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10 Dec 2016 description
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  • At present, at least 35,000 individuals remain displaced from east Aleppo to several areas in Aleppo. An estimated half of them reside in collective shelters.

  • All 8,500 IDPs that temporarily displaced to Sheikh Maqsoud returned to their houses in their original neighborhoods east of Sheikh Maqsoud, now under Kurdish control.

  • There are protection concerns that require verification for the remaining IDPs in Aleppo amidst verbal reports of arrest and confiscation of personal documentation.

09 Dec 2016 description

I remain extremely alarmed at the severe human tragedy unfolding before our eyes in Aleppo.

In the past 72 hours, air strikes, shelling and street-to-street combat, particularly in the city’s eastern neighbourhoods, have killed or injured scores of civilians. Since yesterday, thousands more fled the fighting in besieged eastern Aleppo with nothing more than the clothes on their back and their children in their arms.

09 Dec 2016 description

Over the past 48 hours, armed clashes continued throughout east Aleppo, particularly in Karm Al-Miyasar, Karm Al-Qatrjy and Karm Al-Tahan. The intensity of clashes, coupled with continuous indiscriminate shelling, severely affects the movement of civilians in the city. Most streets in non-state armed groups (NSAG)-held neighbourhoods and some in west Aleppo are now dangerous for civilians.

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08 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Following further military advances, GoS forces now also control Al-Sha’ar, Karm Qatrjy, Karm Miyasar, Qady Askar neighbourhoods, as well as parts of the old city of Aleppo.

  • The population of Aleppo are bracing themselves for an intensification of hostilities and further displacement. The UN and humanitarian partners are also preparing for this scenario.

07 Dec 2016 description
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Activities

Beneficiaries numbers reported are for October 2016 only.

CCCM cluster has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 331,329 IDPs living in 310 informal settlements.

07 Dec 2016 description

The Syria Humanitarian Fund (SHF) supports projects and activities identified under the 2016 Syria Humanitarian Response Plan while retaining the flexibility to allocate funds to respond to unforeseen events or special requirements. The SHF reinforces the leadership and coordination role of the Humanitarian Coordinator by allocating funding to priority needs through the humanitarian sectors. The SHF, which has a 60 million USD funding target in 2016, works with a variety of implementing partners in a complex operational environment.

07 Dec 2016 description
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  • Over US $1 billion has been allocated in support of the LCRP, almost 50% of the plan’s requirements.

  • RC/HC and UN representatives visit Aarsal, one of the most vulnerable and volatile areas in Lebanon.

  • MoSA organizes a high-level conference to discuss the impact of the Syria crisis in Lebanon.

  • The Gemmayzeh Theatre in Beirut hosts the first UN Film Festival in Lebanon and the region.

  • 16 Days of Activism campaign is launched to end gender-based violence against women and girls.

05 Dec 2016 description

Foreword

In 2016, the number of forcibly displaced people reached a historic level. More than 65 million people are internally displaced, refugees or asylum seekers and more people are displaced within countries and across borders every day due to conflict violence persecution and natural disasters. Nearly half of these people are children. More than half are internally displaced – an invisible majority.

05 Dec 2016 description
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  • Hostilities continued over the last 48 hours, however, no additional displacement was reported on 3 and 4 December. An estimated 31,500 people from east Aleppo remained displaced within the entire city of Aleppo throughout the last six days.

  • On 5 December, three NGOs in east Aleppo suspended all their health and nutrition activities. This decision follows the killing of one humanitarian staff and the attack on an NGO warehouse.

05 Dec 2016 description

As delivered

I am launching today, on behalf of the United Nations and hundreds of our humanitarian partners across the world, the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017.

This appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response plans covering 33 countries, is calling for US$22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested.

05 Dec 2016 description

As delivered

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

First of all, may I thank you for joining us today to launch the 2017 Global Humanitarian Overview.

We face a time of immense global suffering and fear. The scale of humanitarian deprivation today is greater than at any time since the United Nations was founded. Despite successes elsewhere, more and more people are trapped in a cycle of vulnerability and need.

05 Dec 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfuly delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, 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 98 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.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need

05 Dec 2016 description

Executive Summary

For 2017, humanitarian partners will require $22.2 billion to meet the needs of 92.8 million people in 33 countries. The initial appeal for 2016 stood at $20.1 billion to meet the needs of 87.6 million people in 37 countries. This is in stark contrast to the $2.7 billion called for in the first six inter-agency humanitarian appeals launched in 1992. The last quarter century has seen an overwhelming shift in frequency, scale and magnitude of humanitarian emergencies.

04 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Conflict has escalated significantly across Aleppo City, displacing and injuring scores of civilians

  • No functioning hospitals in eastern Aleppo and medical supplies depleted

  • Humanitarian and commercial food supplies exhausted in eastern Aleppo

  • Indiscriminate shelling continues in western Aleppo

  • Children in Idleb Governorate not sent to school, for fear of safety

  • Humanitarian operations resume at the JordanSyria border