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27 Aug 2015 description

As Delivered

Madam President,

Since the conflict began, over a quarter of a million people have been killed in Syria and more than a million people injured. Some 7.6 million people have been displaced inside the country. Over one million people have had to leave their homes this year alone.

Over four million people have fled across borders in a desperate search for survival and a future, placing host countries and communities under pressure which is now stretched to breaking point. We may all be living on borrowed time.

23 Aug 2015 description
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  • The humanitarian situation remains fragile, in particular in Anbar governorate, where weeks of airstrikes and ground fighting continue to jeopardise the safety and security of civilians.

  • Access routes for people and basic commodities for the civilian population remain limited.

  • Sufficient and safe drinking water remains a challenge amidst high temperatures; safe water is trucked on a daily basis to 24,000 displaced people in Anbar governorate.

20 Aug 2015 description

Cluster Response Overview

IDP numbers continue to rise while camps have reached absorption capacity

The CCCM Cluster coordinates humanitarian response to the needs of IDPs in IDP sites, tracks displacement trends and shares analysis with other clusters. To that end, the CCCM Cluster updates the number of camps and settlements, and the number of IDPs living in the reachable IDP camps and settlements on a monthly basis. Moreover, the CCCM cluster conducts monthly multi-sectoral gap analysis for the services provided in the camps.

19 Aug 2015 description
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Khartoum, 19 August 2015. On this day 12 years ago, 19 August 2003, the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq killed 22 humanitarian workers. To mark this tragedy, the UN General Assembly designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day, a day set aside to reflect upon those people around the world – humanitarians – who risk their lives daily to help other people in need with life-saving aid and assistance. It also provides an opportunity for us all to reaffirm our commitment to alleviate human suffering.

19 Aug 2015 description

OCHA, under the leadership of the respective Humanitarian Coordinators, manages four Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) for the Syria crisis from Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. The CBPFs in the region have been designed to support and align a comprehensive response to the Syria crisis by expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increasing humanitarian access, and strengthening partnerships with local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

19 Aug 2015 description
  • The number of people targeted through coordinated humanitarian appeals rose from 76 million in 31 countries in December 2014 to 78.9 million people in 37 countries in June 2015. This figure now stands at over 82 million.*

  • US$6.6 billion have been received within the coordinated appeal framework.

  • The total humanitarian funding received inside and outside coordinated appeals stands at $11.5 billion. It is worth noting that $23.2 billion is the total amount received inside and outside the appeals last year in 2014.

19 Aug 2015 description

As the relentless and brutal conflict in Syria continues, civilians consistently bear the brunt of the violence, with bombs daily targeting families in their homes, in markets, schools and kindergartens, hospitals and places of worship.

Read more on the OCHA website.