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23 Jan 2015 description

In January 2015, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$99.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief in 12 countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low. Some $77.5 million will go to six countries affected by the crisis in Syria. Another $14 million will support aid operations in three countries in the Great Lakes Region in Africa, where the long running conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to have disastrous effects.

23 Jan 2015 description

(New York, 23 January 2014) – The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated some US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in Syria and 11 other countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low.

22 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Al Nusra Front continues offensive on Nubul and Zahra and clashes with Islamic Front/FSA forces. Armed groups block each other’s access to resources across conflict lines in al-Hasakeh.
    ISIL made minor advances in Deir-ez-Zor city.

  • 49 trucks with UN humanitarian supplies crossed the Nusaybin/Qamishli to AlHasakeh Governorate under SCR 2139.

  • 291,206 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates were reached with UN assistance under SCR 2165/2191.

20 Jan 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• LCRP serves the needs of the most vulnerable

• Syria SRP seeks $2.9 billion to assist 12.2 million people

• Food assistance to refugees affected by funding gaps

• “Zina” snow storm hits Lebanon affecting access

• News procedures applied to Syrians entering Lebanon

• Visa delays affect humanitarian operations

• ERF announces first call for proposals in 2015

FIGURES (8 January 2015)

no. of refugees 1,148,844

no. of returnees 17,510

no. of PRS 44,283

19 Jan 2015 description

Introduction

The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) is a multi-donor fund managed by OCHA to expand and enable the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Syria. The fund was established in July 2014 following UN Security Resolutions 2139 and 2165. Its aims are to provide flexible and timely resources to partners thereby expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increasing humanitarian access, and strengthening partnerships with local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

19 Jan 2015 description

Established in July 2014 following UN Security Resolutions 2139 and 2165 in view of the magnitude and complexity of the Syria crisis, The HPF is a multi-donor country-based pooled fund whose objective is to expand and enable humanitarian assistance in Syria. It supports activities in line with the strategic and sector objectives of the Syria Response Plan.

16 Jan 2015 description
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DAMASCUS / Syria, 16 January 2015 – The winter storm that swept through the Middle East has had a significant humanitarian impact, particularly on internally displaced persons.

12 Jan 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.

07 Jan 2015 description

Donor contributions are monetary donations provided by Governments and the private sector. This mechanism gives them the opportunity to pool their unearmarked contributions to a specific country. With these pooled donations, CBPFs offer rapid and flexible financing instruments to scale up humanitarian operations, increase humanitarian access, and strengthen our partnerships with local and international NGOs and UN agencies. This complements the overall humanitarian response based on affected people's needs identified under country-specific strategic response plans.

07 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opposition forces reversed government forces gains in Mallah Farms and retook Handarat village in Aleppo.

  • Several large Islamic Front and FSA-affiliated factions inAleppo have merged into the ‘Levant Front’ (Jabhat al-Shamia).

  • Al-Nusra has made some efforts to consolidate its influence in rural Idleb, setting up checkpoints on key access routes.

  • Al-Nusra has made some efforts to consolidate its influence in rural Idleb, setting up checkpoints on key access routes.

06 Jan 2015 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos
WHAT: Mission to Lebanon
WHEN: 7-9 January 2015
WHERE: Beirut, Lebanon

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will visit Lebanon from 7-9 January 2015.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is expected to meet with senior Lebanese officials, local authorities, humanitarian partners and people affected by the Syria crisis.

31 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

· Humanitarian needs in Syria have increased twelve-fold

· Despite winterization response by humanitarian actors, US$70 million is still needed.

· Millions of people at risk due to targeting of critical basic services and infrastructure by parties to the conflict.

· Restrictive border policies leave Syrians with limited asylum options.

24 Dec 2014 description

Résumé analytique

L’écart entre les besoins humanitaires et les ressources disponibles pour y répondre continue de croître. Ce document énonce les appels inter-agences qui demandent 16,4 milliards de dollars en 2015 pour aider 57,5 millions de personnes à travers 22 pays.