- UNHCR Syria In Focus - Issue 13 of 2015 [EN/AR]
- Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) (S/2015/698) [EN/AR]
- Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (A/HRC/30/48)
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Strategic Response Plan: Syrian Arab Republic
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-2016: Regional Strategic Overview
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2015
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
Humanitarian conditions in Iraq are worsening with ongoing insecurity, new displacement and a cholera outbreak affecting several governorates. Nearly 3.2 million people have fled their homes and spread to over 3,000 different locations since January 2014. Close to 400,000 people have returned to newly accessible areas, but have found widespread destruction and continue to require humanitarian support. Over 8.6 million people in Iraq are now in need of humanitarian assistance.
Emergency response is ongoing to curb the cholera outbreak affecting several governorates in southern and central Iraq.
Two new camps for internally displaced people have opened in Baghdad providing shelter to nearly 3,500 Iraqis who have fled Anbar in recent months.
About 375,000 people have returned to home areas that are largely destroyed by armed conflict. About 20,000 people returned to Salah al - Din between 22 and 29 September .
As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.
We’re here today to talk about a system which is not broken – but it is broke.
Humanitarian appeals have grown by more than 600 per cent in the past decade. The global humanitarian appeal now stands at nearly $20 billion. Humanitarian aid was originally supposed to be a temporary measure – a first aid box. But today, we find we are giving first aid for years, while the underlying causes of the crisis go untreated.
Amman, 20 September 2015
This has been my first official visit to Jordan as the Emergency Relief Coordinator. I want to thank the Government of Jordan and the people of Jordan, and the Syrian refugee families I’ve visited, for the warm welcome I’ve received everywhere in the past couple of days.
Yesterday I met with His Excellency Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and expressed my profound appreciation of the Government and the Jordanian people’s generosity over the past four years hosting Syrians seeking protection and assistance.
WHO: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
WHEN: 19-21 September 2015
WHERE: Amman, Al-Zaatari refugee camp
Rome/Holy See, 17 September 2015
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is a privilege to be here to talk to you about the humanitarian situation in Syria and Iraq. Thank you for this opportunity, and for all your work to support people who are living through these brutal conflicts.