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23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The number of refugees and migrants attempting to cross into Europe continued to drop to its lowest levels since the beginning of the crisis – less than 1,100 people made the dangerous sea journey from Turkey to Greece in February, while 719 more were rescued or apprehended.

• UNICEF and NGO partner IMPR launched an education outreach campaign in 6 provinces along the South-East to monitor and evaluate the coverage of educational opportunities available to refugee children in Turkey.

23 Mar 2017 description

62 countries - representing almost two-thirds of the world's population - still recognise only female victims of rape

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexual violence against men in conflict-torn countries from Syria to the Democratic Republic of Congo is an "invisible" crime, with victims reluctant to speak out for fear of being ostracised and mocked, researchers said.

23 Mar 2017 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid welcomes The Home Office announcement to grant Syrians resettling in the UK refugee status, saying Britain should be proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and conflict.

Thousands of people who have fled Syria and resettled in the UK under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) will now have access to rights, including higher education and overseas travel documents, promoting dignity and stability among people who have experienced violence and trauma.

23 Mar 2017 description

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am very pleased to be here with you today to discuss solutions to prevent child marriages in Lebanon, a subject very dear to my heart as a father of 3 young girls.

23 Mar 2017 description

Key Points
- Inadequate level of food consumption is more prevalent in urban areas.
- More IDP households are buying food on credit and spending savings in order to obtain food.
Basic food commodity prices decreased in Deir-ez-Zor city. Elsewhere, in Madaya and Az-Zabadani, prices continue to increase as conflict intensifies.

Situation Update

23 Mar 2017 description

World Water Day, celebrated on March 22 of every year, was designated by the United Nations to focus on the importance of fresh water and promote the sustainable management of freshwater resources in the world.

23 Mar 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.

23 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam’s work in Lebanon, both on humanitarian WASH and more long-term water development programmes, uses social accountability mechanisms to assess community needs, empower citizens and promote dialogue among affected stakeholders. This strategy has helped to unlock some tensions in an effort to provide basic rights and services to vulnerable people. However the situation in many settings remains fragile, and further efforts are needed to promote dialogue and to anchor consultation processes to the water sector dynamics in Lebanon.

23 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children

Children are being killed and injured in a major escalation of fighting around Hama, Idlib and Damascus, with thousands of families fleeing in the past 24 hours.

Save the Children has been forced to suspend schools and other non-emergency programming, and to turn its primary healthcare clinics into makeshift hospitals to treat the injured.

23 Mar 2017 description

Situation overview

Syria is one of the most complex and dynamic humanitarian crises in the world today. As the Syria crisis enters its seventh year, 13.5 million people require humanitarian assistance, including 4.6 million people in need trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. Over half of the population has been forced from their homes, and many people have been displaced multiple times.

23 Mar 2017 description

577.9 M required for 2017

25.6 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

552.3 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Mar 2017 description

Welcoming the Government’s announcement that as of 1 July 2017 the UK will be granting refugee status to resettled Syrians and others arriving under the UK’s two major resettlement schemes, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, stressed today the importance this decision will have for their successful integration.

23 Mar 2017 description

By Dana Sleiman in Beirut

Despite the assistance of UNHCR's DAFI scholarship programme in Lebanon, Syrian refugees in higher education are the exception rather than the rule.

As a high school student in Syria, Jankidar knew that he wanted to study political sciences. But soon after enrolling in Aleppo University, he had to drop out to support his family.

22 Mar 2017 description

Routes Originating in Raqqa City

IDPs from Raqqa have reported travel towards the west. Some IDPs head north towards Tell Abiad before moving west towards Azaz. Other IDPs have travelled to Menbij, with some travelling further west to Azaz or into Idleb governorate.

22 Mar 2017 description

Over 15,000 Syrians live in informal tented settlements across rural Jordan. As these makeshift settlements are located far from urban centres and are cut off from their surrounding communities, the population living in these settlements tend to be the hardest to reach and the least likely to receive aid. Throughout the months of December to March, ACTED has been distributing unconditional cash to thousands of Syrian refugees living in informal tented settlements in the desert regions of northern Jordan.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Refugee Council

Syrians being resettled in Britain have finally been recognised as refugees by the UK Government.

The Home Office has today announced that Syrian refugees who are being resettled here will now be granted refugee status, which will enable Syrians to access university and to travel more easily to visit relatives in other European countries.

22 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP launched an awareness raising campaign on the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO 200987) that started in 2017, in support of vulnerable Syrian refugees in Egypt. The campaign informs Syrians of the upcoming trainings and provides all necessary information to apply.