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26 Jul 2017 description

Syria Protection Cluster (Turkey)

This update provides some insight into the screening and sponsorship procedures established in Ar-Raqqa and Aleppo governorates for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing the ongoing Ar-Raqqa offensive.

This update compiles and summarizes data available to four members of the Protection Cluster and should not be understood to reflect a complete overview of screening procedures in these areas which continue to evolve. The update is valid as of June 2017. Supplemental updates may be produced as needed.

26 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the forty-first submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015) and paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

26 Jul 2017 description
report Voice of America

July 25, 2017 12:06 PM
Jamie Dettmer

Syrian government warplanes broke a cease-fire agreement Monday for the second consecutive day with airstrikes on districts in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta near the country’s capital, Damascus, say political activists.

According to the British-based monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a bombing raid Monday on the town of Arbin left eight civilians dead and at least 30 wounded. The Syrian military said it launched the bombing runs because of a breach of the cease-fire by Jaish al-Islam - an armed opposition group.

26 Jul 2017 description

The U.S. Department of State released the following fact sheet.

Today, the United States announced that it is providing more than $140 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Lebanon to address the urgent needs of refugees from Syria and those of Lebanese host communities. This announcement was made during the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s visit to Washington, DC.

26 Jul 2017 description


As the crisis in Syria enters into its seventh year, 657,000 Syrians are registered as refugees in Jordan1 , around 177,000 of whom are living in Amman governorate2 . With voluntary return unlikely to offer a feasible solution for the majority in the short to medium term, the humanitarian community’s focus has shifted to seeking durable solutions for refugees in the host country, which it hopes to achieve through livelihoods initiatives that centre on enhancing economic resilience and self-reliance.

26 Jul 2017 description

SOS Children’s Villages cares for those affected by the Syrian crisis ‘regardless of where they are from’

Luciana D’Abramo is SOS Children’s Villages’ emergency advisor for the Middle East and North Africa region. In an interview, she explains how the emergency relief programme in Lebanon is helping both Syrian refugees and host communities.

26 Jul 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cVDPV2 cases reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 27 (26 cases are from Mayadeen district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 case from Tell Abyad district, Raqqa governorate).

  • The first mOPV2 vaccination round in Deir Ez-Zor started on 22 July. A total of 59,051 children under the age of five were vaccinated on the first day of the campaign.

  • Given high temperatures, WHO has arranged for local ice-cream factories to assist in the daily freezing of ice packs.

26 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Shushan Mebrahtu

As heavy fighting rages in Raqqa, more than 200,000 people, half of them children, have been forced to flee their homes.

They risk everything to reach safety. Many travel on roads full of landmines, or dodge shelling and snipers. One of their destinations is Ain Issa, 50 kilometres from the front lines in Raqqa city.

26 Jul 2017 description
report UN Volunteers

As the Syria crisis enters its seventh year, 13.5 million people require humanitarian assistance. 375 UN Volunteers are currently serving in countries neighbouring Syria, mostly as part of the response to the refugee crisis. These UN Volunteers are teachers, monitors of cross-border operations, enumerators; they serve in refugee camps and in public offices, they provide livelihood opportunities, protection, medical and other social services. Some of them are refugees themselves, some are youth, many are women.

26 Jul 2017 description
report European Commission

Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the press conference following the EU-Turkey High Level Political Dialogue

Brussels, 25 July 2017

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26 Jul 2017 description

The Lebanese authorities must disclose the full findings of their investigation into the deaths of four Syrian refugees, said Amnesty International, after the country’s military prosecutor yesterday revealed that a forensic report concluded that they had died of “natural causes”. The men died after they were arrested in a military raid on the town of Arsal on 30 June 2017.

25 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8011th Meeting (AM)

Both Sides Accused of Incitement to Violence Fuelled by Different Motivations

Swift, decisive action was required to revive negotiations and end the crisis in Jerusalem and beyond before rising tensions dragged both Israel and Palestine into a vortex of violence and a religious conflict, the Special Coordinator of the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council today.

25 Jul 2017 description

20 July 2017 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has successfully delivered more than half a million doses of polio vaccines to Deir-ez-Zor and Al-Qamishli in preparation for a one-week polio vaccination campaign. The campaign is planned to begin on 22 July targeting around 450 000 children aged under five years in rural Deir-ez-Zor, South of Al-Chadaddi area in rural Al-Hassakeh, and rural Ar-Raqqa governorate.

25 Jul 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Jul 2017): 10,783

Total arrivals in Greece during Jul 2017: 1,497

Average daily arrivals during Jul 2017: 60

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 67

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 32

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jul 2017: 1,029