- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and ERC, Mr. Stephen O'Brien: Statement to the Security Council on Syria, New York, 23 June 2016
- OCHA Syria Crisis Bi-Weekly Situation Report No.07 (as of 20 June 2016)
- Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria: “They came to destroy”: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis (Advance Version), released on 16 Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Overview: 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan & 2016-2017 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan [EN/AR]
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2016
Over 5.47 million people now living in hard-to-reach and besieged locations
Access to these areas remains key challenge for humanitarians
Six inter-agency convoys completed under the June interagency operation plan during the reporting period
Targeted attacks on hospitals undermine access to health
Food assistance reaches Daraya for the first time since November 2012
Food insecurity concerns in southern Syria
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 844,000 civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people we re reached more than once. A total of 57 UN inter-agency convoy have been undertaken, reaching over 725,000 people. UNRWA has also delivered 30 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.
The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) mobilizes and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to urgent needs for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as well as vulnerable Jordanians affected by the Syrian crisis. The fund operates within the frame of the Jordan Response Plan and the UNSC resolutions 2165, 2191 and 2258.
To date the Fund has allocated US $5.73 Million to a total of 16 projects in host communities and camps, of which five projects support the needs of vulnerable Syrians in Southern Syria.
The Syria Humanitarian Fund (SHF) supports projects and activities identified under the 2016 Syria Humanitarian Response Plan while retaining the flexibility to allocate funds to respond to unforeseen events or special requirements. The SHF reinforces the leadership and coordination role of the Humanitarian Coordinator by allocating funding to priority needs through the humanitarian sectors. The SHF, which has a 60 million USD funding target in 2016, works with a variety of implementing partners in a complex operational environment.
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I wish to thank the President of the General Assembly for calling this meeting and taking this comprehensive approach to a briefing from the political, human rights and humanitarian perspectives and providing the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs the opportunity to brief on the humanitarian situation in Syria. I thank Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura for his detailed briefing and ASG Ivan Simonovic for his coming briefing on the human rights aspects.
Emergency response to people displaced from Fallujah in Anbar and within Makhmur in Erbil is ongoing; shelter is insufficient in both locations, with the prepared camps overcrowded.
About 190,000 people have been newly displaced along the Anbar and Mosul corridors this year.
Humanitarian funding is running out and several programmes are at risk of closure.
Thousands of families have fled Fallujah
The Syrian Democratic Forces’ major offensive in northeastern Aleppo has entered its third week with more than 100 villages and towns already seized from ISIL.
Reports indicate that the Syrian Democratic Forces have encircled Menbij town and surrounding villages, potentially cutting off all flight routes for civilians living inside the town. Based on limited information, it is estimated up to 65,000 civilians may remain in Menbij town.
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 844,000 civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. A total of 53 UN inter-agency convoy have been undertaken, reaching over 725,000 people. UNRWA has also delivered 30 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.
Humanitarian assistance delivered to Darayya and Douma for the first time since 2012 and 2014 respectively.
Over 16,000 people displaced by fighting since 27 May in the northern Aleppo countryside
SDF offensive on ISIL-held areas of Menbij in eastern Aleppo countryside displaces more than 20,000 people and threatens to displace up to 216,000 people
Dozens killed and wounded in airstrikes on Idleb city, including damage to health facilities
A recent surge in aerial attacks, primarily on Idleb city, have prompted the displacement of more than 15,334 individuals. It appears that those who displaced are assessing the situation to decide on their future movements and that the displacement may be temporary if the situation settles.
Civilian life in Idleb city has been significantly impacted with markets, shops and schools being forced to close due to the worsening security situation.
US$7.7 billion Total 2016 HRP/3RP requirements
$3.18 billion (requirements): Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP 2016) $634 million funded 2016 $2.55 billion shortfall 2016
$4.55 billion (requirements): Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2016 $1.21 billion funded 2016 $3.34 billion shortfall 2016
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 821,000 civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority crossline locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people were reached more than once. Health assistance was also delivered to 19,000 people in hard-to-reach and besieged locations.