- OCHA Syria Crisis: Menbij Situation Update No. 1 (as of 16 March 2017))
- WFP Syria Country Brief, February 2017
- Syrian Arab Republic: Aleppo Situation Report No. 16 (13 March 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)
Over the past two weeks, fighting around Menbij has displaced over 60,000 people in two major displacement waves.
From 27 - 28 February, fighting in the southwestern countryside of Menbij has displaced more than 35,000 people northwards, and again from 1 March onwards. An estimated 20,000 people were displaced from Maskana,
Dayr Hafir and Al Khafsa to villages in the southwestern countryside of Menbij and to Menbij city itself.
Les Fonds de Financement Communs Pays (CBPF) permettent aux organisations humanitaires d’apporter une assistance rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Ils permettent aux Gouvernements et aux donateurs privés de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour répondre à des crises spécifiques, qu’il s’agisse d’une catastrophe naturelle ou d’un conflit armé.
FONCTIONNEMENT DES CBPF
As the crisis enters its sixth year, 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and neighboring countries. 6.3 million people have been internally displaced by violence while 5 million people have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. Since 2011, CERF has allocated over $220 million for displaced people in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Most recently, CERF released $9.4 million through its Rapid Response window to provide urgent health care, protection, nutrition and water and sanitation services for refugees in Jordan.
The conflict in Syria has entered its seventh grim year. Since March 2011, its people have watched huge parts of their beloved country reduced to rubble.
The toll taken on civilians is inexcusable. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. Almost five million people – the majority of them women and children – have fled the grotesque violence and deprivation and are now living as refugees. Too many who set out on perilous journeys to escape the war perished on the way.
WHO: UN Assistant Secretary-General and Special Humanitarian Envoy Ahmed Al-Meraikhi
WHAT: Mission to Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon
WHEN: 16-22 March 2017
WHERE: Ankara, Gaziantep, Amman, Beirut, and field visits
UN Assistant Secretary-General and Special Humanitarian Envoy Ahmed Al-Meraikhi will visit Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon from 16 to 22 March 2017 to see first-hand the magnitude of the Syria Crisis ahead of the Brussels Conference on 5 April.
The United Nations is calling for greater assistance to meet the growing needs of millions of men, women and children inside Syria this year.
A total of 141,493 people have been registered in the newly accessible neighbourhoods of Aleppo city. Some 45,850 people remain displaced towards the western part of the city, and 5,275 people reside in the Jibreen collective shelter, some of them newly displaced from rural eastern Aleppo
Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 310,000 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, 34 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 696.4 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.
Up to 42,000 people have been displaced as a result of the three phases of the Euphrates Wrath Operation. Most displacements remain temporary to nearby communities with the intention to return once the security situation has improved. New displacement is expected as military operations continue.
Reports of Ar-Raqqa city being increasingly isolated, with the Raqqa– Deir-ez-Zor road cut as a result of SDF ground advances. US Led Coalition airstrikes further limit civilian movement.
HUMANITARIAN NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
Amman, 8 March 2017 UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis Kevin Kennedy is calling for greater efforts to address the needs of more than 7 million women and girls in Syria impacted by the conflict.
As of 28 February, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require $22.6 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to finalization of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting around $2.1 billion and together the appeals are funded at $1.6 billion, leaving a shortfall of $21.0 billion.
While fighting to take Al Bab city ended on 23 February with NSAGs associated with the Euphrates Shield taking over the city, hostilities to the east of Al-Bab city intensified on 25 February causing the displacement of more than 26,000 people.
A total of almost 66,000 people were displaced in recent fighting. This includes nearly 40,000 people from Al-Bab city and nearby Tadef town, as well as, 26,000 people from communities to the east of Al-Bab city.