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30 Aug 2016 description

Since the beginning of this year, the Syria Humanitarian Fund has funded 28 projects. With more than half of the projects granted to national and international NGOs, 70% of these projects have been providing services in hard-to-reach and besieged areas. In Homs Governorate, six projects in the field of health, food, shelter and NFIs are being implemented by national NGOs.

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25 Aug 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully 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 76 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 Aug 2016 description

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  • Since 18 August, military tensions in Al-Hasakeh city resulted in the displacement of some 5,250 families to locations north of Al-Hasakeh city.

  • In addition, some 8,000 families are understood to have displaced from Al-Hasakeh city towards the suburban neighborhoods of Sofia, Dolab Alawis, and Msherfa towns, and to nearby villages.

  • The UN and its humanitarian partners are providing humanitarian assistance to the IDPs, albeit, due to scale and pace of displacement, not all needs could be met yet.

21 Aug 2016 description
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(Gaziantep, 19 August 2016): Today the United Nations in Gaziantep, Turkey, commemorates World Humanitarian Day (WHD) on this the 13th anniversary of the 2003 UN headquarters bombing in Baghdad when more than 100 people were injured and 22 people lost their lives, including the UN Special Representative for Iraq Sérgio Vieira de Mello.

The global WHD, led by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), seeks to rally people from around the world for greater global commitment and support for humanitarian action.

19 Aug 2016 description
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  • Up to 2 million residents in Aleppo City without electricity or access to public water

  • 250,000 to 275,000 civilians remain trapped in eastern Aleppo

  • Humanitarian access urgently needed to deliver food and medical supplies and to repair electricity and water networks

  • The UN continues to call for a fullyfledged ceasefire or, at a minimum, a weekly 48-hour humanitarian pauses to reach those in need

  • Civilians return to Menbij following town’s take over by SDF

11 Aug 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully 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 75 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.

09 Aug 2016 description

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Ladies and gentlemen,

I have just briefed the Security Council on the horrific humanitarian situation in Aleppo, Syria’s second city, where fighting rages and two million people are living in fear of besiegement.

I told the Council that we must all be gravely concerned for the safety, health and protection of those terrified civilians. They are counting on us to deliver assistance and end their suffering.

08 Aug 2016 description

This statement is attributable to Yacoub El Hillo, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, and Kevin Kennedy, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis