- Transcript of joint Stakeout by UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura And UN Senior Adviser, Jan Egeland, 1 Dec 2016
- OCHA: Aleppo - Situation Report No. 1 (1 Dec 2016)
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien Statement to the Security Council on Syria, 30 Nov 2016 [EN/AR]
Appeals & Funding
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2016-2017 in Response to the Syria Crisis - Regional Strategic Overview [EN/AR]
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
December 02, 2016
On his way to meet friends for coffee not long ago, Abu Ahmed*, a 27-year-old computer repairman living in eastern Aleppo, was injured by a cluster bomb. Four weeks later, his bone fracture has failed to heal. His only hope is specialist orthopedic surgery in Turkey, but Abu Ahmed cannot leave his besieged hometown. Bedridden, he now watches in despair as his neighborhood is further reduced to rubble after the latest waves of unrelenting airstrikes.
On November 24 and 28, 2016, he recounted his experience.
Hostilities continued over the last 48 hours, with no report of additional displacement on 2 December. An estimated 31,500 people from east Aleppo remain displaced within the entire city of Aleppo in the last 4 days.
IDPs interviewed by the UN describe a catastrophic humanitarian situation in the remaining neighborhoods, with increased food scarcity translating into further price increases. At least 400 critically wounded or sick people require immediate evacuation from besieged areas of Eastern Aleppo.
(New York, 02 December 2016) The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, Ivan Šimonović, expressed outrage at the dire situation of civilians who are trapped in the fighting in Aleppo.
Toronto, ON- It is with great optimism that UOSSM welcomes the prospect of the “Uniting for Peace” resolution on Syria led by 74 UN member states and 223 NGO’s/ civil society organizations initiated yesterday.
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier has pledged a further 50 million euros in humanitarian aid to the besieged city of Aleppo. He also called on all parties to allow a ceasefire after visiting a refugee camp in Lebanon.
In light of the Syrian government offensive in Aleppo, the German government pledged an additional 50 million euros ($53.2 million) in funds to various aid organizations on Friday. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on a visit to a Lebanon refugee camp, announced the donation.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
In Syria’s Aleppo, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, remains extremely concerned for the civilian population. With thousands fleeing the eastern part of the city, our focus has turned to the rapidly growing shelter needs.
Geneva, 1 December 2016
SdeM: Good afternoon. Jan has a plane to take so I will be very quick, I may stay once he leaves, if there is a need but will try to limit the questions to him as soon as possible.
Let me then go quickly along some points. Point number one, as far as we are concerned and you know it very well, this is a very fast evolving period with substantive changes taking place on the ground, especially in Aleppo.
In the past 6 years, since its outset in March 2011, the Syrian civil war has caused 11 million Syrians to flee their homes and seek refuge either internally or in neighboring countries.
Since 27 November, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been responding to an influx of displaced people from Masaken, Hanano and Al-Haydariya areas to a SARC relief point in Jibrin.
In the first few days SARC volunteers responded to the needs of 1000 families (around 4000 people), with more people continuing to arrive in the days after. 106 volunteers have been involved in the operation so far to provide food, water, shelter and health support to the displaced communities.
Siege Watch: Sieges will not end with Aleppo
Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air support, are moving into Eastern Aleppo. This is the main opposition-controlled urban centre in Syria. As Eastern Aleppo collapses, Bashar al-Assad’s regime appears poised to win the military campaign in Syria. But the war is far from over.
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria is appealing to all sides fighting in Aleppo to do their utmost to protect the civilian population. Since the escalation in violence in Eastern Aleppo these past few days, at least 30,000 people have fled to the West of the city, while countless others are expected to have escaped in other directions. That number is likely to rise, possibly by tens of thousands.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued on 1 December 2016. It covers the period from 24 November to 30 November 2016. The next SitRep will be issued on 3 December 2016.
- Hostilities intensified significantly since 24 November, resulting in the displacement of an estimated 31,500 people within Aleppo city and a further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the remaining besieged neighborhoods.
The funding priorities under the IFRC Syria Emergency Appeal are to secure uninterrupted provision of emergency relief, health services and medical stocks for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) operational response. Preparations for the 2017 IFRC operational plan is in process, and the priorities are envisaged to remain similar.
Partners are encouraged to make funding commitments for the 2017 period, and contribute towards the immediate funding priorities to facilitate a timely procurement process.
MSF in Syria
Despite the extent of the crisis and people's needs, MSF is significantly constrained in its presence and medical activities in Syria, mainly due to insecurity but also due to a lack of agreements and authorisations. These constraints are as present today as they were a year and a half ago. To this date, the Syrian government has not granted us authorisation to work in the country.
1 December 2016
IMPACT OF THE CRISIS
More than five years after the start of the conflict, intense hostilities persist across many parts of Syria. Parties to the conflict continue to commit violations of international humanitarian and international human rights law. Economic collapse continues to drive the immense humanitarian crisis across the country