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20 Jan 2017 description
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What: Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region

When: A joint press conference will be held on 24 January, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm, bringing together HE Mykkänen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, and three Principles of UN agencies: Stephen O’Brien, OCHA; Filippo Grande, UNHCR; and Helen Clark, UNDP.

Where: The venue for the Plenary Session, High Level Panels and press conference is Säätytalo (House of the Estates), Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, Finland.

17 Jan 2017 description
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INTRODUCTION

Context and key challenges

17 Jan 2017 description

Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

16 Jan 2017 description

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien

WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

14 Jan 2017 description
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  • Since 22 December, an estimated 5.5 million people in Damascus and surrounding areas have been cut off from their main source of water supply, the Ein Elfijeh and Barada springs, after those were damaged.

  • Following an agreement of 13 January, government and SARC technical teams entered the Wadi Barada area the same day to carry out a damage assessment of the water sources and infrastructure at the Ein Elfijeh spring site with a view to repairing the facility as soon as possible.

14 Jan 2017 description
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  • Of the more than 111,000 people who formerly resided in east Aleppo remain in Aleppo city, 56,054 remained or re-registered in east Aleppo. 50,830 are registered as sheltering in west Aleppo, and 5,077 remain in the Jibreen collective shelter.

  • As the vast majority of IDPs reside in at least partially damaged houses in east Aleppo, systematic structural assessments urgently need to be carried out before any shelter intervention can take place.

13 Jan 2017 description

Helsinki –The Government of Finland will bring together key humanitarian and development stakeholders on 23 and 24 January in Helsinki to discuss the response to the protracted crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries, now into its sixth year.

The Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region will gather senior representatives of Governments in the region; UN agencies; international financial institutions; donors; representatives of international and national non-governmental organizations; and the private sector.

12 Jan 2017 description
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The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) mobilizes and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to urgent needs for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as well as vulnerable Jordanians affected by the Syrian crisis. The fund operates within the frame of the Jordan Response Plan and the UNSC resolutions 2165, 2191, 2258 and 2332.

To date the Fund has allocated US$11.9 Million to a total of 33 projects in host communities and camps, of which 11 projects support the needs of vulnerable Syrians in Southern Syria.

04 Jan 2017 description
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  1. IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $4 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 56 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.

04 Jan 2017 description
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  • Some 90,500 people from east Aleppo have been registered across Aleppo city, in both eastern and western neighborhoods. The over-whelming majority of them reside in houses, while 4,250 remain in the Jibreen collective shelter.

  • Following the closure of Mahalej transit site on 25 December, some 750 IDPs were unable to find accommodation in private houses and are now staying in the Jibreen collective shelter.