- OCHA: Donors pledge $3.8 billion to help people affected by the constantly deteriorating Syria crisis
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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)
31. Mar. 2015 by Mohammad al-Attar
Syrians and their supporters who continue to hope and believe in the justice of this revolution tell us that our country has never in its history done anything better than entering into this revolution.
By Thalif Deen
KUWAIT CITY, Mar 31 2015 (IPS) - The deadly Syrian military conflict – now entering its fifth year – which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 mostly civilians, including women, children and aid workers, has not spared the United Nations either.
The world body has been mourning the loss of 17 of its staffers, with an additional 30 missing, probably held in detention either by the Syrian government or by rebel forces battling the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Amman, Jordan | | Wednesday 4/1/2015 - 13:39 GMT | 156 words
Jordan on Wednesday closed its main border crossing with Syria amid fierce clashes between rebels and pro-regime forces for control of the post.
"The 'Jaber' border post has been temporarily closed to travellers and goods," Interior Minister Hussein Majali told AFP.
The closure, he said, was a "preventive measure to safeguard the lives and security of travellers due to the fighting underway on the other side of the border."
Humanitarian developments As of 30 March, non-state armed groups (NSAGs) have gained full control of Idleb City, pushing government forces back along the highway to the town of Mastumeh. Simultaneously NSAGs have been pushing into areas west of the GOS supply route between Mastumeh and Ariha in an attempt to cut off the two cities from each other. During most of 30 March, there were reports of GoS forces carrying out increased aerial attacks on Idleb city, including reports of barrel bombs.
More than 1,300,000 USD injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance in January 2015
33 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2015
• UNHCR is aware of 17 Syrians nationals and 59 Palestine refugees from Syria who are still being held in detention in Alexandria for attempting to depart or enter Egypt in an irregular manner.
USD 1,388,194 were injected into local economy through vouchers/e-cards in February 2015
Total of 87,838 beneficiaries were reached during February distribution (84,409 Syrian and 3,429 Syrian Palestinian Refugees), meeting almost 99% of the target.
KUWAIT CITY, 1 April 2015 (IRIN) - International donors pledged a record US$3.8billion towards humanitarian relief for Syrians on Tuesday, now into its fifth year. Here are three key trends from the conference.
1. Political frustration and polarisation
Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria has dispatched its 28th convoy for displaced civilians in southern Syria. The Campaign's Regional Director Dr. Badr Al-Samhan said that the aid convoy consists of 10 trucks containing 41.6 tons of relief supplies valued at $512,000. The aid convoy is expected to enter Syria across the Jordanian border under the umbrella of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2191.
Saudi Arabia and the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR) signed a cooperation agreement under which the Kingdom will contribute $5 million to help the displaced Syrians. This came on the sidelines of the 3rd International Pledging Humanitarian Conference for Syria held in Kuwait today in the presence of the Minister of Finance Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf. The agreement was signed by Saudi Fund for Development representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
At the international donor conference for Syria held today in Kuwait, the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mr. Mogens Jensen, will publish Denmark’s new commitment of 250 million DKK in 2015 for the victims of the crisis of Syria. Denmark's commitment is 50 million DKK higher than last year.
On March 28, 2015, the Jordanian Government, in collaboration with the United Nations, launched the Jordan Resilience Fund. The Fund aims to ensure coherence, aid effectiveness and coordinated assistance to the 2015 Jordan Response Plan. The fund seeks to aid in channeling catalytic financial support for the estimated $2.9 billion necessary to carry out the initial one-year Jordan Response Plan.
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait, 31 March (UNHCR) – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees told an international conference of donors on Tuesday the Syrian war had reached a dangerous tipping point, with increasing desperation among refugees and in host communities and a widening gap between humanitarian needs and available funding. .
Baltimore, MD — As the security and humanitarian situation in Idlib, Syria, continues to deteriorate following escalated fighting this past weekend, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC), working in partnership with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East (GOPA), is providing emergency medical assistance, hygiene kits, and personal care items to displaced Idlib families who have fled to the Syrian port city of Lattakia.
Increase in refugees outpacing humanitarian funding by four to one
Refugees and host communities are increasingly unable to cope
Children facing their fifth year of war need to be the focus of a major conference for Syria this week.
Office of the Spokesperson
March 31, 2015
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samanatha Power announced today at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait that the United States will provide nearly $508 million in additional life-saving assistance to benefit those affected by the war in Syria. This is the largest announcement of funding the United States has made for this humanitarian crisis, which demonstrates the unprecedented magnitude of suffering and urgent needs.
On 31 March, Kuwait will host the third international donor conference to raise funds for humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees. At the conference, the Federal Government will make available 255 million euro in new aid. On the fringe of today's negotiations in Lausanne on Iran's nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Steinmeier said:
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag visited today the Palestinian refugee camp of Ein El-Hilweh in south Lebanon.
Accompanied by the Acting Director of the UN Relief and Works Agency for the Near East (UNRWA), Ms. Heli Uusikyla, the Special Coordinator met with camp representatives who briefed her on the socio-economic and security situation there. She also visited an UNRWA-managed health centre and school and a women's centre.