- OCHA Syria Flash Update – Al-Hasakeh, 23 Aug 2016
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and ERC, Stephen O’Brien Statement to the Security Council, New York, 22 Aug 2016
- OCHA Syria Crisis Bi-Weekly Situation Report No. 11 (as of 19 Aug 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
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2016 - 2017 in response to the Syria Crisis | Mid-Year Report, June 2016
FRAN QUARTELRY: ILLEGAL CROSSINGS DOWN IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016
In the first quarter of this year, FRAN indicators on illegal border-crossing between border crossing points (BCPs), illegal stay and asylum eased after reaching record levels in the fourth quarter of 2015. Irregular migration pressure steadily decreased between January and March 2016, although it was still higher than in any previous first quarter since the FRAN data collection began in 2007.
Summary and calls for action
In the first months of 2015, PRO ASYL has heard shocking accounts from asylum seekers reaching Germany via Bulgaria. These accounts include reports of inhumane and degrading treatment as well as torture. PRO ASYL has written up some of these accounts, mainly from asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in 2014, to serve as an example of the treatment experienced by many who travel through Bulgaria. The majority of the accounts provided are those of Syrian or Iraqi nationals.
Across Iraq, 96,565 Syrian refugees living in 10 camps continued to benefit from routine access to water, sanitation and hygiene services, while 17,967 Syrian Refugee children in camp schools and CFS continued to benefit from access to functional latrines. 14,682 Refugees living in the community benefited from access to water, bringing the total number of off camp refugees assisted in 2016 to a total of 29,038 people.
Basic Needs Assistance during JULY 2016:
Basic Needs Assistance during July 2016:
124 Newly arrived families received packages of basic needs
assistance (Core Relief Items). These are mainly cases relcoated form Urban areas but also includes 36 households newly arrived in the urban districts of Dohuk.
51 households received replacement CRI packages
306 households received various none food items ;
1400 hh out of camp and 380 hh in camp received cash or vouchers for summer assistance.
55,047 Syrian refugees received food assistance Modalities of food distribution:
• Food vouchers: in 8 camps (Domiz 1&2, Arbat, Basirma, Darashakran, Gawilan, Kawergosk and Qushtapa).
• Unrestricted cash: pilot distribution at Akre Castle camp.
• Food Parcels: Ad hoc distributions in all 9 camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and to some families in urban areas in Basra
73% of targeted children (aged 5-17) (boys/girls) are enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary)
25,892 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services
Syrian refugees still have an access to free of charge primary health care services which are provided by DoH or NGOs with support from UNHCR and other UN agencies. The handover process of camp based primary health care center (PHCC) from NGOs to DoH is ongoing. Shortage of medicines especially medicines for chronic diseases.
The overall situation of the sector: Total shelter capacity of Syrian refugee camps is 19,968 shelter units. A total of 15,776 (81%) improved shelter units are constructed (provided with concrete slab, kitchen, family latrine and shower) and 15,043 are occupied. More than 15,000 refugee households (about 75,000 persons) are benefiting from improved shelter assistance in the camps.
2,820 Syrians arrived in KR-I through Pheshkabour border. Readmissions of preauthorized temporary returns including medical reasons (71%); first time admissions under 15-day visa for medical reasons (21%); first time admissions for family visit purposes (8%) and admission on asylum grounds (0%).
Damascus, Syria | AFP | Thursday 8/25/2016 - 18:46 GMT
Thousands of rebel fighters and civilians are to evacuate the besieged town of Daraya near the Syrian capital under an accord struck on Thursday, state news agency SANA said.
"Seven hundred armed men with their personal weapons will leave Daraya to head to the (rebel-controlled) city of Idlib, while thousands of men and women with their families will be taken to reception centres," it said.
The rebels would have to surrender other armaments to the army.
In July 2016, WFP provided 66,000 displaced people with Immediate Response Rations (IRRs). The majority of these were fleeing fighting between Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Anbar and Mosul corridors. Hundreds of families continue to be displaced daily in the Mosul corridor.
In July, WFP assisted 686,597 people: 639,540 Syrian refugees, 19,584 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 265 Lebanese and Syrians through livelihood activities. 27,208 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the Government of Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP).
Preliminary results of the 2016 “Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees” highlight sustained food insecurity among refugees.
The #ShareTheMeal campaign ended after raising an additional USD 500,000.
The EMOP providing assistance to Egyptian returnees who fled the conflict in Libya started in July in Sohag Governorate. A total of 16,768 people received their vouchers.
WFP Egypt negotiated two contracts with the Ministry of Supply to source the shortage of rice.
WFP has successfully completed second Year of the European Union (EU) funded project ‘Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour in the Arab Republic of Egypt’.
On 13 July, WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Amman. During her visit, the Executive Director travelled to the north-eastern border and met with HRH Prince El Hassan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and key donors to discuss WFP’s current and future objectives in Jordan.
On 31 July, WFP hosted a children’s film festival in Za’atri refugee camp, in cooperation with the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF), who donated USD 13,613 to school feeding in the camp.
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI) and Protection.
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Thursday 8/25/2016 - 19:56 GMT
Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said.
"Fifteen civilians, among them 11 children, were killed in a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhood" in the south of Aleppo city, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
For the past several years, ACAPS has assisted the development and application of severity measures. The assistance was provided in the shape of analytic tools, personnel on mission as well as remote statistical support.
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 1.2 million civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 76 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken.
UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.
Tomorrow marks a week since pictures of Omran Daqneesh focused the world’s attention on the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo – but we are yet to see any progress on a ceasefire. Save the Children is urgently calling for a 48 hour break in fighting as a first step towards protecting civilians and delivering vital aid.