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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With USG assistance, relief organizations continue to respond to acute humanitarian needs in areas affected by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attacks in northern Syria and neighboring countries.

  • Although USAID/FFP has provided nearly $810 million to the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) since the crisis in Syria began, the agency is facing significant funding shortfalls for operations in Syria and the region through the end of 2014.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Syria air strikes kill 10 children, 5 women in Aleppo: monitor

10/24/2014 - 16:54 GMT

Ten children and five women have been killed in Syrian government air strikes in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said Friday.

The children, aged from four to 10, and women were killed Thursday "in barrel bomb strikes by regime helicopters on a home and public hall in the village of Tal Qarrah in the north of Aleppo," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The bombing also destroyed civilian property and wounded several people, some of them critically, the Britain-based Observatory added.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Le Liban demande à l'ONU de ne plus enregistrer les réfugiés syriens

Beyrouth, Liban | AFP | jeudi 23/10/2014 - 18:15 GMT

Le Liban a annoncé jeudi qu'il allait demander à l'ONU d'arrêter d'enregistrer les réfugiés qui arrivent de Syrie, quelques jours après avoir décidé de limiter de manière draconienne leur entrée dans le pays.

"Le gouvernement s'est mis d'accord pour arrêter d'accueillir les personnes déplacées, sauf cas exceptionnel, et pour demander aux agences des Nations unies d'arrêter de les enregistrer", a indiqué le ministre de l'Information, Ramzi Jreij.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon to ask UN to stop registering Syria refugees

Beyrouth, Liban | AFP | Thursday 10/23/2014 - 16:52 GMT

Lebanon said Thursday it will ask the UN to stop registering refugees who enter the country from war-torn Syria, as it formalised a decision to all but close its borders to them.

"As far as the issue of restricting the number of (refugee) cases is concerned, the government agreed to stop welcoming displaced people, barring exceptional cases, and to ask the UN refugee agency to stop registering the displaced," Information Minister Ramzi Jreij said.

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Syria: ICRC delivers food to over 95,000 people in eastern rural Aleppo

Geneva/Damascus (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working closely with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, yesterday delivered urgently needed food and other essential relief items to over 95,000 people living in areas directly affected by fighting in opposition-controlled eastern rural Aleppo.

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Iraq + 1 other
Without fuel subsidies, aid to displaced Iraqis in jeopardy

Report
IRIN

The prospect of a fuel bill five times higher than last year has left already overstretched aid agencies worried they will be unable to help many of the hundreds of thousands of IDPs living in tents and shelters, just as winter approaches.

IRIN:

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Lebanon + 1 other
IOM Supports Lebanese Armed Forces in Migration and Border Management

Lebanon - IOM has donated USD 26,000 worth of equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) as part of a project funded by the United States to strengthen Lebanon’s migration and border management capacity in the context of the Syrian crisis.

Lebanon’s Border Control Committee (BCC) accepted the donation, which included IT, communications and other equipment yesterday (23/10) in Beirut.

International Organization for Migration:

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Lebanon + 1 other
Aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon drying up

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Deutsche Welle

The aid sources for Syrian refugees in Lebanon are threatening to dry up because of the multiplying crises around the world. Aid organization World Vision spoke to DW about the potential consequences.

DW: What is the current situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon?

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World + 12 others
Protection of Refugee Children: In the Middle East and North Africa

Refugee children in the region suffer immensely as a result of conflict and displacement. The number of refugees has doubled in the last four years and more than half are children.

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World + 2 others
Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors' doubts

Both academic research and practical experience shows that simply handing out traditional relief goods may not be the most effective way of helping the dispossessed.

Reuters - AlertNet:



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Germany + 1 other
Syrian refugees bunk down in converted Berlin school

10/24/2014 - 03:48 GMT

by Yannick PASQUET

Syrian refugees are bedding down in the converted classrooms of a former Berlin high school as Germany grapples with being Europe's number-one destination for asylum seekers.

Among the newcomers is Mohammed Nabil, 28, who after a perilous land and sea journey now shares a small and immaculate if improvised bedroom with his mother, brother and sister in a working class district of the German capital.

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Liberia + 3 others
An additional SEK 400 million for the fight against Ebola and humanitarian disasters

The Government today decided to earmark an additional SEK 400 million from funds for development assistance in Africa for extraordinary measures to combat the Ebola outbreak (SEK 250 million), but also for the humanitarian crises in Syria, Iraq and other parts of the world (SEK 150 million).

The Government recognises major needs in terms of the fight against Ebola and humanitarian crisis areas such as Iraq and Syria. More than one hundred million people around the world are currently in an extremely vulnerable situation and are in need of humanitarian support.

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IS attack on Syrian border town Kobane stalls amid US air assault

10/24/2014 - 04:34 GMT

by Fulya OZERKAN with MOHAMMED ALI HARISI in Beirut

A bid by Islamic State fighters to seize the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, American officials said, with the help of air strikes reported to have killed over 500 jihadists.

US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State (IS) group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said Thursday.

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Jordan + 1 other
JHAS Implementing Partners Report Narrative Reporting Jan till Jun, 2014

Progress analysis of Primary Health care provided through JHAS clinics in urban and camp settings

  • Urban settings

Figure 1 demonstrates the number of patients who received primary health care (PHC) services within JHAS/UNHCR urban clinics during the first half of 2014.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Responding to the economic impact of the Syrian conflict in marginalized Akkar region

The economic situation of local populations in Akkar has been drastically affected by the Syrian crisis, due notably to the region’s marginalization within the Lebanese economy and its dependence on Syrian markets prior to the crisis. In this context, ACTED has launched a number of community-led initiatives to improve the access of local and refugee communities to income-generating opportunities.

An economically marginalized region

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Turkey + 2 others
WFP mobilizes food for Syrians fleeing into Turkey and Iraq in spite of funding shortfalls

There is growing concern that the influx of new arrivals is further straining the agency’s ability to respond to more needs, with dwindling stocks and donations running out.