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27 Apr 2017 description

SG/A/1728-BIO/4959*-DC/3701

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Edmond Mulet of Guatemala as the Head of the independent three-member panel to lead the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism established by Security Council resolution 2235 (2015) on the use of chemicals as weapons in Syria. By resolution 2319 (2016), the Security Council renewed the mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism for a further period of one year on 17 November 2016.

27 Apr 2017 description

Gaziantep, Turkey- On behalf of the largest national medical NGO's in Syria; UOSSM (Union Of Medical Care and Relief Organizations), SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society), SBMS (Syrian British Medical Society- UOSSM Member), Syria Relief (UOSSM Member), SHAAM Humanitarian, SIMRO (Sustainable International Medical Relief Organization), IDA (Independent Doctors Association), SEMA (Syrian Expatriate Medical Association), we demand that the United Nations take immediate action to protect medical facilities and civilians in Idlib and all of Syria.

27 Apr 2017 description

1599.4 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,328 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018
393.8 M contributions received, representing 25% of requirements
1,205.6 M funding gap for the Syria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

27 Apr 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The needs of persons with disabilities outstrip rehabilitation services and mental healthcare.

  • Brussels Conference pledges US $6 billion for Syria response in 2017; US $3.7 billion for 2018.

  • UN Humanitarian Envoy visits the Bekaa and calls for urgent international support.

  • NGO brings hope to at-risk youth in Wadi Khaled.

27 Apr 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This document provides an overview of open-source-reported new laws or regulations affecting NGOs, and a summary of reported administrative decisions that affected their ability to operate. Links to the relevant Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief (in brackets in each sentence) provide further information.

27 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, 27 April 2017– Ishmael Beah, author, former child soldier and UNICEF Advocate for Children affected by war, wrapped up a three-day visit to Jordan today to help amplify the voices of vulnerable young people affected by the conflict in Syria.

Beah, who is internationally renowned for his books, A Long Way Gone, A Memoir of a Child Solider,’ and Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel, was in Jordan to develop the advocacy skills of nearly 50 young people from Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Many of them have seen their lives upended by the six year-long war in Syria.

27 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Le Mécanisme mondial de financement concessionnel annonce le financement de trois nouveaux projets visant à renforcer les services de santé et les infrastructures de base

27 Apr 2017 description

In order to provide medical care for Syrian refugees in Jordan, volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Jordan recently collaborated with Syrian doctors to help 7 refugee children with hernia surgery, 5 children with tonsillectomies and some adults with follow-up treatment after receiving corneal transplants. Most of the refugees received medical assistance at Akilah Hospital in Jordan's Amman.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and March 2017, one in four of the 29,758 refugees and migrants entered Europe by sea were children. During the same period of time, close to 25,000 children have claimed asylum in Europe, while around 24,600 remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.

26 Apr 2017 description

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 17 APRIL 2017)

26 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. While the nature and incidences of these crises vary significantly, they affect millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. Some populations are displaced from their communities or countries as a result of crises; others stay where they are, by choice or necessity. Forced displacement is becoming more common with the number of individuals displaced by conflict or violence peaking at 65.3 million in 2015, and an additional 25.4 million people displaced every year due to natural disasters and climate-related events.