- OCHA Syria Crisis: Menbij Situation Update No. 1 (as of 16 March 2017))
- WFP Syria Country Brief, February 2017
- Syrian Arab Republic: Aleppo Situation Report No. 16 (13 March 2017)
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview Interactive HNO site
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
On the sixth anniversary of the start of protests against the Assad regime in Syria and to highlight German support to the tune of one million euros for the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Those Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in Syria, Foreign Minister Gabriel issued the following statement today (14 March) in Berlin:
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 7 MARCH 2017)
667,113 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster since 1 February 2016 from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:
This month marks a tragic milestone – 6 years since the conflict began in the Syrian Arab Republic. This ongoing crisis has led to 5 million refugees, more than 6 million internally displaced persons and 13.5 million people in need within the Syrian Arab Republic.
238,236 Iraqis currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016
30,890 core relief item (CRIs) kits distributed to families in camps, assisting some 182,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas
7,960 family plots currently occupied out of 12,497 family plots (for some 75,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from the Mosul corridor
European Commission - Press release
Strasbourg, 14 March 2017
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a Joint Communication proposing a forward- looking EU strategy for Syria.
As the crisis enters its sixth year, 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and neighboring countries. 6.3 million people have been internally displaced by violence while 5 million people have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. Since 2011, CERF has allocated over $220 million for displaced people in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Most recently, CERF released $9.4 million through its Rapid Response window to provide urgent health care, protection, nutrition and water and sanitation services for refugees in Jordan.
BY JYNNAH RADFORD AND PHILLIP CONNOR
Cáritas. 15 de marzo de 2017.- Hoy se cumple un triste aniversario, el de la guerra en Siria, que comenzó el 15 de marzo de 2011. Seis años más tarde, el país ha quedado devastado. “Hacemos un llamamiento a la paz. Necesitamos paz y reconciliación. ¡La paz es posible en Siria!”, afirma monseñor Antoine Audo, obispo de Alepo y presidente de Caritas Siria.
Acto de oración en Cáritas Española
BY PHILLIP CONNOR
Europe’s record for annual asylum applications was nearly broken last year, but the numbers trailed off considerably by the end of 2016 and fell short of the previous year’s peak surge in late summer and early fall.
A message from children affected by the six-year conflict
BIERUT/AMMAN, 15 March 2017 – UNICEF and Zade Dirani, Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, unveiled today “Heartbeat” a song for Syria that carries a message of hope from Syria’s children to the world. Children in the song, produced to mark the six-year-long war in Syria, send a simple request to the world to get their childhood back.
655,895 Registered refugees from Syria in Jordan (UNHCR)
531,946 Syrian refugees assisted with e-card and paper vouchers in January*
15,290 households assisted at the berm since November 2016
5,825 Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees assisted through food assistance-for-assets and food assistance-fortraining activities
*Assisted Syrians in host communities, camps and transit centres.
In February, there were more than 10 900 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU. This is less than a tenth of the figure from the same month of last year, although 46% higher than in January because of an increased activity in the Central Mediterranean.
Human Rights Council
14 March 2017
The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held an interactive dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.
The conflict in Syria has entered its seventh grim year. Since March 2011, its people have watched huge parts of their beloved country reduced to rubble.
The toll taken on civilians is inexcusable. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. Almost five million people – the majority of them women and children – have fled the grotesque violence and deprivation and are now living as refugees. Too many who set out on perilous journeys to escape the war perished on the way.
By UNICEF Syrian Arab Republic
For Syrian children living in areas under siege, going to school can put their lives at risk. A growing number of basement schools are now providing children with a safe space to learn.
March 15, 2017 marks six years of the Syrian conflict. Since the beginning of the violence, ACT members have been providing humanitarian relief to affected people and communities in Syria and in the surrounding countries. Please join us in praying for an end to this conflict, and for peace for all those affected, including this Syrian refugee woman who shared her story with ACT member DSPR Lebanon:
Baalbek, 15 March 2017 - It is a tragedy, which will forever remain etched in his memory. He narrates it as though it happened just yesterday. He recalls the exact date it took place in August 2013. Kassem was just about eight years old (today he is around twelve years old) - like any other child in Syria, enjoying the fun and games, quite oblivious of the conflict, which had enveloped the lives of his family and the neighbours around.
Today, March 15th 2017, marks the sixth year of the conflict in Syria.
This conflict has resulted in the largest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time. The numbers are massive: almost 50% of the entire Syrian population are uprooted from their homes; five million have fled the country since 2011 and over six million are displaced inside trying to find ways to adapt and survive as the war enters its seventh year.