- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, Statement to the Security Council on Syria, New York, 27 Aug 2015
- UNICEF: Severe water shortages compound the misery of millions in war-torn Syria
- UNRWA: Yarmouk Situation Update 41, 24 Aug 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Strategic Response Plan: Syrian Arab Republic
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-2016: Regional Strategic Overview
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2015
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191
• Philippe Lazzarini assumes his duties as new Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator
• Lebanon pays tribute to its humanitarian heroes
• ERC makes first visit to Lebanon; calls for continued international support to maintain stability
• Refugees’ socio-economic situation records serious deterioration
• As of September, WFP will cap assistance at five members per household
• Contributions allow UNRWA to open 2015/16 school year; cash assistance still at risk
Humanitarian Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.04 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 908.8 million, followed by Yemen, Palestine and Iraq. In total, the appeals and HRPs are 32.1% funded.
The Syria Response Plan (SRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 7.42 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.5 billion (33.7%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.92 billion (66.3%).
Fighting continues to intensify across Syria, further increasing internal displacement and humanitarian needs. As of 31 July, almost 1.2 million people have been internally displaced this year alone, Many have been repeatedly displaced, while hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring countries, and beyond. Humanitarian access remains very limited to the estimated 422,000 people most in need who are living in besieged areas.
Kuwait City, 1 September 2015
As prepared for delivery
Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to this fifth meeting of the Syria Top Donors Group.
Violence and armed conflict remain key drivers of displacement in Iraq that has forced about 3.2 million people to leave their homes since January 2014.
Humanitarian access remains tenuous in hotspot areas in Anbar governorate.
Emergency response continues to people who have fled towards the Bzeibiz bridge and Ameriyat al Falluja area in Anbar who reside in camps and informal settlements.
About 80,000 people in Haditha need food, safe water and health services.
8.6 m people in need
Since the conflict began, over a quarter of a million people have been killed in Syria and more than a million people injured. Some 7.6 million people have been displaced inside the country. Over one million people have had to leave their homes this year alone.
Over four million people have fled across borders in a desperate search for survival and a future, placing host countries and communities under pressure which is now stretched to breaking point. We may all be living on borrowed time.
The humanitarian situation remains fragile, in particular in Anbar governorate, where weeks of airstrikes and ground fighting continue to jeopardise the safety and security of civilians.
Access routes for people and basic commodities for the civilian population remain limited.
Sufficient and safe drinking water remains a challenge amidst high temperatures; safe water is trucked on a daily basis to 24,000 displaced people in Anbar governorate.
Cluster Response Overview
IDP numbers continue to rise while camps have reached absorption capacity
The CCCM Cluster coordinates humanitarian response to the needs of IDPs in IDP sites, tracks displacement trends and shares analysis with other clusters. To that end, the CCCM Cluster updates the number of camps and settlements, and the number of IDPs living in the reachable IDP camps and settlements on a monthly basis. Moreover, the CCCM cluster conducts monthly multi-sectoral gap analysis for the services provided in the camps.
Khartoum, 19 August 2015. On this day 12 years ago, 19 August 2003, the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killed 22 humanitarian workers. To mark this tragedy, the UN General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside to reflect upon those people around the world – humanitarians – who risk their lives daily to help other people in need with life-saving aid and assistance. It also provides an opportunity for us all to reaffirm our commitment to alleviate human suffering.
OCHA, under the leadership of the respective Humanitarian Coordinators, manages four Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) for the Syria crisis from Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. The CBPFs in the region have been designed to support and align a comprehensive response to the Syria crisis by expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increasing humanitarian access, and strengthening partnerships with local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*
US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.
The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.