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Lebanon + 1 other
Aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon drying up

Deutsche Welle

The aid sources for Syrian refugees in Lebanon are threatening to dry up because of the multiplying crises around the world. Aid organization World Vision spoke to DW about the potential consequences.

DW: What is the current situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon?

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World + 12 others
Protection of Refugee Children: In the Middle East and North Africa

Refugee children in the region suffer immensely as a result of conflict and displacement. The number of refugees has doubled in the last four years and more than half are children.

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Germany + 1 other
Syrian refugees bunk down in converted Berlin school

10/24/2014 - 03:48 GMT

by Yannick PASQUET

Syrian refugees are bedding down in the converted classrooms of a former Berlin high school as Germany grapples with being Europe's number-one destination for asylum seekers.

Among the newcomers is Mohammed Nabil, 28, who after a perilous land and sea journey now shares a small and immaculate if improvised bedroom with his mother, brother and sister in a working class district of the German capital.

Agence France-Presse:

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Liberia + 3 others
An additional SEK 400 million for the fight against Ebola and humanitarian disasters

The Government today decided to earmark an additional SEK 400 million from funds for development assistance in Africa for extraordinary measures to combat the Ebola outbreak (SEK 250 million), but also for the humanitarian crises in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the world (SEK 150 million).

The Government recognises major needs in terms of the fight against Ebola and humanitarian crisis areas such as Iraq and Syria. More than one hundred million people around the world are currently in an extremely vulnerable situation and are in need of humanitarian support.

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IS attack on Syrian border town Kobane stalls amid US air assault

10/24/2014 - 04:34 GMT


A bid by Islamic State fighters to seize the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, American officials said, with the help of air strikes reported to have killed over 500 jihadists.

US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State (IS) group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said Thursday.

Agence France-Presse:

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Jordan + 1 other
JHAS Implementing Partners Report Narrative Reporting Jan till Jun, 2014

Progress analysis of Primary Health care provided through JHAS clinics in urban and camp settings

  • Urban settings

Figure 1 demonstrates the number of patients who received primary health care (PHC) services within JHAS/UNHCR urban clinics during the first half of 2014.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Responding to the economic impact of the Syrian conflict in marginalized Akkar region

The economic situation of local populations in Akkar has been drastically affected by the Syrian crisis, due notably to the region’s marginalization within the Lebanese economy and its dependence on Syrian markets prior to the crisis. In this context, ACTED has launched a number of community-led initiatives to improve the access of local and refugee communities to income-generating opportunities.

An economically marginalized region

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Turkey + 2 others
WFP mobilizes food for Syrians fleeing into Turkey and Iraq in spite of funding shortfalls

There is growing concern that the influx of new arrivals is further straining the agency’s ability to respond to more needs, with dwindling stocks and donations running out.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Strategic Response Plan 2014-2015

The third revision of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) aims to continue supporting the Government of Iraq in effectively addressing the humanitarian and protection needs of 5.2 million Iraqis across the country through 2015.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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The occupied Syrian Golan: Report of the Secretary-General (A/69/327)

Sixty-ninth session
Item 51 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

Report of the Secretary-General


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The Crisis in Yarmouk Camp, 21 October 2014

Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp

"UNRWA was not cleared to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk today, 21 October.

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World + 2 others
Human Rights Chief Tells Third Committee ‘Toxic Tide’ of Discrimination, Xenophobia Undermines Equality, Fuels Conflicts, Ebola Outbreak

Sixty-ninth session,
23rd & 24th Meetings (AM & PM)

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World + 5 others
EASO: Quarterly Asylum Report, Quarter 2, 2014

European Union


The EASO Quarterly Asylum Report is produced b y EASO’s Centre for Information,
Documentation and Analysis. It aims to provide an overview of key asylum trends by analysing data on applications for international protection , pending cases and decisions made on applications by EU M ember States and Associate Countries.

The analysis is based on data submitted to Eurostat as per Article 4 of the Migration Statistics Regulation and extracted from Eurostat database on September 2014.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Blog: The dire situation I saw back home

War Child UK

During my summer break I spent time with my family in Kurdistan and consequently saw how the situation had evolved for Internationally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) over the month and a half I was there.

During my stay I saw a lot of children without anything to do. These children's lives had been drastically changed due to the crisis and they were now attempting to understand their new life around them.

Escalating crisis

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Urban Area Humanitarian Profile: Hama - Syria Crisis: Food, Health and Water Assessment, October 2014


The city of Hama is located on the banks of the Orontes River, in the western Governorate of Hama, in Syria. Hama city is fully controlled by the Government of Syria (GoS) and whilst in the past year it has been relatively spared from shelling and fighting, the struggle to control strategic points in the governorate has intensified over the past months.

Since the end of July 2014, fighting between GoS and the opposition around Hama airport has constrained movement from and towards Hama city as well as raised the threat of a possible besiegement of the city.

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Jordan + 2 others
Norway doubles humanitarian support for Jordan

‘Norway will double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015. Jordan has received more than 600.000 refugees from Syria, which is creating a major pressure on the Jordanian community. Therefore, we will increase our assistance to Jordan,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 1-15 October 2014


  • Donor generosity avoids October assistance cuts, though funding situation for November onwards remains critical

  • Opening of Nusaybin corridor enables delivery of food for 97,00 people in Al Hasakeh, the first delivery since May

  • Growing insecurity hamper deliveries to Syria’s northern governorates

  • WFP distributes e-cards to new beneficiaries in Lebanon’s Arsal region, despite continued insecurity

  • Vulnerability targeting for refugees in Jordanian communities begins