely contributed to manufacturing it and can therefore stop it, continue to pretend not hearing nor seeing the signals.

27 May 2016 description

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 26 May 2016

The Commission delivers on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility announcing €20 million to increase the capacity of the Turkish Coast Guard and €27 million to facilitate refugees' access to education. The total amount contracted under the Facility is now close to €240 million

European Commission support for the immediate needs of refugees in Turkey

26 May 2016 description

Basic Needs Assistance during April 2016:

  • 197 households, new arrival in camp (previously urban) and newly married received Basic Needs Assistance (Core Relief Items)
  • 17 households received replacement CRI
  • 178 individuals received blankets and mattresses upon family reunification

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS:

26 May 2016 description

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS:

The overall situation of the sector: Total shelter capacity of Syrian refugee camps is 19,968 shelter units. A total of 15,777 (81%) improved shelter units are constructed (provided with concrete slab, kitchen, family latrine and shower) and 14,241 are occupied. More than 14,000 refugee households (about 69,000 persons) are benefiting from improved shelter assistance in the camps.

A total of 2,640 extra shelter units are planned as part of 3RP 2016

26 May 2016 description

Across Iraq, 96,290 Syrian refugees living in 10 camps continued to benefit from routine access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. 17,967 Syrian Refugee children in camp schools and CFS benefitted from access to functional latrines.

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS:

26 May 2016 description

28,535 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services

OVERVIEW:

All Syrian refugees have access to primary health care facilities. Health services in camps are provided by NGOs and DoH with support from UN agencies. No disease outbreak has been registered. Curative services in camps were implemented in line with national and international standards. A shortage of medicines in public health facilities is still a key concern.

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS:

26 May 2016 description

45,893 Syrian refugees received food assistance

Modalities of food distribution:
• Food vouchers: in 8 camps (Domiz 1&2, Arbat, Basirma, Darashakran, Gawilan, Kawergosk and Qushtapa)
• Unrestricted cash: pilot distribution at Akre Castle camp

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS:

A total of 45,893 Syrian refugees received assistance from WFP in April. Of these, 22,896 were female, and 4,372 were girls under five years old.

26 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

26 May 2016 – The United Nations envoy for Syria today told the Security Council that he intends to begin the next round of intra-Syrian talks 'as soon as feasible, but certainly not within the next two to three weeks,’ the Organization reported today.