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Turkey + 1 other
Syria operations from Turkey, Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 05 | 04 – 24 Oct 2014 [EN/AR]

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, visits Turkey

  • Over 200,000 flee to Turkey due to ISIL advances in Ayn al-Arab

  • Impact of coalition airstrikes remains difficult to assess

  • 300,000 to 360,000 people at risk of being cut-off due to fighting in eastern Aleppo

  • During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments following the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2165 reach 70,500 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Iraq + 2 others
WFP telecoms and logistics teams support humanitarian surge in Iraq

BAGHDAD, 29 October 2014 –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has deployed a ten-person emergency team of telecommunications and logistics experts in Iraq to ensure humanitarian partners are equipped with the means to provide rapid delivery of aid to people in need.

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UNHCR Syria In Focus - Issue 16 of 2014 [EN/AR]

Highlights

• UNHCR expands its collective shelter rehabilitation response to Idlib.

• The hard-to-reach AlGhanto, Ter Mallah, Jaborien and Kradasniah in Homs are accessible with humanitarian assistance for the first time since six months.

• UNHCR identifies 2,000 people displaced from Kobani and provides them with core relief items.

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Exposición fotográfica "Crisis Humanitaria, desarraigo y esperanza"

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, 28 de octubre de 2014 (ACNUR) - En el marco de la semana de las Naciones Unidas, la Oficina Regional de ACNUR para el Sur de América Latina presentó la muestra de fotos: “Crisis humanitaria, desarraigo y esperanza”, una selección de fotografías de refugiados sirios en Líbano, tomadas durante la misión de Osvaldo Laport, Embajador de Buena Voluntad de ACNUR.

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Syria Multi-Sectoral Needs Assessment (MSNA)

INTRODUCTION

After nearly four years of conflict, Syria is still the most complex humanitarian emergency in the world. 6.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in at least one sector. The Syria Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) estimates that 4.8 million people are internally displaced out of a current total population of 15 million in the assessed areas.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Restoring Hope to Palestine Refugee Community in Syria

Syria

UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Margot Ellis has inaugurated a rehabilitated school for Palestine refugee children in Qabr Essit camp in Sayeda Zeinab on the outskirts of Damascus. The Alma-Yarmouk School has been closed since the conflict forced the majority of the camp’s 25,000 residents to seek refuge in safer areas. Although it was severely damaged by the intense armed exchanges, the school is now a symbol of UNRWA efforts to restore services to Palestine refugees in Qabr Essit.

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Massive scale-up of assistance needed for countries impacted by ongoing Syria crisis - UN relief official

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UN News Service

Rising numbers of displaced persons, increasing pressure on refugee hosting countries and dwindling international support left the UN “racing against the clock” to meet the needs on the ground.

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IS frees remaining Kurdish child hostages in Syria: monitor

10/29/2014 - 19:03 GMT

The Islamic State group on Wednesday freed 25 Kurdish schoolchildren kidnapped by its fighters in northern Syria in May, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The 25 were the last to be freed of a group of 153 schoolchildren kidnapped by IS in northern Aleppo province on May 29, the Britain-based monitoring group said.

The group of children, most aged between 13 and 15, was intercepted and taken hostage en route to their hometown of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, after sitting exams in Aleppo city.

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Iraq + 2 others
Displaced children need hope

With support from German Development Ministry, UNICEF reinforces support for refugee children

27.10.2014 |

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Egypt + 1 other
Egypt: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Education

60,634 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt

HIGHLIGHTS:

• A new community school was established in Burg Al Arab "Altafawok Educational Center". It is a new branch of the community school based in 6th of October in Cairo which is under the supervision of "Oun for Relief and Development" association. The school hosts 600 Syrian students (KG to Secondary School) registered for this academic year.

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Egypt + 1 other
Egypt: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Protection

466 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Since January 2014, UNHCR is aware of the arrest of more than 1,000 Syrians for attempting to depart the country by sea in an irregular manner. By the end of September, UNHCR was aware of around 149 individuals detained in 23 police stations in Alexandria and surrounding Governorates.

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Egypt + 1 other
Egypt: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Basic Needs and Livelihood

More than $10,000,000 USD injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance since the beginning of 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

• UNHCR, Caritas and Resala are working together to assist vulnerable Syrian refugees meet their basic needs through the provision of monthly cash grants. In September, 28,140 vulnerable Syrian refugees were assisted, representing 20% of the registered Syrian refugee population in Egypt.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Basic Needs

SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

The focus for September was on the preparations for the upcoming winter season.

UNHCR in the process of reviewing the refugee winterization strategy to ensure that most vulnerable population in both camps and non- camps will be covered throughout the winter season. A rapid needs assessment in each governorate started and will be completed by 15 October.

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Iraq + 2 others
On the Road: One family's exhausting journey from Kobani to northern Iraq

QUSHTAPA REFUGEE CAMP, Iraq, October 29 (UNHCR) – Tarifa shepherds her hungry and tired family after they arrive by minibus at this refugee camp in northern Iraq more than two weeks after fleeing their home in the Syrian city of Kobani.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 27 October 2014

Insecurity and violence continue to cause displacement within Syria and across the region. More than 90,000 Syrians have being registered on average each month in neighboring countries.

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UN agency urges more access to Syria Palestinian camp

10/29/2014 - 15:16 GMT

A UN official visiting Syria has called for greater access to a besieged Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus, where residents say they have been without water for some 40 days.

Speaking to AFP, the deputy commissioner general for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA said increased access to the Yarmuk camp was a priority.

"In the conversations we had with the government, we were imploring them, urging them to allow us... to take more food into the camp," Margot Ellis said in the interview in Damascus on Tuesday.

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