- WFP mVAM Bulletin 10 - January 2017, Food Access is Severely Limited in Deir-Ez-Zor City and Madaya as the Conflict Intensifies
- OCHA: Developments in Idleb Governorate and Western Countryside of Aleppo (as of 15 Feb 2017)
- Food Security Update, Dar’a Al-Baled, Syria - As of Feb 14, 2017 - Update Number 1
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview Interactive HNO site
- 3RP Regional Strategic Overview 2017-2018
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan: Syria
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
- [OCHA: Humanitarian Atlas - Syria [EN/AR] (Jan 2017)]http://humanitarianatlas.org/syria/)(
- OCHA Syria
- ALNAP Syria Evaluation Portal for Improved Accountability and Lesson Learning
- UN: Geneva Consultation on Syria
- Food Security Cluster: Syria
- Logistics Cluster: Syria
- Human Rights Watch: Syria - Events of 2016
The United Nations is deeply concerned over the fate of an estimated 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in and around the town of Al Bab in northern Syria.
“We urgently call on all parties to the conflict to immediately ensure the unhindered movement and safe passage for people trying to reach safety. The UN and partners are ready to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to the civilians who are caught in the middle of this combat,” said Ali Al-Za’tari, the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria.
Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 285,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of three inter-agency convoys have been undertaken. In addition, during 2017, 20 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 413.1 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city. The fourth round of food distribution for 93,500 people was completed on 10 January.
On 23 January, tensions and small-scale clashes erupted between non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in Idleb Governorate and the western countryside of Aleppo, hindering civilian and humanitarian movement.
On 24 January, due to the escalation in tensions and continued clashes, UN cross-border shipments were suspended, but resumed the next day. Additionally, a number of humanitarian organizations temporarily suspended food distributions, education activities, and WASH projects.
people displaced, most of them temporarily
people reached with winter-related assistance in various areas across Ar-Raqqa
people were supported with food assistance
funding gap for the Ar-Raqqa preparedness plan and response efforts
On 6 November 2016, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) initiated Operation Wrath of Euphrates and advanced towards Ar-Raqqa city.
The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria is appealing to all parties to reach an agreement for immediate access to the besieged Four Towns of Al-Zabadani, Al-Fu’ah, Kafraya and Madaya. Sixty thousand innocent people are trapped there in a cycle of daily violence and deprivation, where malnutrition and lack of proper medical care prevail. The last humanitarian convoy provided by the UN and partners reached them on 28 November 2016.
The Syria Humanitarian Atlas is a useful tool for humanitarian organizations working on the Syria Crisis to facilitate the planning and implementation of activities on the ground. The atlas provides maps at the community level, as well as city maps which include neighborhood boundaries and key landmarks. A standard unique code (Pcode) is assigned to each city or village or neighborhood; essential for data sharing across organizations and sectors. The search capacity by locality is particularly helpful.
The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria condemns the heinous attack on a Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) distribution center in the Hamadaniyah neighborhood of Aleppo city yesterday which resulted in the death of two SARC workers and injury of four SARC volunteers, two of whom remain in critical condition. In addition, two women who had come to the center to receive humanitarian assistance were killed and many others were injured. This is the second attack on SARC this month following the 1 February attack on the building where the SARC branch in Idleb is based.
The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.
As of 31 January, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.5 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 93.5 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due the finalisation of five additional Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs). Seventeen HRPs have been published so far. Together the appeals are funded at $77.2 million, leaving a shortfall of $22.4 billion.