- UNICEF Syria Crisis Situation Report March 2017 - Humanitarian Results
- Syrian Arab Republic: Jib Al-Shaair/Ar-Raqqa Flash Update No. 1 (25 April 2017)
- UNHCR Flash update on recent events - 20 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)
As delivered live from Geneva
The needs of persons with disabilities outstrip rehabilitation services and mental healthcare.
Brussels Conference pledges US $6 billion for Syria response in 2017; US $3.7 billion for 2018.
UN Humanitarian Envoy visits the Bekaa and calls for urgent international support.
NGO brings hope to at-risk youth in Wadi Khaled.
Displacement from west Mosul continues to surge, reaching 382,000 displaced as of 25 April.
Over half of destroyed or heavily damaged sites in Mosul are residential.
Mandatory return orders halted in Anbar.
Military operations to retake western Anbar from ISIL could displace up to 60,000 people.
Over half of IHPF partners are now national NGOs
People fleeing Mosul hostilities exceed 500,000
As of 23 April, SDF-advances in northern Ar-Raqqa had displaced an estimated 39,000 people to Jib Al-Shaair makeshift camp in Ar-Raqqa governorate.
Although the IDPs have since been relocated to a better equipped camp south of Ein Issa, as many as 21,000 new IDPs are expected to arrive to Jib Al-Shaair in the coming days.
The UN has dispatched readyto-eat food rations, shelter items and non-food items, and hygiene kits to Jin Al-Shaair, and continues to monitor the situation on the ground.
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.
Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching 564,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 14 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, 57 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 1,170.4 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.
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.
In late March 2017, parties to the Four Towns Agreement reached an agreement whereby, amongst other provisions, evacuations from the “Four Towns” (Madaya, Az-Zabadani, Foah and Kafraya) were to be carried out. Evacuations were also envisaged from Yarmouk camp in Damascus City.
On 15 April, the evacuation to Idleb City started for an estimated 2,350 people from Madaya town, and the evacuation to Aleppo City started for 5,000 people from Foah and Kafraya towns.
Over 50,000 people displaced in Ar-Raqqa Governorate since November 2016, of which 20,000 in the month of March only.
Concerns over security and the integrity of the Tabqa Dam.
Civilian infrastructure severely affected by fighting, however rehabilitated bridges in Menbij enable civilians to cross Euphrates River.
Last remaining road out of Ar-Raqqa City to Deir-ez-Zor blocked since 6 March.
I am horrified by reports that scores of people including civilians have been killed by an explosion near their convoy during an evacuation from the besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya.
My deepest sympathies go out to the families of those killed and those injured.
The perpetrators of such a monstrous and cowardly attack displayed a shameless disregard for human life. International humanitarian law is very clear: warring parties must protect civilians and distinguish between military and civilian targets.
Hostilities in the northern countryside of Hama increased significantly after a large-scale offensive was launched by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) on 21 March
The fighting resulted in the displacement of over 50,000 individuals within Hama governorate, and to nearby governorates, including 12,505 individuals who fled to Idleb Governorate