- OCHA Syria Crisis: Ar-Raqqa Situation Report No. 10 (19-26 June 2017)
- IFRC Syria: Complex Emergency appeal operations update n°MDRSY003 Operations update n°13
- UNHCR Syria Situation Response: Urgent Needs - 1 June 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)
Displacements from and within Ar-Raqqa governorate continued due to fighting and heavy airstrikes. An estimated 184,705 people have been displaced since 1 April, including over 108,000 people since 1 May.
Increasing displacement from Deir-Ez-Zor prompted a request by the Kurdish SelfAdministration to the UN to open new sites for people attempting to flee the area.
Excellencies, distinguished panellists, ladies and gentlemen, welcome.
One year ago, Member States, international and local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, humanitarian workers and civil society came together to respond to a call from people in crisis to do an even better job to secure their safety, to uphold their dignity and to provide opportunities for a better future.
Heavy fighting between the SDF and ISIL in ArRaqqa city continued as the SDF made advances in the northwestern and eastern parts of the city.
Since early June, an estimated 50,000 people have been displaced in Ar-Raqqa governorate, some for short periods. Of these, 7,655 IDPs have so far been verified by CCCM cluster as remaining displaced for longer periods. The situation continues to be fluid, with new displacements coexisting with rapid return movements to areas taken over by SDF.
Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 690,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 23 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, including one to Khan Elshih in which UNRWA and UN agencies reached 5,000 Palestine Refugees and 1,000 Syrian Nationals respectively. In addition, during 2017, 96 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 1,977.6 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city.
Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence
The UN in Syria strongly condemns an attack on a joint UN/SARC/ICRC convoy of 36 trucks which attempted to deliver humanitarian assistance to people in need in East Harasta today. Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent drivers were injured by shooting that occurred as the convoy was exiting the area on its way to Damascus, and are currently receiving medical treatment. The UN in Syria wishes them a speedy recovery and stands in full solidarity with SARC.
Gender-based violence, particularly sexual violence, is a widespread and alarming element of the crisis in Iraq.
A range of gender-based violence and other protection concerns for women and girls exist throughout the country. Priority GBV issues are: Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage, including Child Marriage, Sexual Violence, Harassment and Exploitation, ConflictRelated Sexual Violence.
Operating in Libya remains hazardous and unpredictable due to multiple factors including presence of mines and explosive devices, threats of abductions and kidnapping of international personnel, proliferation of armed groups with no clear chain of command, and ongoing conflict and violence.
Following the Sirt military operation by government forces, ISIL lost control of large areas in Libya, yet it still maintains a few cells in different parts of the country, which poses serious threats to the international presence.
Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 680,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 18 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, including one to Khan Elshih in which UNRWA and UN agencies reached 5,000 Palestine Refugees and 1,000 Syrian Nationals respectively. In addition, during 2017, 91 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 1,877.6 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city.
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191/2258/2332
Resolution 2332 [formerly 2258 (2015), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014)] authorizes UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people in need in Syria. The Government of Syria is notified in advance of each shipment and a UN Monitoring Mechanism oversees and confirms the humanitarian nature of consignments. The first UN shipment from Turkey started on 24 July 2014.
• Since 6 June when the SDF announced the launch of its military operations to gain control of Ar-Raqqa city, it has rapidly gained full control over several neighborhoods in the city.
• The offensive started in the semi-urban and urban areas to the east of Ar-Raqqa city during this reporting period triggered serious concerns for the protection of the civilian population, amidst intensification of air operations and shelling and in the expected intensification of urban warfare.
This allocation paper is issued by the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (DRHC), in consultation with the Clusters and Advisory Board of the HF in Turkey, to set the funding priorities for the 2017 1st Standard Allocation.
A total amount of USD 20 million is available for this allocation including up to 4 million set aside for Iraq based partners.
This paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization to support the priorities of the Syria 2017 HRP.
The SDF advances towards Ar-Raqqa city displaced over 169,000 people during the months of April and May across northern Syria. Of which an estimated 100,000 were displaced in May.
Air strikes and shelling in Syria’s Ar-Raqqa city have placed thousands of civilians at risk and intensified an already desperate humanitarian situation.
Clashes and attacks have persisted across Ar-Raqqa as the Syrian Democratic Forces continue their advance against ISIL, killing and injuring civilians and damaging key infrastructure, including schools. The humanitarian situation in Ar-Raqqa has now deteriorated, with reports of increased shortages of essential commodities such as food, medicine and fuel.