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26 May 2015 description
report Guardian

Poor management of resources, political stalemate and an influx of Syrians fleeing war to settlements like Shatila have exacerbated Lebanon’s water crisis

Water at Shatila refugee camp in Beirut’s southern suburbs is now so salty and ridden with chemicals that metal cutlery rusts after less than half an hour’s exposure to the brine.

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26 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has marked the countdown to the new school year in Beirut by urging the international community to take action so that refugee children can return to school. He also reissued his call for a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies.

26 May 2015 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called for humanitarian pauses in the fighting in Syria so farmers can safely harvest and transport crops within the country to reach all Syrians in need.

“With indications that the 2015 harvest in Syria may exceed the last two years’ harvests at a time of massive food insecurity and internal displacement, it is paramount that crops are not lost and that food stays within the country,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.

26 May 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

WARSAW, May 26 (Reuters) - Poland's will resettle 60 Christian families fleeing from Syria and will consider further steps to help Christian refugees at risk of persecution in the country, Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz said on Tuesday.

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26 May 2015 description

BADIL releases the Summer 2015 issue of al-Majdal (#57), titled “Palestinian refugees from Syria: Ongoing Nakba, Ongoing Discrimination 2”. This is the second of our two-issue focus on Palestinian refugees in/from Syria. In both issues, the articles survey the humanitarian and legal status of displaced Palestinians, elaborate the international framework in the Syria crisis, and discuss the implications of this crisis and the terrible outcomes it leads to.

26 May 2015 description

DRC a key player in a crisis-ridden world

26.05.15

Danish Refugee Council's annual report for 2014 is now available. Read Secretary General, Andreas Kamm's statement and download the full report.

26 May 2015 description

6 OCTOBER CITY, Egypt, 24th May, 2015 (WAM) -- Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al-Qassimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and UNHCR Eminent Advocate, visited Egypt last week, during which she visited Al Shamla public school in 6th of October City which accommodates at least 320 Syrian students alongside 1,000 Egyptian Students.

26 May 2015 description

1.759.846 registered Syrian refugees as end of March 2015.

APRIL HIGHLIGHTS:

Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees continued to take place during April 2015 under the supervision of Ministry of Interior. By the end of April 2015, 1,759,546 Syrians were biometrically registered, reflecting an additional 18,172 individualsregistered during the reporting period.

26 May 2015 description

UNICEF provides training to 6,500 Syrian volunteer teachers.

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26 May 2015 description

Together with Gaziantep University, WHO is in preparation to conduct Refugee Nurses Adaptation training (ReNAT).

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26 May 2015 description

NFI distribution for camps focused on Islahiye 2 and Suruc camps in April and continued in the Suruc area for Non-camp Refugees.

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26 May 2015 description

WFP is currently operating in 11 camps, providing food assistance for 152.000 Syrian refugees.

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WFP continues to provide support to approximately 152,000 Syrians in 11 camps.
Monthly transfers to beneficiaries are approximately US$3.1 million.

26 May 2015 description

6,750 beneficiaries received language training in Arabic, English and Turkish since the beginning of 2015.

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Through its implementing partner; IOM turkey supported 1685 Syrian refugees to access vocational training.

26 May 2015 description

*UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, providing health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water and child nutritional supplements. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east. *

SITUATION REPORT

  • UNRWA medical personnel established a mobile health point, treating 250 patients over the course of the day. 13 children were administered with vaccines, while one child under five years old was found to be moderately malnourished.

25 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 May 2015 – The international community must intensify efforts to provide regular and safe avenues of migration and access to protection, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today as he wrapped up his trip to Ireland with a visit to a community of resettled refugees.

Addressing a gathering of people hailing from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Sudan and Syria, Mr. Ban recalled his time as a child during the Korean War when he fled, along with his family, into the hills surrounding his village.

25 May 2015 description

Sofia, Bulgaria | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 17:52 GMT

Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey agreed on Monday to set up a common border police and customs centre to exchange information to combat a surge in illegal migration.

"This agreement guarantees closer cooperation of the three countries that face one and the same challenges... migration, organised crime and terrorism," Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said after a signing ceremony in Sofia.

25 May 2015 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 17:17 GMT

Syrian government aircraft carried out intense strikes Monday against the Islamic State group in and around the ancient city of Palmyra after its fall to the jihadists, a military source said.

"The air force struck more than 160 Daesh targets, killing and wounding terrorists and destroying weapons and vehicles equipped with machineguns" on Palmyra's outskirts and elsewhere in the east of Homs province, the source said.

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• UNHCR assists both refugee and IDP returnees in Al Hosn
• UNHCR participates in community celebrations in Homs Old City
• UNHCR goes cross-line to Orem in Aleppo