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14 Apr 2015 description

UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191

Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2191 (2014), the UN Security Council decided that United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners could continue until 10 January 2016 with notification to the Syrian authorities, to use the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha in addition to those already in use as originally authorized by resolution 2165 (2014). It also renewed the mandate of the Monitoring Mechanism created by that resolution in order to ensure compliance.

13 Apr 2015 description
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  • Outbreak of conflict in the east of Ukraine leads to civilian deaths and displacements

  • Close to 15,000 Syrian Armenians have come to Armenia since the start of the war in Syria

  • UN concerned about the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and the rights of the displaced living in Azerbaijan.

  • INFORM - the first global, open-source tool for measuring the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters.

2014: a year of conflict

10 Apr 2015 description
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  • Opposition groups seize control of Idleb City from the Government of Syria on 28 March 2015.

  • Humanitarian partners review contingency stocks and respond to humanitarian needs of IDPs in Idleb.

  • Government of Syria forces manage to retake Handarat village from opposition forces causing fear about closure of access route from Bab alSalam to Aleppo City.

09 Apr 2015 description


  • The humanitarian community remains extremely concerned about the protection of civilians given reports of intense fighting, shelling and aerial bombardment of Idleb city and surrounding areas. Significant civilian casualties have been reported, including of civilians sheltering in schools.

02 Apr 2015 description


In January 2015 the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated US$30 million to the humanitarian response in Syria through its Under-Funded Window.

With these funds humanitarian actors working inside Syria aim to respond to the immediate lifesaving needs of an estimated 6.4 million people, prioritizing the most vulnerable, including displaced people, children, female-headed households, the elderly, people with disability and those with chronic diseases in key locations across the country.

01 Apr 2015 description

Humanitarian developments

As of 30 March, non-state armed groups (NSAGs) have gained full control of Idleb City, pushing government forces back along the highway to the town of Mastumeh. Simultaneously NSAGs have been pushing into areas west of the GOS supply route between Mastumeh and Ariha in an attempt to cut off the two cities from each other. During most of 30 March, there were reports of GoS forces carrying out increased aerial attacks on Idleb city, including reports of barrel bombs.