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21 May 2015 description

Interview with Yacoub El Hillo, Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative for UNDP for the Syrian Arab Republic.*

14 May 2015 description

Madam President,

Since my last briefing to the Security Council in November 2014, the number of Iraqis requiring humanitarian assistance has grown to over 8.2 million people, an increase of 3 million in five months. This includes some 2.8 million people that have been internally displaced since the conflict began in Anbar Governorate in January 2014. Half of the displaced are children. All 18 governorates in Iraq have been affected. Iraq also continues to host some 250,000 refugees from Syria.

14 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • The town of Jisr-Ash-Shugur was taken over by NSAGs on April 25, displacing over 40,000 people to surrounding areas. Continued fighting in the area continues to increase humanitarian needs.

  • Aerial bombardment of the central market place in Darkosh town on April 26 reportedly killed 40-50 people, including an NGO staff member, and wounded 100.

07 May 2015 description
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SITUATION OVERVIEW

1 Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.03 billion. The largest recipient wasSyria, with US$ 465 million, followed by Iraq with US$ 88.6 million. Yemen recently launched a Flash Appeal requesting $273.7 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 17.4% funded with a 82.6% shortfall.

07 May 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • This is the first issue of a monthly Humanitarian Bulletin, bringing together input from the OCHA offices in Syria, Turkey, Jordan, and the Regional Office for the Syria Crisis located in Amman.

  • This first joint Bulletin focuses on access and displacement trends.

04 May 2015 description
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The Syria Emergency Response Fund for Jordan (ERF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation of the Syrian refugees in Jordan and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities.

In the last week of April 2015, the Dutch government has thankfully granted the Jordan ERF a total amount of Euro 1.5 million for 2015, and a similar amount for 2016. With US$ 1 million being allocated to 4 projects at the beginning of the year, the Jordan ERF balance for this year stands now at US $4.7 million.