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23 Sep 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfuly delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operat i ons, reaching over 1.2 million civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 82 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken.

UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.

23 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Inter-agency cross-line humanitarian convoy to Big Orem attacked

  • Government declares end to week-long Cessation of Hostilities (CoH)

  • Improved humanitarian access into western Aleppo City

  • Two cross-border convoys reach 162,000 civilians in need

  • Evacuations from Al Wa’er postponed

  • Older Syrians three times more likely to display psychological stress

Situation Overview

22 Sep 2016 description

ERC O'Brien's Opening Remarks at London Conference Follow-up Session

Excellencies, Ministers, distinguished guests,

I would like to thank the Governments of the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Germany and Norway for co-hosting this important event together with the United Nations.

20 Sep 2016 description
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The United Nations in Syria expresses its deep sorrow and mourning for the loss of life of humanitarian colleagues, struck by attacks last night while delivering life-saving assistance to civilians in need in Big Orem in rural Aleppo. UN humanitarian agencies share outrage at this attack on humanitarian workers, which also destroyed food, nutrition, health and other supplies urgently needed by thousands of civilians, as well as a Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) warehouse and health clinic. The impact on a population in need now deprived of assistance cannot be overstated.

20 Sep 2016 description
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I am disgusted and horrified by the news that a United Nations/Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy was hit this evening in Urum al-Kubra (Big Orem), northwest of Aleppo city. Initial reports indicate that many people have been killed or seriously injured, including SARC volunteers, as a result of these sickening attacks. A SARC warehouse was also hit and a SARC health clinic was also reportedly severely damaged.

19 Sep 2016 description
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I am pained and disappointed that a United Nations convoy has yet to cross into Syria from Turkey, and safely reach eastern Aleppo, where up to 275,000 people remain trapped without food, water, proper shelter or medical care.

Today’s 20-truck convoy would have been the first of two that would have carried flour and other food supplies, enough to feed some 185,000 people for one month. As you are well aware, humanitarians have not been able to reach eastern Aleppo since clashes started on 7 July between the Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups.

16 Sep 2016 description

Abu Yousef, a father of six living in Jordan after fleeing across the border from Syria, recalls how a Child Cash Grant provided by UNICEF with the help of CERF, has changed his life and that of his children.

While the Jordanian government provided health care services and education to Abu and his family, his refugee status did not allow him to obtain a work permit. Like many others, he struggled to get by and meet even the basic needs of his family.

12 Sep 2016 description

I. Rationale

This allocation paper is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), in consultation with the Advisory Board of the Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF), to set the funding priorities for this call.

This allocation paper also provides strategic direction and guidance for the allocation process for this call.

II. Donor Contributions

Based on donors’ commitments, a total figure of US $6 million will be allocated to this call. Out of which 4 million will be allocated for Jordan and 2 million for Southern Syria.