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22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In Syria, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to several locations continued to be hampered due to ongoing or renewed hostilities. During May 2017, only three interagency convoys to Duma, Wadi Barada and Jirud in Rural Damascus took place, with UNICEF delivering multi-sectoral assistance to 42,000 people in need.

22 Jun 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative


This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in May 2017, referring to the situation in April 2017.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Redhum, REACH Initiative

This area-based city profi le details the main results and fi ndings from an assessment conducted by IMPACT initiatives in Mafraq city between January and April 2017 which aimed at piloting an innovative methodology. Conducted at neighbourhood and city level, the pilot focused on:

1) Understanding areas, through delineating boundaries of community and service areas,

22 Jun 2017 description

By: Josie Le Blond and Gordon Welters in Berlin

Bookshelves laden with Arabic works are pushed aside, chairs and cushions rearranged and microphones tested. In a loft above the Berlin rooftops, Muhannad Qaiconie and team are preparing their unique library for a reading event.

22 Jun 2017 description
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During May an escalation of fighting in the North East and North West of Raqqa caused the displacement of thousands of people to a number of different camps and informal settlements. Large numbers of people were displaced from the north western side of Raqqa which resulted in thousands of IDPs arriving in to Ein Issa, Maskana and Aleppo. In response,
UNHCR scaled up its operations in the North of Syria as well as continuing its response to both refugees and IDPs in the Al Hol, Newroz, Mabrouka and Roj camps in the Hassakeh governorate.

22 Jun 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 690,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 23 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, including one to Khan Elshih in which UNRWA and UN agencies reached 5,000 Palestine Refugees and 1,000 Syrian Nationals respectively. In addition, during 2017, 96 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 1,977.6 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city.

22 Jun 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at the country’s border with Algeria since 17 April.

The remaining 28 refugees from an original group of 41, including women and children, were collected on 20 June by the Moroccan police from the border and transported by bus to Bouarfa, from where they were transferred to the capital Rabat. UNHCR is working with the authorities of Morocco and other countries to find a durable solution to the plight of these vulnerable refugees.

22 Jun 2017 description

DAMASCUS – A convoy of three trucks from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) using a newly opened land corridor has arrived in Qamishli in Syria’s northeastern Hasakeh governorate, carrying lifesaving food assistance for hungry families. This is the first time that WFP has been able to deliver food by land in two years since the area became inaccessible in December 2015. Since that time, WFP has had to operate costly airlifts to bring food to vulnerable families.

22 Jun 2017 description


  • 298 Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated in 2017

  • 5,971 New arrivals from Mali since September 2016

  • 5,588 Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 June 2017)

  • 13,976 Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1June2017)

  • 30L of potable water available per person per day


  • USD 19.4 M Requested for the operation

  • 3.4M Funded


22 Jun 2017 description

22 juin 2017 | English Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, se félicite de la décision du Maroc pour l’admission, sur son territoire, d’un groupe de Syriens qui étaient bloqués dans des conditions précaires à la frontière du pays avec l’Algérie, depuis le 17 avril.

21 Jun 2017 description

The increasing use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in a growing number of contexts has led to the issue featuring more and more prominently on disarmament and security policy agendas. In particular, the scale and intensity of the regional conflict involving Da’esh in the Middle East has seen the use of improvised munitions on an unprecedented scale, further amplifying the priority attached to IEDs as a policy issue.

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The meeting addressed:

21 Jun 2017 description
report Fund for Peace



21 Jun 2017 description

Important lessons on stopping the poliovirus in the most challenging locations are moving the polio eradication programme closer to the finishing line.

In recent years, the global drive to eradicate polio has seen the virus cornered in fewer places than ever before. Yet polio’s final strongholds are some of the most complicated places in the world to deliver vaccination campaigns. Insecurity and conflict are some of the challenges to delivering vaccines, as well as populations on the move, testing terrain and weather, and weak health systems.

21 Jun 2017 description


Populations continue to face the threat of mass atrocity crimes committed by government forces and their allies in Syria's ongoing civil war. Various armed opposition groups and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are also committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.


21 Jun 2017 description


Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ statement regarding the situation in Syria:

I remain deeply alarmed at the depths of human suffering being endured across Syria. Daily life is dangerous and desperate for millions of people. Civilians continue to be killed, injured and displaced at a terrifying rate. I am also alarmed that places of refuge, such as hospitals and schools, continue to be targeted.