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Syria Crisis Common Context Analysis

A product of the Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning (CALL) Initiative, this paper aims to save evaluation teams time and research, and avoid unnecessary duplication.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 3 (12-18 July 2014)

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Highlights

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Lebanon + 1 other
Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 3 | 1 June - 15 July 2014 [EN/AR]

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Highlights

• Lebanon continues to be affected by the worsening humanitarian situation inside Syria • ERF approves projects worth US$4.5 million to address the humanitarian impact of water scarcity • Protection concerns with PRS continuing to face restrictions, as GoL announces new restrictions on Syrians • Vulnerability assessment of host communities begins

In this issue

Syrian needs and the impact on Lebanon increase P.1 People in Need P.2 Humanitarian Access P.5 Funding P.6 Samah’s Story P.6

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Humanitarian Bulletin Syria Issue 48 | 22 May – 18 June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• Poor water, sanitation and hygiene systems, compounded by lack of safe water supply and reduced health response capacity, cause high risk of outbreak of water- and food- borne diseases during the summer.

• Threeoutofeveryfour Syrians live in poverty, while more than half of the population is extremely poor.

• Implementationofnew logistics procedures from the Government of Syria has constrained delivery of the humanitarian response during May and June.

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Joint statement on Security Council Resolution 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria [EN/AR]

NEW YORK/ROME, 16 July, 2014. We welcome Security Council Resolution 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria, which should enable us to reach up to 2.9 million more people with vital aid. This resolution represents a breakthrough in our efforts to get aid to Syrians in need.

As part of our ongoing response to the Syria crisis, we and other heads of agencies and partner NGOs are working on how best to implement the resolution, as a matter of urgency.

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UN welcomes Security Council resolution on humanitarian access

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has welcomed a new Security Council resolution that could increase access to civilians in hard-to-reach areas by authorizing the delivery of assistance across borders and conflict lines.

“This is a breakthrough,” Ms. Amos said. “The Security Council has given the UN and partners permission to use four border crossings – two from Turkey, one from Jordan and one from Iraq.

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Syria: Emergency Response Fund (as of 3 July 2014) [EN/AR]

The Syria Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.

Since its inception in March 2012, the ERF has received $81.2 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $63.1million for 186 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. The total ERF balance is $18.1 million. 13 Projects amounting to $6.9 million are currently under review. If approved, the ERF balance will stand at $11.2 million.

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Syrian Arab Republic: Health Assistance (1 Jan 2014 - 30 Apr 2014)

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (30 June 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.216 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 593 million, followed by Afghanistan with US$ 241 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 30.6% funded with a 69.4% shortfall.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.5 billion. The total amount received is US$ 1.9 billion (30%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.6 billion (70%).

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 1 (as of 4 July 2014)

Highlights:

• Humanitarian conditions inside Iraq continue to deteriorate, with displacement remaining highly fluid and wide-spread, challenging efforts to identify, register and assist people.

• At least 1200 locations throughout Iraq are now hosting people displaced since January 2014

• In areas under opposition influence and control, reports of food, water, health and electricity shortages are increasing

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Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 30 June 2014) [EN/AR]

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos to the Security Council on Syria - New York, 26 June 2014 [EN/AR]

In a statement to the Security Council on Syria, Valerie Amos said that humanitarian partners were still unable to provide regular and sustained assistance to 4.7 million people in hard-to-reach areas.

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World + 17 others
United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund 2013 Annual Report

In 2013, CERF enabled the UN and NGOs to respond to crises in 45 countries, including high-level emergencies in the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Syria.

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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos Remarks to the Press in Geneva, 16 June 2014

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We are now halfway through the year and I wanted to update you on some of the humanitarian concerns and challenges we are facing as we seek to respond to the needs of millions of people around the world.

There is no let-up in the number of humanitarian crises that need our attention, or indeed in their severity. Most recently, of course, we have Iraq and the large numbers of displaced people in the last few days and the situation in Ukraine is also worsening.

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Syria: Emergency Response Fund (as of 9 June 2014) [EN/AR]

The Syria Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.

Since its inception in March 2012, the ERF has received $81.3 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $58.7 million for 175 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. The total ERF balance is $22.6 million. 18 Projects amounting to $8.6 million are currently under review. If approved, the ERF balance will stand at $13.9 million.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 2 | 16 April - 31 May 2014

Lebanon hosts more than one million Syrian refugees and over 53,000 Palestine refugees from Syria. Such number of refugees puts pressure on public services, natural resources and host communities.

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