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Turkey + 1 other
UN Humanitarian Chief calls for continued assistance and a political solution for Syria

During a visit to Turkey, Valerie Amos reminded the international community of the gravity of this humanitarian crisis and said that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter.

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Turkey + 1 other
Visit by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to Turkey

WHO: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos
WHAT: Mission to Turkey
WHEN: 18-20 October 2014
WHERE: Gaziantep, Ankara

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will visit Turkey from 18-20 October 2014.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is expected to meet senior Turkish officials, local authorities, humanitarian partners and people who have fled violence in Syria.

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Syria: Emergency Response Fund (as of 2 October 2014) [EN/AR]

The Syria Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.
Since its inception in March 2012, the ERF has received $80 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $75 million for 210 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan,Lebanon and Egypt. The total ERF balance is $4.3 million. 11 Projects amounting to $5.6 million are currently under review.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Displacement Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 11 October 2014) [EN/AR/KU]

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Situation Overview

There are now 5.2 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance across Iraq. This includes;

. 1.8 million people displaced since January 2014
. 1.5 million individuals in host communities
. 1.7 million vulnerable Iraqis who are not IDPs but live in areas directly impacted by the conflict.
. 215,000 Syrian refugees.

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Iraq + 2 others
Iraq Flash Update No. 2 (12 October 2014)

Highlights

  • Heavy fighting in Heet and Ramadi between ISF and ISIL resulted in displacement of an estimated 180,000 people.

  • Humanitarian access extremely limited.

  • IDPs refused entry to Kerbala.

  • 30,000 family food rations dispatched and rapid response family kits on standby.

  • 2,821 Syrian refugees crossing into Kurdistan Region of Iraq from Turkey.

Situation Overview

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos - Statement on Kobane/Ayn al-Arab

I am extremely concerned about the people who remain trapped in Kobane/Ayn al-Arab on the Syrian border with Turkey. The information is not clear but reports indicate that there may be people in the city who are unable to leave. There are also reported to be several thousand people outside the town along the Turkish border. ISIL has shown no mercy to those in towns they have taken. We need to get to people and give them help now.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos: Briefing to the Security Council on Syria [EN/AR]

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11 million people in Syria require urgent humanitarian assistance. Amos is calling for greater financial assistance and sustained pressure on all parties to ensure that they respect and implement resolutions 2139 and 2165.

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UN Humanitarian Chief Welcomes Qatar’s Generous Contribution to Humanitarian Funds Helping Syrians in Need

(New York, 29 September 2014) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Meraikhi of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, met today to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria and neighbouring countries.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: Humanitarian Needs Overview, 25 September 2014 [EN/AR/KU]

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The Humanitarian Needs Overview document highlights the response priorities: protection of civilians, displacement, food security, essential services and conflict-sensitivity programming.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon - Access to Schools, 28 Aug 2014

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon - Urgency of basic and public infrastructure improvement per cadastral, 20 Aug 2014

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Syria: Emergency Response Fund (as of 1 September 2014) [EN/AR]

The Syria Emergency Response Fund (ERF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the current situation in Syria and initiate life-saving humanitarian activities both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries.

Since its inception in March 2012, the ERF has received $81 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $73 million for 209 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan,Lebanon and Egypt. The total ERF balance is $8 million. 11 Projects amounting to $6 million are currently under review. If approved, the ERF balance will stand at $2 million.

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Yemen + 1 other
Yemen: Monthly Humanitarian Update for Southern and Eastern Governorates (Aden, Abyan, Lahj, Hadramaut, Shabwah and Al Dhale’e) August 2014

Humanitarian Highlights

  • The Health Cluster on 9 August dispatched life-saving medical supplies and trauma kits to Sayun Hospital as a military campaign against insurgents got underway in Shibam and Al Qatn Districts in Hadramaut Al-Wadi.

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (28 August 2014) [EN/AR]

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.74 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 692 million, followed by Palestine with US$ 271 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 40.1% funded with a 59.9% shortfall. Iraq SRP was over funded by 81.2%.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.02 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.41 billion (40%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 3.61 billion (60%).

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World + 7 others
Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 28 August 2014) [EN/AR]

A new snapshot highlights armed conflict causing widespread displacement and increasing humanitarian needs in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Palestine, Yemen and Pakistan.

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Syrian Arab Republic: Nutrition assistance (1 Jan - 31 Jul 2014)

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Lebanon + 2 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 4 | 16 July - 31 August 2014 [EN/AR}

Highlights

• World Humanitarian Day pays tribute to humanitarian workers in Lebanon

• Fighting in Aarsal displaces Lebanese and refugees

• The ERF allocates US$4.5 to projects addressing water scarcity

• The HC travels to Europe to advocate for increased engagement in Lebanon

In this issue

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Iraq + 1 other
Joint Press Statement KRG – United Nations: Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) most affected by recent wave of violence with over 850,000 displaced Iraqis this year [EN/AR]

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A comprehensive count carried out jointly by the Kurdistan Region Government and UN indicates that some 850,000 Iraqis have been displaced since January 2014.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: Akkar Governorate Profile (as of 11 August 2014)

GENERAL OVERVIEW

North Lebanon, which previously constituted one governorate with seven districts was effectively split into two governorates in 2014, following an earlier administrative decision. Tripoli and five surrounding districts (T5) maintained the denomination of North Governorate, while the district of Akkar became a governorate with the same name. While certain institutions and positions were divided (e.g. the post of the governor), others remain joint for the two governorates (e.g. the North Lebanon Water Establishments).

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