- UNRWA: Yarmouk Situation Update, 16 Apr 2015
- OCHA Syrian Arab Republic: Idleb Situation Report No. 1 (2-6 Apr 2015)
- IOM Regional Response to the Syria Crisis, External Situation Report, Mar 2015
Appeals & Funding
- 2015 Strategic Response Plan: Syrian Arab Republic
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-2016: Regional Strategic Overview
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2015
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
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.
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2014: a year of conflict
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.
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.
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.
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.