- UNHCR Flash update on recent events - 20 April 2017
- OCHA Turkey/Syria: Four Towns Evacuations (as of 20 April 2017)
- WHO: Syrian Arab Republic: Al-Rashidin, Aleppo Flash Update No. 1 (16 April 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview Interactive HNO site
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
The decision to leave home, family, friends, livelihoods, language and culture is a major undertaking, and yet over 3.6 million people have sought asylum in European Union countries since the start of 2013**, 44% of whom come from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Data on arrivals to Europe show that those who make the journey are predominantly adult men, while women, young children, and elderly people are often left behind, resulting in many separated families.
The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia averaged 7,800. An average of 6,700 (86%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities. The others were staying rough in Belgrade city centre, in the North near the Hungarian border and in the West near the border with Croatia.
In 2016, SAMS provided more than 3 million medical services, and expanded its programs to reach more Syrians and vulnerable populations.
2016 was a difficult and challenging year for SAMS. Our health workers braved besiegement, aerial attacks, and starvation, to continue caring for their communities, while our volunteers provided specialized care to displaced populations outside Syria.
Activists monitoring Syria's long-running civil war said Saturday that airstrikes had seriously damaged an underground medical center in Idlib province, just kilometers from the site of a deadly chemical attack that sparked international outrage and a U.S. cruise missile retaliation earlier this month.
As per the most recent assessment, some 153,012 individuals have been registered in the newly accessible neighborhoods, while 48,173 people originally from former eastern Aleppo still reside with relatives and acquaintances in the western parts of Aleppo city.
A total of 17,033 people have been registered in areas under the control of Kurdish forces, and 5,077 remain in Jibreen collective shelter.
26 SHELTER SECTOR PARTNERS
10 LOCAL NGOs
13 COVERED SUB-DISTRICTS OUT OF 272
53 SHELTER PROJECTS FEBRUARY 2017
We coordinate for the common good.
577.9 M required for 2017
105.1 M contributions received, representing 18% of requirements
472.8 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response
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Damascus, April 16, 2017
For the fifth day in row, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) teams continue with their humanitarian duty in the four towns (Zabadani & Madaya in Rural Damascus and Al-Fu’ah & Kefraya in Rural Edlib). Hundreds of SARC volunteers are still providing the humanitarian services needed by evacuees in the mentioned areas with neutrality and impartiality manner and based on confidence and upon request of the negotiated and agreed parties. It is highly important to mention that the Syrian Arab Red Crescent is not involved or part of the agreement.
Volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Hong Kong have been working hard to prepare shoes and clothing for an April distribution for refugees in Jordan. One shoe company had originally offered to supply two hundred pairs of shoes for the distribution, but then went on to successfully petition other companies to donate shoes as well. In total over 2,900 pairs of shoes and over 1,700 articles of clothing were packed up and will soon be on their way to Jordan.
Global Concessional Financing Facility announces funding for three new projects focused on strengthening health services and basic infrastructure
Yesterday, a UN/ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross)/Syrian Arab Red Crescent inter-agency convoy delivered food and other assistance for 33,500 people in need in several hard-to-reach villages in the northern area of rural Homs. The last inter-agency convoy to this area was on 20 October of last year.
Some items (including sanitation and health supplies) were not allowed to be delivered by Government authorities.
Hostilities between non-state armed opposition groups (NSAOGs), the Government of Syria and the Islamic State continued across Syria, with the exception of a significant reduction in fighting across the months of Feb – April, 2016 due to the ‘Cessation of Hostilities’ agreement brokered by the ISSG and the Humanitarian Task Force. As of early July, eastern districts in the city of Aleppo became effectively besieged by government of Syria forces, where some 250,000 – 275,000 people were in need.
330,012 Iraqis currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016
43,575 core relief item (CRIs) kits distributed to families in camps, assisting some 249,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas
9,344 family plots currently occupied out of 17,403 family plots (for some 104,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from the Mosul corridor
Last month, March 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,053 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 79% (2,402) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
At least one death or injury from explosive violence was recorded in 22 countries in March. The top five worst impacted countries were Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, and Pakistan, according to civilian casualties from explosive violence.
The evacuation of Syrian civilians and fighters from four besieged towns is part of a swap deal between the warring sides
BEIRUT, April 21 (Reuters) - The evacuation of Syrian civilians and fighters from four besieged towns, part of a swap deal between the warring sides, resumed on Friday after a 48-hour halt, state media and a monitoring group said.
Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
In March, Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) payments reached 408,000 vulnerable refugees across Turkey. In total, over 250,000 family applications (over 1.2 million people) have been received and are being assessed. The innovative multi-purpose cash ESSN assistance scheme is funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) and implemented by WFP, the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Turkish Red Crescent.
GENEVA, 20th April, 2017 (WAM)-- The UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood Camp for Syrian Refugees has won The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects for the year 2016 in the field Empowerment and social integration of Refugees and internally displaced people.
This was announced by Nasser Al Qahtani, Executive Director of AGFUND at a press conference held in Geneva on Thursday.
The conflict that caused the largest refugee crisis since WWII and killed over 400,000 people has been littered with violations of international humanitarian law (IHL).
In the last few weeks, the world has seen gruesome examples of such violations. From an alleged chemical attack in Idlib that killed over 80 civilians, to the suicide bombing that killed at least 126 civilians, including 68 children while they were waiting to be evacuated from the town of Rashidin.