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WFP Airlifts Food To Displaced Families Amid Growing Hunger In Northeastern Syria

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started today airlifting food for a total of 50,000 of the most vulnerable displaced people in Syria’s northeastern Al Hassakeh governorate as food deliveries by road are blocked and concern is rising about growing needs.

The first of 23 WFP-chartered flights from the Syrian capital of Damascus landed at Qamishli airport, bringing critically needed food rations including rice, lentils, oil, pasta, bulgar, canned food, wheat flour, beans, salt and sugar for 4,000 people.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Protection

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

As 30 June 2014, 220, 210 Syrians were registered with UNHCR (82,0020 households). An estimated 1% of the population is pending registration at the end of the reporting period.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Food Security

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

•Due to changes in the lab testing requirements before importation of food commodities into Iraq WFP faced a complete pipeline break resulting in the delay of food distributions in most of the Syrian refugees. Pending delivery of the new food consignment, beneficiaries in Akre received their partial rations to cover two weeks. The remaining rations were distributed after a two week delay before the end the month.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Education

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

UNICEF has supported the MOE to hold examinations for 6574 children in the camps. This is a major success for the education sector who has been advocating for the children who studied the Syrian curriculum to be certified.

Construction continued of 8 schools, 5 in the non-camp settings and 3 in the camp s . One 12 classroom school completed in Erbil was handed over to the Ministry of Education which appointed a head teacher. UNICEF continues to advocate with MOE to recruit teachers in order to open in September.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Health

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

• More than 32,400 refugees utilised available primary, secondary and tertiary health care services provided by the Directorate of Health (DoH) and NGO partners with the support of UN agencies. The overall health care utilisation rate is stable, no outbreaks of communicable diseases occurred.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Shelter

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Gawilan Camp: 300 families relocated from transit site to the Permanent site after UNHCR implemented 1,632 tents foundation with kitchens and government did the electricity grid.

Arbat Camp: 500 families relocated from transit site to the Permanent camp (blocks A&B) after UNHCR implemented 2,040 tents foundation with kitchens. Kurdistan Regional Governement (KR-I ) provided the electricity grid and water net for blocks (A &B).

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Basic Needs

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

During the reporting period, UNHCR in Duhok continued with the distribution of fans and water jerry cans to respond to the summer heat for refugees in both camps and non-camps. A total of 5,507 non camp families were reached with fans (UNHCR) and 298 with refrigerators from PWJ.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: WASH

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Water consumption in the summer months in dramatically increasing as a result of both personal domestic use, and as a result of installation and use of air coolers. Meeting these increased needs, while considering the available resources is a tricky balance. Water conservation measures continue in camps through social mobilization activities, repairing faulty connections, reducing illegal connections and ensuring more equitable distribution.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Social Cohesion & Livelihoods

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • IOM is working in two refugee camps for Syrians namely Darasharakran and Basirma.
    In Darashakran 236 persons have been assisted with business management trainings, 332 beneficiaries in small business and 100 beneficiaries in vocational training such: (English course, tailoring and plumbing).

In Basirma camp 60 beneficiaries assisted in small business startup and 59 beneficiaries with Business management trainings.

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50 fois plus de nourriture transportée par les airs en 2014

GENÈVE – La vague de conflits qui a eu lieu durant la première moitié de l’année a multiplié par plus de 50 la quantité de nourriture et d’équipements d’urgence transportée par les airs par le PAM pour atteindre les populations dans le besoin.

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50 Times More Food Moved By Air As WFP Tackles Multiple Emergencies

GENEVA – A surge of conflict in the first half of this year prompted a more than fifty-fold increase in the amount of life-saving food and goods moved globally by air by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to reach those in need, compared to the same period last year.

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50 veces más alimentos son llevados por aire en momentos que el PMA enfrenta simultáneamente varias emergencias

GINEBRA – El incremento de los conflictos en la primera mitad de este año provocó que 50 veces más alimentos y otros suministros para los más necesitados fueran transportados globalmente por aire por el Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) en comparación al mismo periodo del año pasado.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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East Damascus hit by fiercest clashes in months: monitor

07/22/2014 17:39 GMT

DAMASCUS, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Rebel-held eastern Damascus was hit by its fiercest fighting in months Tuesday, as the sacking of a Syrian opposition chief deepened divisions among those bidding to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

The Syrian conflict, which has killed more than 170,000 people since March 2011, has grown increasingly complex this year, with the rebels fighting to topple Assad also training their sights on the Islamic State's jihadists.

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Population-Based Health Access Assessment for Syrian Refugees in Non-Camp Settings Throughout Jordan

Introduction

Background

The Syrian conflict, now in its fourth year, has resulted in over 120,000 deaths, of which nearly 11,000 are women and children. 2013 saw the number of people in need in Syria increase from 4 million to over 9 million, while the number of refugees registered with UNHCR in neighboring countries increased from around 550,000 to 2,300,000. By late Spring 2014, the number has risen to more than 2,775,00.

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UAE Pledges $15 million for Palestine Refugees in Syria

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) on Monday 21 July provided a donation of $15 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to distribute desperately needed food-aid to Palestine refugees who continue to suffer the worst effects of Syria’s civil war, now in its fourth year.

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EU reinforces sanctions against Syrian regime

Report
European Union

ST 12023/14 PRESSE 409 Brussels, 22 July 2014

In view of the gravity of the situation in Syria, the Council today reinforced EU restrictive measures against the Syrian regime.

The Council has targeted three additional persons and nine entities due to their involvement in the violent repression of the civilian population or their support to the regime. These will be subject to an asset freeze and a ban from entering the EU.

Today's decision brings the total of persons under EU restrictions to 192 and the number of entities to 62.

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Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy

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The first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever in the Middle East has been completed, reaching 25 million children in seven countries. But repeated vaccination rounds are necessary to end the spread of polio.