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23 Jan 2017 description
report UN Volunteers

Beirut, Lebanon

UNV has had a longstanding presence in Syria and has maintained its representation in Damascus, although it has had to halt the deployment of UN Volunteers to the country for security reasons. Instead, UNV has focused its response on supporting a marginalized segment of refugees who fled the conflict: Palestinian refugees, now twice displaced from Syria to Lebanon.

23 Jan 2017 description

We, the civil society organisations working with Syrian communities, welcome the launch of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in response to the Syrian Crisis (3RP) and the sharing of the key humanitarian priorities for Syria in 2017 in Helsinki on 24 January 2017. We endorse the focus of 3RP on integrating a development approach with humanitarian assistance activities and echo the key features of the plan, such as the emphasis on educational opportunities and the need for boosting the use of national and local capacities for service delivery.

23 Jan 2017 description

Over 230,000 conflict-affected Syrian refugees have sought refuge in Iraq since the start of the war in Syria. Among these, over 111,000 reside in Erbil governorate and almost 30,000 reside in Sulaymaniyah governorate in both camp and non-camp settings. ACTED’s Communicating with Communities activities in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah governorates in Iraq ensure that refugees and internally displaced people have access to unbiased information on their rights and obligations as well as the services and assistance that are available to them.

23 Jan 2017 description

This report provides work load information for hospitals inside Syria (Non-Governmental, Non-ISIS, Non-PKK Area)

Out of 92 hospitals 60 reported the work load information included in this report

23 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2016, there were verified reports of over 2,300 grave violations against children by armed forces and groups throughout Syria. Of these, killing and maiming of children and recruitment and use of children were the most prevalent violations. The actual numbers are likely to be much higher.

23 Jan 2017 description

Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) enable humanitarian partners operating in countries affected by natural disasters and armed conflict to deliver timely and effective life-saving assistance to people who need it most. They allow Governments and private donors to pool their contributions to support specific emergencies.

HOW CBPFs WORK

23 Jan 2017 description
report UN Volunteers

Five international UN Volunteers currently serve with UNMM in Gaziantep, Turkey, working closely with local customs officials to conduct visual and physical inspections of United Nations cargos going into Syria. Since cross-border operations started in July 2014, aid materials sent by UN organizations arrive at UN bases in Turkey, where materials are moved from Turkish international road transports (TIRs) to Syrian TIRs.

23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • As WFP transitions to a new Regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) to address the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, funding for basic food assistance through cashbased transfers is currently only secured until mid-February.

23 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • During December, WFP continued its life-saving assistance at the north-eastern border (berm). As of 31 December, 9,065 households received food and non-food items representing 58 percent of the estimated stranded population.

  • As part of the inter-agency winterisation campaign,WFP distributed in-kind food through its partner ACTED in Azraq camp covering the entire camp population. At Za’atari camp, around 30 welcome meals were provided to refugees who have been affected by severe weather conditions as part of the same campaign.

23 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

The status of refugees is not recognised in Thailand, leaving the few hundred Syrians there unable to work or go to school, at constant risk of deportation

After prayers, Nassr, 58, lights one of the 60 cigarettes he will smoke that day. “It’s the stress,” he shrugs apologetically. “The tension of being an illegal refugee in Thailand.”

Read more on The Guardian

23 Jan 2017 description

Thank you, Foreign Minister Abdrakhmanov -- for hosting this International Meeting on Syrian Settlement here in Astana. This morning, I conveyed to H.E. President Nazarbayev the appreciation of the Secretary-General for the efforts undertaken by Kazakhstan to help restore peace and stability in Syria. And his appreciation for the invitation to the UN to be here.

23 Jan 2017 description

BERLIN – Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reached an all-time record in 2016 of €791.5 million.

Of this amount, the largest single contribution ever to a WFP operation – €570 million – went to Syria and neighbouring countries, helping to restore food assistance to nearly six million of the most vulnerable people in this region last year.

In addition, the German Government boosted WFP preparedness, resilience, nutrition and innovation programmes through increased multi-year investments.

23 Jan 2017 description
report UN Volunteers

UNV has had a longstanding presence in Syria and has maintained its representation in Damascus, although it has had to halt the deployment of UN Volunteers to the country for security reasons. Instead, UNV has focused its response on supporting a marginalized segment of refugees who fled the conflict: Palestinian refugees, now twice displaced from Syria to Lebanon.

23 Jan 2017 description

MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a €700,000 contribution from the Government of Spain to support the health and nutritional status of pregnant and breastfeeding women in warn-torn Syria

WFP will use the Spanish contribution to improve women’s access to fresh food items in order to improve their diet. The funds will allow WFP to provide to selected women around 22,000 cash transfers, each with a monthly instalment of US$32.

23 Jan 2017 description

The Philippines

AFFECTED AREAS

Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT

Disaster (Storm)

FIGURES

More than 2.5 million new displacements between 24 December and 11 January

23 Jan 2017 description
report Save the Children

Monday 23 January 2017

As parties to the conflict in Syria meet in Astana, Kazakhstan today [Monday], Save the Children is warning that hundreds of thousands of children are still trapped and being bombed and denied aid in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. More than two weeks after the start of a partial truce, there has been an appalling lack of progress on aid deliveries, underlining the risk that these talks will focus on narrow military and political gains at the expense of helping the most vulnerable.

23 Jan 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Dec 2016): 173,450

Total arrivals in Greece during Jan 2017: 949

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 43

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 54

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 15

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jan 2016: 1,130

Dead and missing

272 dead - 152 missing (2015)

146 dead - 51 missing (Nov. 2016)

23 Jan 2017 description

Ein Elfijeh Sub-district is located in the west of Damascus City and administratively belongs to Az- Zabdani District in Rural Damascus Governorate. Ein Elfijeh consists of six towns and contains Ein Elfijeh water spring that feeds all Damascus neighborhoods with water. According to estimate statistics of 2011, the population in Ein Elfijeh was 24,432 individuals.

23 Jan 2017 description

Oqeirbat Sub-district is located within As- Salamiyeh District in Hama Governorate. Oqeirbat is located on the Eastern side of Hama and borders Tadmor Sub-district in Homs Governorate and Aleppo Governorate.