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20 Jan 2017 description

In Khan Eshieh camp in Rif Damascus, a truce was signed between the Government of Syria and the Armed Opposition Groups at the end of November 2016. Subsequently, an inter-agency convoy was authorized to access civilians trapped in the besieged area. On 16 December, UNRWA participated in the convoy and successfully delivered food, non-food items (NFIs) and medical items to Palestine refugees trapped in the area. This is the first time since 2013 that UNRWA has had access to Khan Eshieh camp. UNRWA will continue its efforts to regain access to Khan Eshieh and other camps, including Sbeineh.

20 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Around 7,300 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking were counted in Serbia. With new spaces in Obrenovac (see below), the number of sheltered refugees and migrants in now 17 government facilities has increased to 6,200 or 85 % of the total, while the rest mainly stayed rough in Belgrade city centre.

20 Jan 2017 description
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What: Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region

When: A joint press conference will be held on 24 January, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm, bringing together HE Mykkänen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, and three Principles of UN agencies: Stephen O’Brien, OCHA; Filippo Grande, UNHCR; and Helen Clark, UNDP.

Where: The venue for the Plenary Session, High Level Panels and press conference is Säätytalo (House of the Estates), Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, Finland.

20 Jan 2017 description

3,156 arrivals by sea in 2017
234 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 January
387,487 arrivals in 2016

20 Jan 2017 description

Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries

Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.

20 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ANKARA, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- Some 18 trucks laden with humanitarian aid crossed into Syria from the southern Turkish province of Hatay, the Kuwaiti Society for Relief announced on Thursday. Director General of Kuwaiti Society for Relief Abdulaziz Al-Obaid told KUNA that the trucks carried basic necessities including food baskets, heaters and mattresses for needy Syrian families.

Moreover, he said that the aid is part of Kuwait's efforts to mitigate the misery the Syrian people are mired in, as he thanked all those involved in such benevolent deeds.

19 Jan 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

As the Syrian conflict enters its sixth year, civilian populations inside Syria face continued violence, food insecurity and limited access to basic services. Restrictions on access and move ment make besieged and hard to reach communities particularly vulnerable as populations face additional every-day challenges. Understanding the impact of access restrictions on the humanitarian situation is a critical component of a unified and coordinated response amongst humanitarian actors, aiming to support most vulnerable communities.

19 Jan 2017 description

JE: Thank you very much. This fifth cruel war winter is the worst so far for the civilian population of Syria. An exhausted civilian population is still trapped, with no escape, we are still unable to reach hundreds and hundreds of thousands. It is positive that this current cessation of hostilities is saving lives in many areas, however, fighting has been tremendous in other areas and thousands of new families have been displaced, including in the Wadi Barada valley, close to Damascus.

19 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES
3,815
Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
1,673
Registered females.
1,376
Registered children and adolescents.

HIGHLIGHTS

19 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES
3,875
Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
1,700
Registered females.
1,404
Registered children and adolescents.

HIGHLIGHTS

19 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES
3,914
Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
1,716
Registered females.
1,417
Registered children and adolescents.

HIGHLIGHTS

19 Jan 2017 description
report Harikar

INTRODUCTION

Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP reached 1.5 million people in all 18 governorates of Iraq through Cash Based Transfers (CBTs) and Family Food Rations (FFRs) in December 2016. In addition, 150,000 displaced people received ready-toeat Immediate Response Rations (IRRs).

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Egypt actively participated in the 16 Days of Activism to end gender based violence through briefs, talks and presentations by keynote speakers in addition to social media campaigns.

  • WFP started the establishment of solar power driven water pumps in five governorates in Upper Egypt.
    These environment-friendly pump stations allow for more sustainability in managing water resources in the context of climate change induced food insecurity.