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10 Feb 2016 description
report Washington Post

By Karen DeYoung and Liz Sly

Suddenly, after four years of brutal civil war, Syria this week became even more of an uncontrollable military, diplomatic and humanitarian disaster.

Read the full report.

10 Feb 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest documents threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. It complements resources that already exist, such as the Aid Worker Security Database, which provides statistics and analysis about attacks against aid workers.

10 Feb 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest documents threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. It complements resources that already exist, such as the Aid Worker Security Database, which provides statistics and analysis about attacks against aid workers.

10 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Chios (Jan 2015 - 08 Feb 2016): 135,617

Total arrivals in Chios during Feb 2016: 2,254

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 282

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 413

% of arrivals in Chios compared to total (2016): 21%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations by UNHCR and partners' field activities): 234

Estimated departures to mainland (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 265

10 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Samos (Jan 2015 - 08 Feb 2016): 109,555

Total arrivals in Samos during Feb 2016: 477

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 60

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 152

% of arrivals in Samos compared to total in Greece (2016) : 7%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on UNHCR estimations)): 520

Estimated departures to Mainland (Based on estimates provided by authorities): 117

10 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Lesvos (01 Jan 2015 - 08 Feb 2016): 543,073

Total arrivals in Lesvos during Feb 2016: 6,880

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 860

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 1,167

% of arrivals in Lesvos compared to total: 60%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 2,035

Estimated departures to Mainland (Based on estimates provided by authorities): 777

10 Feb 2016 description

Kilis, Turkey | AFP | Wednesday 2/10/2016 - 03:16 GMT

by Fulya OZERKAN

Syrian farmer Mahmud Turki was sitting on his couch at sunset watching the news with his family after eating supper. Then an air strike hit his home and turned his life upside down.

His story is typical of accounts of the "hell" that is life in the war-scarred region around the northern city of Aleppo, where up to 31,000 people have fled as government forces press an offensive against rebels, according to the UN.

10 Feb 2016 description

A new project aims to allow displaced families to return.

By Darin Hassan

Umm Ahmad’s displacement began when her home in the village of Maar Hatat was shelled and reduced to rubble.

The 45-year-old widow and her seven children were forced to leave the ruins of their home and seek shelter in other villages nearby, moving from one house to another.

Umm Ahmad’s long and tiring journey is now over. Thanks to a project that has built her a small house just where her old one once stood, she and her family are now back where they belong.

10 Feb 2016 description

Organisation hopes to give bereaved children a brighter future.

By Mostafa al-Jalal

A civil society group working in Idlib and the surrounding countryside is helping hundreds of local children who have lost family in the conflict.

The al-Huda charitable organisation was set up in late August 2012 after Kfar Nabel was liberated from the government forces. It distributes funds to each bereaved child and is aiming to establish a community centre where orphans can receive dedicated help.

10 Feb 2016 description

Programme helps local initiatives rebuild lives in liberated areas.

By Hadia Mansour

Alya recently delivered her first child at the Maternity and Child Welfare centre in the town of Hass, in Syria’s Idlib province. All her care was absolutely free, which came as a great relief to the 22-year-old.

“Pregnant women are in desperate need of free healthcare,” Alya told Damascus Bureau. “These days most families live below the poverty line, and cannot afford to seek care at private hospitals.”

09 Feb 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Tuesday 2/9/2016 - 11:07 GMT

by Layal Abou Rahal with Fulya Ozerkan in Oncupinar

The United Nations on Tuesday urged Turkey to open its borders to tens of thousands of Syrians who have overwhelmed nearby emergency camps after fleeing a major government offensive.

The main border crossing north of Syria's second city Aleppo remained closed, forcing huge crowds including women and children to sleep in tents or in the open.

09 Feb 2016 description

Dara’a, Amman - Airstrikes have hit an MSF-supported hospital in Dara’a governorate, southern Syria, killing three people and wounding at least six, including a nurse, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

09 Feb 2016 description
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09 Feb 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12236

7618th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Despite Territorial Losses, Terrorists Still Attract Financing, Would-be Fighters

Despite recent territorial losses inflicted upon Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the international community urgently needed “unity and action” to combat the continuing threat posed by the terrorist group, the ranking United Nations political official stressed today as he briefed the Security Council.

09 Feb 2016 description

Le conflit en Syrie a poussé plus de 9 millions de personnes à fuir leur domicile et a affecté des milliers d’autres personnes dans les pays voisins. Beaucoup a déjà été réalisé pour apporter l’assistance nécessaire aux communautés hôtes et syriennes, mais il reste encore énormément à faire.

Un réservoir pour améliorer la sécurité de l’accès à l’eau

09 Feb 2016 description

Thousands of families, fleeing the violent attacks and air strikes in the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region in the NW of Syria, crossed through the Turkish border, in an operation coordinated by AFAD.

February 3, 2016, Hatay / Recent attacks on the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region of Syria, forced thousands of Syrian Turkmens and Arabs to sought refuge in Yamadi, near the Yayladagi border of Turkey.