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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 http://unocha.org/.

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Turkey + 1 other
A la frontière turque, le défi de l'éducation des jeunes réfugiés syriens

23/10/2014 - 11:09 GMT

par Fulya OZERKAN

Ils sont trois gamins, assis un peu à l'écart du reste de la classe. Fraîchement débarqués en Turquie, ces réfugiés kurdes de Syrie ont trouvé un strapontin dans la petite école d'un village frontalier, et un semblant de la vie normale d'un enfant de leur âge.

Leur instituteur a déjà fort à faire avec ses 25 élèves mais il les a accueillis avec plaisir. Par chance, Mehmet Celik parle la langue kurde et il tente de leur apprendre l'alphabet turc et d'entretenir un peu de leurs connaissances en mathématiques.

Agence France-Presse:

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The occupied Syrian Golan (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

Summary

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US-led air strikes in Syria kill 553 in first month: monitor

10/32/2014 - 06:43 GMT

Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have killed 553 people since their launch a month ago, the vast majority of them jihadists, a monitoring group said on Thursday.

The strikes have killed 464 Islamic State group fighters, 57 militants from Al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front and 32 civilians, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Among the civilians killed were six children and five women, said the Observatory, which relies on a wide network of sources inside Syria.

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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

GA/SHC/4108
Sixty-ninth session,
23rd & 24th Meetings (AM & PM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

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

Report
European Union

Introduction

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

Report
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

Report
REACH

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

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

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Multi-Sector Initial Rapid Assessment: Kobani Crisis Response

Many displaced families have few possessions and means of support; as winter approaches shelter and non-food items are becoming increasingly urgent.

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UK Aid: Syria response (21 October 2014)

As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

KEY FACTS

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Turkey + 1 other
External update on influx of Syrian refugees, 21 October 2014

Operational Context

AFAD is planning for a new camp in Suruç for 30,000 Syrian refugees. UNHCR is in contact with AFAD top see how UNHCR can support in meeting the needs for the camp.
A significant challenge to the response to the recent refugee influx in Suruç is the high mobility of the population as well as the transitional nature of the current shelter arrangements. Some organizations are therefore considering designing mobile services:
DRC is planning for two mobile Child Friendly Spaces and IRC is also considering to offer mobile services.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 20 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab (Kurdish: Kobane) has been under intense assault for several weeks. Government officials in Turkey report that more than 190,000 Syrians fleeing Kobane and surrounds have entered the country since 19 September.

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Iraq + 2 others
UNHCR Iraq Operational Update: Internally Displaced Persons (1 - 15 October 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A fourth major wave of displacement in 2014 occurred in Anbar with an estimated 20,000 families displaced from the city of Heet due to conflict. UNHCR is sending core relief items to IDPs arriving in Baghdad and Karbala.

  • UNHCR launched its winterization activities with distributions reaching 6,800 people in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). Insulation of tents and shelters is ongoing, with supplies being procured from local and international markets.

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World + 1 other
EU + Norway and Switzerland: Syrian New Asylum Applications (From Apr 2011 to Jun 2014 - as of August 2014)

The number of Syrians arriving to the European Union, Norway and Switzerland seeking international protection continues to increase, although it remains comparatively low, with around 4% of Syrians who have fled the conflict have sought safety in Europe.