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04 Aug 2015 description

Hasakeh, Syria | AFP | Tuesday 8/4/2015 - 03:55 GMT

by Maher Al Mounes

Life in the Syrian city of Hasakeh, divided between allied Kurdish and regime forces, comes at a price: two lots of military service and double the taxes.

Raed, a Syrian Arab living in the northeastern city, avoids passing through checkpoints run by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG).

03 Aug 2015 description

RBID/AMMAN, Jordan — The last time Mahmoud* was able to afford a full meal for his family was two weeks ago.

Similar to the other 520,000 registered Syrian refugees living among host communities in Jordan, declining levels of humanitarian assistance coupled with Mahmoud’s inability to find legal work are making it borderline impossible for him to provide for his extended family of 16.

Every day, Mahmoud has to think about how he is going to put food on the table for his family. “There are days when there is no food at all”, he says.

03 Aug 2015 description
report Guardian

Jean-François Corty, director of humanitarian organisation Médecins du Monde, wants more to be done by Europe to help the migrants in France

Women and children are turning up in large numbers at migrant camps in Calais for the first time and authorities are not doing enough to shelter and protect them, a senior aid worker has warned.

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03 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

3 August 2015 – Chris Gunness has served as the Spokesperson and Director of Advocacy and Communications for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for almost a decade.

03 Aug 2015 description

Four years ago, the first waves of Syrians crossed the borders of the now war-stricken Syria into neighbouring countries for protection and survival. Since then the number of asylum seekers has swelled into over four million men, women and children in primarily four countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

03 Aug 2015 description

July 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations

August 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Turkey, Yemen

-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan

03 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

ISTANBUL, 3 August 2015 (IRIN) - The US-led bombing campaign against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has killed hundreds of civilians in Iraq and Syria, despite official recognition of only two deaths, a new report has alleged.

03 Aug 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, Monday 03 August 2015

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

03 Aug 2015 description
report IHH

Syrians are in horrible conditions due to the conflict, which has been going on for years. Over the last four years 300.000 people lost their lives. Since day one of the attacks, IHH has been delivering aid to the Syrian refugees.

Two coordination centres for logistics were set up in Reyhanlı and Kilis. On 30th July 2015 a big fire broke out in Reyhanlı centre from where 15-20 aid trucks are heading to the refugee camps inside Syria daily.

03 Aug 2015 description


  • Ongoing conflict seriously weakens agricultural productive capacity, despite overall favourable weather conditions

  • Food security situation severely impacted by prolonged conflict, especially for vulnerable groups

  • Millions of people, both internally-displaced and refugees in neighbouring countries, require continued humanitarian assistance

02 Aug 2015 description

1,081 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2015

02 Aug 2015 description

More than 4,300,000USD injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance since the beginning of 2015

02 Aug 2015 description

38,484 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of2015

02 Aug 2015 description

USD 1,214,406 were injected into local economy through vouchers/e-cards in June 2015

02 Aug 2015 description

Kuwait’s Red Crescent Society continued delivering aid to refugee Syrian families in different Lebanese cities and regions on Saturday. The humanitarian aid was delivered to 1,100 families in the eastern town Arsal and Baalbek in Al-Beqaa northeastern Lebanon, as well as in El-Minieh in the north, the society’s envoy to Lebanon Musaad Al-Enezi told. The aid, delivered in cooperation with Lebanon’s Red Cross, is very vital, as Syrian refugees are living in severe conditions, said Al-Enezi.

02 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN: Act to Empower Women in Conflicts

Enable Political Participation, Improve Services for Rape Victims

(New York) – The United Nations and member countries should tackle problems that women in armed conflict endure around the world, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325, a landmark resolution on women, peace, and security, which the Security Council will debate in October 2015.

02 Aug 2015 description

The Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers funded medical centers in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan provided psychological services to about 1,400 Syrian patients per week.

The Psychological Support Unit of the Saudi Specialized Clinics treats 1,400 patients suffering from depression, after shock, phobia, and all other types of psychological problems. In addition, more than 2700 refugees benefitted from the Saudi Vaccine Program during the first half of 2015.

01 Aug 2015 description

Year of Establishment

The Turkey Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) is a multi-donor country based pooled fund established in 2014 following UN Security Resolutions 2139 and 2165. The HPF supports projects and activities in line with priorities and objectives of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP). It aims to provide flexible and timely resources to partners thereby expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increasing humanitarian access, and strengthening partnerships.