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16 Jun 2017 description

The peacebuilding, development, and human rights fields have engineered powerful, effective tools to reduce violence, spanning the full conflict spectrum from prevention through reconstruction.

16 Jun 2017 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan and highlights trends aecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability.

16 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 June 2017 – The United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Izumi Nakamitsu, reported to the Security Council that "some progress" has been made over the past month in the implementation of its 2013 resolution on the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria.

16 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Highlights of the month:

  • Three new women's and girls' safe spaces opened in Egypt.

  • A client survey in Jordan produced positive results.

Syrian Arab Republic (from all channels):

  • 359,433 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians

  • 9,218 deliveries supported, including 3,504 C-section deliveries

  • 66,307 family planning services

  • 19,307 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians

16 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

by Lisa Schlein

GENEVA — A Senior United Nations official says intense fighting in Syria and bureaucratic red tape are impeding the delivery of desperately needed humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of people trapped in besieged areas.

U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Jan Egeland says the United Nations has been unable to deliver food, medicine and other essential items to some 600,000 people in 12 besieged areas for the past 40 days. He says it also is extremely difficult to reach millions of others in so-called hard-to-reach areas.

15 Jun 2017 description

European Refugee Crisis

The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. In Europe alone we are witnessing the largest refugee population since World War II.

Since 2015, ADRA has placed a priority on meeting the essential needs of refugee families and individuals in the European refugee crisis.

Why ADRA is Responding

15 Jun 2017 description

A Reuters witness said at least 3,000 people crossed on foot into Syria

  • Some 3000 seen passing through Cilvegozu border crossing

  • Right to return within a month

  • Turkish government has spent billions on housing refugees

By Umit Bektas

15 Jun 2017 description

Lebanon and Yarmouk students ninth-grade exam

For the fourth consecutive year, UNRWA supported the safe passage of 297 Palestine refugee students from Syria and Syrian students coming from Lebanon and Yarmouk to take the national ninth-grade exam, which started on 14 May. From 11 to 26 May, UNRWA accommodated 218 students at the Alliance School and provided them with food, medical consultations, cash assistance, study sessions, psychosocial support counselling, and recreational activities.

15 Jun 2017 description
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IRAQ

Gender-based violence, particularly sexual violence, is a widespread and alarming element of the crisis in Iraq.

A range of gender-based violence and other protection concerns for women and girls exist throughout the country. Priority GBV issues are: Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage, including Child Marriage, Sexual Violence, Harassment and Exploitation, ConflictRelated Sexual Violence.

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LIBYA

Operating in Libya remains hazardous and unpredictable due to multiple factors including presence of mines and explosive devices, threats of abductions and kidnapping of international personnel, proliferation of armed groups with no clear chain of command, and ongoing conflict and violence.
Following the Sirt military operation by government forces, ISIL lost control of large areas in Libya, yet it still maintains a few cells in different parts of the country, which poses serious threats to the international presence.

15 Jun 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Hadalat crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite on 03 June 2017, UNOSAT located 1,641 probable shelters. This is a 17.5% increase in shelters since the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 04 May 2017. Due to the small size and the irregularity of the shelters it is likely that some shelters may have been missed in this analysis, or some shelters were included erroneously.

15 Jun 2017 description
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Over 3.2 million refugees Turkey continues to host the world’s largest refugee population. Predominantly out of camp More than 90 per cent of refugees in Turkey live outside of camps in urban and peri-urban areas. Mostly children and women 70 per cent of refugees in Turkey are children and women.

Working with Partners

15 Jun 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 680,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 18 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, 91 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 1,877.6 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city.

15 Jun 2017 description

Summary

During May 2017, seven incidents of violence against health care were reported. Of these six were verifiied and one is in the process of verifiication. Of the verifiied attacks four incidents were on health care structures providing trauma treatment, while one attack was on health workers and medical point. Two incidents happened in rural Damascus and Dar’a, one each Homs, Hama. Collectively, the attacks resulted in the killing of at least four people, including one medical staff, and wounding at least 18 persons including three medical staff.

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • In May 2017, more than 600,000 vulnerable refugees received multi-purpose cash assistance through the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN). The project aims to reach more than 1,000,000 people in 2017.

  • By 26 May, more than 291,000 ESSN applications had been received, representing over 1.46 million people.
    The most-vulnerable refugees are being identified for support using demographics and vulnerability analysis.

15 Jun 2017 description

A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, there have been 72,377 new arrivals to Greece,
Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 31 May 2017.

Until 31 May 2017, there were estimated 60,228 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 47,851 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (26% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 95% lower number of arrivals by the end May 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (8,025 and 158,461 respectively).

15 Jun 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

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.