- OCHA Crisis Bi-Weekly Situation Report No.15 (as of 17 October 2016)
- UNHCR Flash Update 20 Oct 2016
- REACH Situation Overview: Displacement and Needs in Eastern Aleppo City, Syria 14 Oct 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Overview: 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan & 2016-2017 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan [EN/AR]
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2016-2017 in Response to the Syria Crisis - Regional Strategic Overview [EN/AR]
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
(New York) – The United Nations General Assembly will select new members for the Human Rights Council in elections to be held in New York on October 28. Russia is running against Hungary and Croatia for a chance to represent the Eastern European group at the world’s foremost human rights body.
This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the WorldView-1 satellite on 22 October 2016, UNOSAT located 7,116 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing. This is a 14 percent decrease in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 02 September 2016.
Le présent rapport, sixième rapport annuel présenté à l’Assemblée générale par le Rapporteur spécial sur la promotion et la protection des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales dans la lutte antiterroriste, fait état des principales activités menées par celui-ci entre février et août 2016, traite des répercussions des mesures antiterroristes sur les droits fondamentaux des migrants et des réfugiés, et se termine par une série de recommandations.
The present report, the sixth annual report submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, outlines the key activities undertaken by the Special Rapporteur from February 2016 to August 2016, addresses the impact of counter-terrorism measures on the human rights of migrants and refugees and concludes with a series of recommendations.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
Persons that benefited from the Accommodation for Relocation project since November 2015
Accommodation places with services for relocation candidates/other asylum seekers established since January in line with UNHCR policy on alternatives to camps. Cash/voucher assistance granted to 5,804 relocation candidates.
Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece
4,328 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PERIOD FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2016 BY IOM IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, SERBIA, AND ITALY
ABOUT DTM’S FLOW MONITORING SURVEYS
I am deeply frustrated and saddened that the UN and its humanitarian partners have been forced to abort current plans to evacuate critically injured and sick people from eastern Aleppo city. The UN and partners were ready to evacuate critically injured people over the last few days. They engaged in long and demanding negotiations, and endless rounds of clarifications on conditions and guarantees with all parties. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the International Committee of the Red Cross and Syrian medical NGOs joined in the meticulous planning of the evacuations.
10 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)
18 governorates affected
3.3 million people displaced (IOM)
2.4 million people food insecure (WFP)
225,455 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)
In September, WFP assisted 703,185 people: 650,282 Syrian refugees, 15,344 Palestinian refugees from Syria and 37,559 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the Government of Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP).
Extensive preparations are underway for the new e-card distributions in October. WFP and its partners will replace all existing blue e-cards with new red e-cards which will be used by UNHCR, UNICEF, Lebanese Cash Consortium and WFP.
Syrian refugees registered as of 30 September 2016
IDPs reached with protection monitoring January 2014 to 30 September 2016
Persons of concerns (70707 IDPs/16,760 refugees) received Cash assistance January 2014 30 September 2016
IDPs received Shelter and CRI assistance January 2014 to 30 September 2016
Population of concern
A total of 5.6 million people of concern:
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo allocates an additional 4 million euro in humanitarian aid for the hosting of Syrian war refugees in Jordan. He announced this today during a humanitarian working visit to Jordan. Deputy Prime Minister De Croo, together with HM Queen Mathilde, visited a refugee camp and a UNICEF project that focusses on education for the most vulnerable refugee children.
HUMANITARIAN IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (HIP)
The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2016 general budget of the European Union
AMOUNT: EUR 134 100 000
Looking at the impact of the conflict in Syria on Palestine refugees in the third quarter of 2016, statistics are a bleak illustration of the severe consequences of five years of brutal conflict on this community.
Over 40 per cent of the camps that have traditionally been home to Palestine refugee communities over the last 65 years in Syria have been engulfed by conflict. Out of the 12 Palestine refugee camps throughout the country, five are either destroyed or inaccessible to the Agency, including Ein el Tal, Dera’a camp, Yarmouk, Sbeineh and Khan Eshieh.
For Syrian women living in refugee camps in Turkey, learning a new skill set in textiles can lead to a better and more independent life. This is the case for Celile Mustafa whose new skills acquired through training courses offered by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and funded by the Government of Japan will allow her to work in Turkey’s modern apparel factories.
With the Syrian crisis now in its sixth year, the humanitarian situation across the country continues to deteriorate. Since March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and resulted in more than 11 million people – over half of the population - fleeing their homes.