- Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien: Statement to the Security Council on Syria, New York, 29 Jun 2015
- Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014) and 2191 (2014) [EN/AR]
- OCHA: Flash Update - Dar’a City (27 June 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)
Twenty-seven-year-old Mohammad Alloh needed to earn a better wage to support his family in conflict-ridden Syria. To work towards his aim, he attended two short courses offered by the EU-funded Engaging Youth project at UNRWA Damascus Training Centre. The courses were designed to improve employability in mobile phone maintenance and technology. "I came here to learn different skills to access available job opportunities," he explains.
The present report is the sixteenth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Violence has recently intensified in the north, north-east, and southern parts of Syria, increasing humanitarian needs and internally displacing an estimated 850,000 persons this year alone, and leading hundreds of thousands to flee the country. Humanitarian access remains very limited to the estimated 422,000 people most in need who are living in besieged areas.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 7/4/2015 - 16:57 GMT
The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheatre in the city of Palmyra.
The video documented an execution that reportedly happened shortly after the jihadist group captured the city on May 21.
It shows the soldiers in green and brown military uniforms being shot dead on the amphitheatre's stage in front of an enormous version of the group's black and white flag.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 7/4/2015 - 01:39 GMT
An explosion in a mosque in northern Syria killed 25 members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, as they attended Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group said Friday.
Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahman said the death toll could rise as dozens of civilians were also injured in the explosion during Iftar prayers in the city of Ariha.
Since 2011, the Syrian regime has refused to recognize any arrests it had made as it accused Al-Qaeda and the terrorist groups of committing these crimes. Also, the Syrian regime doesn’t recognize any torture cases or torturing to death. SNHR acquire its information from former prisoners and prisoners’ families where most of the families get information about their beloved ones who are in prison by bribing the officials in charge.
3 July 2015
The World Food Programme (WFP) Staffer Victoria Clasen pens a guided tour of the enormous logistical effort behind the food assistance WFP provides to displaced communities inside Syria. Starting from a warehouse belonging to one of Turkey’s major food producers in Mersin, to the trucks and ships crossing borders to bring food to Syria, Clasen paints a vivid picture that culminates in WFP’s ultimate objective: food for conflict-affected families inside Syria.
This map illustrates the price and availability of a range of basic commodities in 12 sub-districts of Idleb and Aleppo governorates in Northern Syria. Primary data was collected by CBR members from 11–19th June 2015, on behalf of the Cash-Based Response Technical Working Group, in order to understand the impact of the ongoing conflict on markets in Syria and inform the implementation of humanitarian cash programs within those markets.
Children, Women, Elderly Among Kobani Targets
(New York, July 3, 2015) – Armed militants believed to be members of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, deliberately targeted people they knew were civilians in a June 25, 2015, attack in and around the northern Syrian city of Kobani, Human Rights Watch said today. Syrian Kurdish authorities and local human rights groups said that 233 to 262 civilians were killed and at least 273 wounded.
As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Thursday 7/2/2015 - 20:04 GMT
At least nine people were killed and dozens wounded on Thursday as a new Islamist opposition alliance, including Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, attacked government-held parts of Aleppo city, a monitor said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four civilians had been killed and more than 70 wounded in a massive multi-district assault by the rebel coalition.
Another five rebel fighters were killed in the clashes that erupted with government forces in western Aleppo.
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Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Thursday 7/2/2015 - 10:48 GMT
Four hospitals in the southern Syrian province of Daraa have been forced to close in recent days after intensive government air strikes, a monitor said on Thursday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 18 people were killed in government strikes across Daraa on Wednesday, including in a raid that hit a rebel checkpoint near a field hospital in the town of Saida.
"A member of the hospital's staff was killed along with three fighters," the Britain-based monitor said.
As per request from the UN Special Envoy to Syria Mr. Staffan De Mistura. Two researchers from the Syrian Network for Human Rights (Fadel Abdul Ghany: Director and Wael Aleji: Spokesperson) met with the Special Envoy’s team in Geneva on 15/06/2015. The Syrian Network for Human is a civil society organisation that has been investigating and documenting human rights violations by all parties involved in the Syrian conflict since 2001.
URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO TACKLE CHILD LABOUR CAUSED BY SYRIAN CRISIS: SAVE THE CHILDREN AND UNICEF
AMMAN, 2 July 2015 - The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and UNICEF.
The month of June witnessed a notable rise in the number of victims killed by Daesh, also known as ISIS. We documented 451 victims who were killed by the extremist group during massacres committed in Ein Al Arab region (known as Kobani) in Aleppo suburbs. This report includes the death toll of all the casualties who were killed by the major parties in Syria:
A- Governmental forces (army, local militias, foreign Shitti militias)
B- PYD Forces
C- Extremist groups
D- Armed opposition factions
E- International Coalition Forces
Source: Reuters - Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:01 GMT
Islamic State seized part of Tel Abyad outskirts
Kurdish YPG says has recovered control
Renewed fighting in southwestern Hasaka (Adds Syrian military source)
By Tom Perry
BEIRUT, July 1 (Reuters) - A Syrian Kurdish militia said it had recovered full control of the border town of Tel Abyad on Wednesday after Islamic State fighters raided its outskirts the day before in preparation for a larger assault.