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27 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Share Tweet Share NEW YORK, 27 October 2016 – “Yesterday, when a school compound in Syria was repeatedly attacked, killing dozens of children and teachers, we thought we had seen the depths of depravity.

“Today’s reports of attacks on schools in Douma and western Aleppo should deepen our disgust and outrage.

“This brings the toll to five schools hit since October 11.

“Attacking schools … killing children … is simply inhuman.

27 Oct 2016 description
report Save the Children

In response to yesterday’s deadly attack on a school in Idlib and ongoing bombing of schools and hospitals in Syria, Nick Finney, Save the Children’s North-West Syria Country Director, said: “Save the Children is appalled by yesterday’s bombing of a school in Idlib, Syria, which reportedly killed 22 children. There is no excuse for bombing a school or other civilian infrastructure like hospitals, which should be known to the warring parties, and yet we see it happening time and again in Syria.

27 Oct 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfuly delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 1.2 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 92 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken.

UNRWA has also delivered 32 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.

27 Oct 2016 description

More than 150 children who live at the SOS Children’s Village in Damascus are back at home nearly a month after they were evacuated as a precaution against intensified shelling.

The 156 children, along with 26 mothers and aunts, were safely evacuated from the village to other locations on 27 September. Several shells hit the SOS compound after the families had left, causing no injuries and little damage.

26 Oct 2016 description


Populations continue to face the threat of mass atrocity crimes committed by state security forces and affiliated militias in Syria's ongoing civil war. Various armed opposition groups and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are also committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.


26 Oct 2016 description

The Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) 135th Assembly urged all relevant parties to bring an end to this war. They also called today for the immediate, unimpeded and permanent humanitarian and medical access to the civilian population in Syria in order to ensure that supplies reach over 550,000 people in besieged areas deprived from almost all humanitarian aid.

26 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Idlib, near Aleppo in northwest Syria, contains the largest populated area controlled by rebels

BEIRUT, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed at least 22 people in a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, seven of them children

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26 Oct 2016 description

After a three-month odyssey to join her husband, including giving birth to twins in a Serbian hospital, Fatima Khalouf found sanctuary in a German village.

Syrian refugee Fatima Khalouf crossed mountainous borders on foot at night, fought nausea on the choppy waters of the Aegean and trekked for hours across alien countryside.

Now the moment had come. In a nondescript temporary shelter in Serbia, her babies were to be born. However, it was not a simple birth.

26 Oct 2016 description

As conflict continues in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo and wounded civilians remained trapped without access to aid, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Christos Stylianides issued a joint statement on the urgency for humanitarian aid to reach Aleppo.

"At the end of the humanitarian pause declared by Russia in Aleppo, no agreement has been reached on the medical evacuation of wounded civilians and the delivery of aid, in spite of continuous efforts by the EU, UN and all humanitarian actors on the ground.

26 Oct 2016 description

Summary information of protection response

  • 18,700 Interventions from January to August 2016, with 1,700 in August.
  • Top three types of interventions in 2016: direct risk education, provision of legal advice/ counselling and structured Child protection & PSS activities.
  • Four sub-districts reached out of six targeted in 2016, with all four reached in August.
  • Eight organizations have programmes in the Governorate, implemented through ten organizations.


26 Oct 2016 description

New Arrivals

Since 17 October (the beginning of the Mosul offensive) a total of 27 Iraqis arrived at Al Hol. In the weeks previous to this 912 arrived. Reportedly, there is a group of 200 individuals at Rajm Sleby, on the Syrian side of the border undergoing screening by security agencies as the authorities are worried about the possibility of ISIS hiding amongst the refugees. When screened they will brought to Al Hol camp. There are presently 4,600 refugees who arrived since April and living in the existing Al Hol Camp.

26 Oct 2016 description

Summary information of protection response

  • 102 Interventions from January to August 2016, with no interventions in August.

  • Top interventions in 2016: Training of trainers on GBV and teachers’ training on explosive hazards’ risks.

  • Even though only one sub-district was targeted in the HRP, six out of its 14 sub-districts were reached in 2016 but none in August.

  • Two organizations are implementing activities on ground with their programme partners reporting to the sector.

26 Oct 2016 description

Summary information of protection response

  • 955 Interventions from January to August 2016, with none in August.

  • Top interventions in 2016: GBV activities like community based PSS/recreational activities; individual/group counselling through women and girls accessing safe spaces and outreach volunteers

  • Only one sub-district, Tell Abiad has been reached in 2016. Eight were targeted in the HRP.

  • Only one organization have been implementing activities on ground and is reporting directly to the sector.

26 Oct 2016 description

Summary information of protection response

  • 93,500 interventions from January to August, with 21,000 in August.

  • Top three types of interventions in 2016: Awareness raising sessions on child protection concerns, child protection event/activity day and structured CP & PSS activities.

  • 12 Sub-districts reached out of 16 targeted in 2016, eight of which were reached in August.

  • 20 partners are implementing activities on ground, with eight reporting directly to the sector.