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31 May 2016 description

The United Nations is deeply concerned over the fate of an estimated 8,000 Syrians trapped by fighting around the towns of Mare’a and Sheikh Issa in northern Aleppo Governorate following advances in the last three days by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) into areas controlled by non-state armed groups.

31 May 2016 description

Summary

  • An estimated 5,000 individuals in total have been displaced by fighting since 27 May in the northern Aleppo countryside, with most settling in settlements adjacent to the Bab Al Salam border crossing point, Azaz town, Afrin and Yazibag.

  • Kurdish authorities in Afrin Canton have prevented civilians attempting to enter the area as of 29 May in response to the ongoing shelling of Kurdish controlled Sheikh Maqsoud by NSAGs over the past 48 hours.

28 May 2016 description

Summary

  • An estimated 13,500 people have reportedly been encircled by fighting around Mare’a city following advancements made by ISIL into NSAG held territories in the early hours of the morning of 27 May.

26 May 2016 description

(Hatay, 26 May 2016): Stephen O’Brien, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), called for greater assistance for Syrians in need, inside the country and across the region, at the end of a visit to Hatay in southern Turkey.

24 May 2016 description
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WHO: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien

WHAT: Mission to Hatay, southern Turkey

WHEN: 25-26 May 2016

WHERE: Hatay and field visits

UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien will visit Hatay in southern Turkey from 25 to 26 May 2016.

21 May 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 791,000 civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority crossline locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 44 UN inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, reaching over 679,000 people. UNRWA has also delivered 25 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 people in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.

18 May 2016 description

Ten years ago, the UN General Assembly created the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), a breakthrough to provide fast and predictable funding for early action at times of global crisis. Over the past decade, the Fund has proven itself integral to the success of the UN’s humanitarian response.

12 May 2016 description
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Aid convoy turns back after being refused entry to besieged Daraya

Damascus, 12 May 2016: A joint aid convoy of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the United Nations (UN) was refused entry to Daraya today, at the last government checkpoint despite having obtained prior clearance by all parties that it could proceed.

12 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Deteriorating protection situation for civilians across Syria

  • Several indiscriminate attacks on medical facilities, schools and critical infrastructure in Aleppo city

  • Provisional cessation of hostilities agreement extended to cover Aleppo

  • IDP settlements in Idleb governorate hit by strikes

  • Continued delivery of cross-line assistance despite pending or conditional approval from GoS for humanitarian access to some besieged and hard-to-reach areas

12 May 2016 description
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Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 781,000 civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority crossline locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 43 UN inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, reaching over 669,000 people.

11 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Close to 80,000 people have been newly displaced since early March in the Anbar and Mosul corridors and in Salah al-Din Governorate.

  • Fallujah is effectively under siege, with residents reportedly in dire need of food, medicine, and clean water.

  • The 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan is less than 25 per cent funded. US$300 million is needed by the end of June to maintain ongoing first-line emergency interventions.

Humanitarian conditions are deteriorating

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UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191/2258

Through the unanimous adoption of resolutions 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014) and 2258 (2015) until 10 January 2017, the UN Security Council has authorized UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha to deliver humanitarian assistance, including medical and surgical supplies, to people in need in Syria.