- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos - Security Council Briefing on Syria, 25 Nov 2014
- Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014) (S/2014/840)
- IOM regional response to the Syria crisis (28 Oct - 17 Nov 2014)
Appeals & Funding
- 2014 Syrian Arab Republic Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP)
- 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan - Mid-Year Update, 1 Jul 2014
- Syria Crisis Humanitarian Response Common Planning Framework 2014
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Response: January–December 2014
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
Security Council Briefing on Syria
25 November 2014
Nine months ago this Council adopted resolution 2139 which sets out a comprehensive series of proposals to tackle the significant protection, access and humanitarian challenges facing civilians and humanitarian partners in Syria.
• Al-Nusra Front (ANF) and allies consolidated their control of the Zawiya Mountains in Idleb.
• Fighting between two factions of the Islamic Front controlling the Bab-al Hawa border prompted Turkish authorities to close the crossing on 16 November 2014.
• During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments under the Security Council Resolution 2165 reach 107,500 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates
The Government of Iraq has dispatched more than 3.3 million litres of fuel from Kirkuk to be distributed to displaced and vulnerable families in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
A three-vehicle UN convoy making its way from the airport to Baghdad’s international zone was targeted by an improvised explosive device on 17 November.
In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq capital of Erbil on 19 November six people, including the attacker, were killed and about 29 people injured in a suicide bombing attack in the city centre.
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 $79 million. To date, the ERF has allocated $76 million for 211 projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan,Lebanon and Egypt. The total ERF balance is $3.6 million. 10 Projects amounting to $5.4 million are currently under review.
Al-Nusra Front consolidates control in western Idleb and the Zawiya Mountains
ISIL maintains 60% control of Ayn al-Arab city
Up to 15,000 civilians are estimated to remain in eastern Deir ez-Zor city with limited humanitarian access
Whole of Syria: At a meeting in Beirut (3/11), HNO was approved and consensus to produce a Strategic Response Plan was reached
The purpose of this briefing paper is to highlight the planned winterisation activities from November 2014 to March 2015. Activities and needs in this paper are a subset of the revised Iraq Strategic Response Plan (SRP) from February 2014 to December 2015. Activities target displaced people in the colder parts of Iraq and the most-affected governorates. The estimated immediate funding requirements to provide those most vulnerable with support for the winter season amount to about US $173.1 million
Iraq is now contending with one of the largest displaced populations in the world. Since January 2014, 1.9 million people have been displaced and scattered across 1,928 sites in Iraq. A large number of families are staying in inadequate shelter arrangements that are unsuitable for the winter weather conditions.
The Level 3 declaration for Iraq has been extended by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for another six months.
Preparations are underway in Dahuk Governorate for the relocation of an estimated 26,000 IDPs from 104 secondary schools in the coming weeks.
The Ministry of Displacement and Migration has completed construction of the first 27 units of 1,000 prefabricated shelters at a camp in Khanaqin in Diyala Governorate.
Prepared by OCHA for the HC/RC Syria and the D/RHC, on behalf of humanitarian partners operating in Syria
The two-months Joint Operational Plans for the Whole of Syria has led to:
Improved information sharing and operational coordination between all actors, paving the way for a more coherent response in 2015.
Reduction in overlap, identification of areas of complementarity between cross-border, cross-line and regular operations, leading to immediate efficiency gains and better coverage of affected people.
Fighting in Al Bayda and Ibb Governorates has had limited humanitarian impact.
Majority of local communities in Shabwah say that living conditions have deteriorated over the last year.
National levels of acute malnutrition down by 16 per cent; cases of severe acute malnutrition drop by 40 per cent.
215 people have died at sea in 2014, trying to reach Yemen from the Horn of Africa.
$79.2 million Contributions since 2012 (including pipeline funds) USD 1.9 million
$75 million Allocated (including pipeline) to life-saving projects and emerging needs since 2012
$4.3 million Current balance
$5.5 million Applications under review
13 million Affected people targeted
Since January 2014, 1.9 million people have been displaced and scattered across 1,928 sites in Iraq.
Throughout Iraq, 1.26 million IDPs are in need of shelter and NFI assistance. An estimated 600,000 people are in need of immediate winterisation assistance.
Without an immediate $70.2 million funding for food assistance for 2.8 million people, the pipeline could break by January 2015
There are severe medical shortages in the ISIL controlled Ninewa Governorate city of Mosul.
The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, visits Turkey
Over 200,000 flee to Turkey due to ISIL advances in Ayn al-Arab
Impact of coalition airstrikes remains difficult to assess
300,000 to 360,000 people at risk of being cut-off due to fighting in eastern Aleppo
During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments following the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2165 reach 70,500 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates
After nearly four years of conflict, Syria is still the most complex humanitarian emergency in the world. 6.6 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in at least one sector. The Syria Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) estimates that 4.8 million people are internally displaced out of a current total population of 15 million in the assessed areas.
Winterisation activities are underway; but they are being hampered by limited funding, implementation capacity, the availability of items on the national and international markets, as well as slow procurement and production times for relief items.
The revised Strategic Response Plan for Iraq was launched on 23 October. An additional $1.6 billion required until 31 December 2015 for 5.2 million vulnerable people.