- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and ERC, Stephen O’Brien Statement on Syria to the Security Council, New York, 25 Jul 2016
- Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014) and 2258 (2015) - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2016/631) [EN/AR], 20 Jul 2016
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and ERC, Stephen O’Brien Statement on Aleppo, 21 Jul 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
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2016 - 2017 in response to the Syria Crisis | Mid-Year Report, June 2016
Hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Aleppo City cut off from humanitarian assistance
Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Menbij as fighting continues
Multiple attacks on hospitals in Aleppo and Idleb governorates
Airlifts of humanitarian supplies to Qamishli commence
An estimated 2.9 million children aged 5 and under know nothing but conflict
One out of three children under five not reached by routine vaccination
I am gravely alarmed by the disturbing developments in the eastern part of Aleppo City in Syria, where civilian, humanitarian and commercial movements have been effectively cut off following the closure of Castello Road, the last remaining access route in and out of this area. An estimated 200,000-300,000 people are at risk of besiegement.
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 1 million 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 68 UN inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, reaching over 890,079 people.
UNRWA has also delivered 32 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 $5.75 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.
UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2165/2191/2258
Through the unanimous adoption of resolutions 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014) and 2258 (2015) until 10 January 2017, the UN Security Council has authorized UN agencies and their partners to use routes across conflict lines and the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha, to deliver humanitarian assistance, including medical and surgical supplies, to people in need in Syria.
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 978,000 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 65 UN inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, reaching over 822,000 people. UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.
Syria’s once most-populous city, Aleppo, has been particularly affected by ongoing conflict and insecurity since 2012. The access to and the availability of the city’s health-care facilities are now extremely limited. As the conflict enters its sixth year, demand for health-care services has grown exponentially, especially for infants and pregnant women.
UN warns of deteriorating humanitarian situation in the "Four Towns", as fighting continues and access to 62,000 besieged civilians remains cut off since April.
Following an inter-agency convoy to civilians in the besieged towns of Arbin and Zamalka in Rural Damascus for the first time since 2012, all 18 besieged locations have now been reached at least once in 2016
Following the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Arbin and Zamalka the convoy came under fire, injuring a driver.
Beirut’s hackathon brings together over 100 diverse actors to improve humanitarian action through innovation.
Number of Lebanese children working increases threefold; three out of four child labourers in Lebanon are Syrians.
New UNRWA policy to cover 90 per cent of secondary healthcare costs; 100 per cent in Palestine Red Crescent hospitals; and 60 per cent of tertiary health services.
USD$ 807 million allocated to UN and partners in Lebanon.