- USG for Humanitarian Affairs/ERC, Stephen O’Brien Statement to the Security Council on Syria, New York, 29 Sep 2016
- OCHA: Aleppo Crisis Situation Report No.1 (29 Sep 2016)
- Handicap Int'l: Qasef: Escaping the bombing - The use of explosive weapons in populated areas and forced displacement: perspectives from Syrian refugees
Appeals & Funding
- Syria: 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan Monitoring Report, Jan-Jun 2016 [EN/AR]
- 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
Amman, Jordan/New York, September 29, 2016—At least 59 war-wounded Syrians, including 11 children between the ages of three and 14-years-old, have been denied medical evacuation to Jordan in the past three months, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday.
Children in Aleppo are in so much danger from bunker-busting ‘earthquake bombs’ that they cannot even go to schools that have been moved underground.
Schools in Eastern Aleppo were due to re-open for the new school year tomorrow [Saturday], but as the city continues to suffer a ferocious assault they will remain closed, depriving almost 100,000 school-age children of an education, and leaving them in fear for their lives.
7780TH MEETING (AM)
Warning that “Syria is bleeding and its citizens are dying” in increasing numbers and with increasing ferocity, the United Nations top humanitarian official urged the Security Council today to find common humanity and restore the cessation of hostilities to protect civilians, save lives and end the “unbridled horror”.
By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC
For more than five years, Jordan has been home to at least 600,000 Syrian refugees spread across difference governorates, with the majority living with host communities in Amman. After five years of conflict, it has become more difficult for local and international organizations to maintain support for refugees and host communities.
Ammar Al Nasser and his family of five – including his children and elderly mother – rely primarily on the the support of the Jordanian National Red Crescent Society.
WASHINGTON-September 27, 2016 – A $224 million Program will provide access to and enhance the quality of the Lebanese public education system. One hundred thousand additional Lebanese children and Syrian refugees between ages 3-18 will be enrolled over the lifetime of the Program.
Geneva, 29 September 2016
RER: Good afternoon and I apologize for keeping you waiting. We had a long, and difficult meeting of course, given what is happening on the ground, and particularly in Aleppo. But first allow me to convey the regrets of the Special Envoy who would have liked to be with us here today but as you probably already know, he is in the Vatican. The Pope is making an appeal about Aleppo and asked Mr. de Mistura to be with him today.
In Turkey, The Food Security Sector continues to provide support to Syrians both in camps and out of camps. The total number of individuals reached in camps this month is 151,395 while the number of individuals reached out of camps is 202,784. As of July, the Food Security Sector reached approximately 354,179 beneficiaries both in and out of camps in 2016.
USD 7,786,538 worth of regular cash and nonfood items (NFIs) were distributed to vulnerable beneficiaries in Jordan this month
Partners continued to provide critical health care services to vulnerable refugees
In Turkey, 3RP Partners provided medical devices to fully equip the hospital in Suruc refugee camp, which currently hosts some 28,000 Syrian refugees. Partners also provided transportation to 865 refugees in Adiyaman camp to enable them to access health services in Adiyaman’s city centre and Gaziantep. Furthermore, 35 patients with chronic illness were transported from the camps to the hospitals in Adana, Gaziantep and Malatya.
In Lebanon, sector partners carried out an assessment of the sanitation situation in four Informal Settlements in Zahle Caza, Bekaa, housing around 1,600 people. The assessment addresses concerns raised by the Ministry of Environment regarding environmental pollution from wastewater and solid waste from these sites. Topographical surveys are already underway in order to design improved sanitation systems for these sites.
These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2016, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.69 million refugees by end-2016.
The Directorate of General Security (GSO) in Lebanon replaced the pledge not to work by the pledge to abide by Lebanese laws as part of the residency renewal requirements. The USD 200 fee is, nevertheless, still necessary. UNHCR is also advocating for all GSO offices to accept the UNHCR registration certificates instead of proof of a Lebanese sponsor for the residency renewal, because of reports connecting the sponsorship to exploitation of refugees.
Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate
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