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30 May 2015 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Saturday 5/30/2015 - 11:56 GMT

by Zein al-Rifai with Maya Gebeily in Beirut

Barrel bombs dropped from regime helicopters killed at least 71 civilians in Syria's Aleppo province Saturday, after forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad retreated from the neighbouring northwestern region of Idlib.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said "at least 71 civilians were killed, and dozens were wounded, when regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the city of Al-Bab and in Al-Shaar in east Aleppo city".

29 May 2015 description

A new project in Northern Syria run by SOS Children’s Villages and financed by the European Commission will provide complete care for hundreds of unaccompanied children and reunification services to reunite them with their families if possible.

29 May 2015 description

Copenhagen, 29 05 2015. The Danish Red Cross (DRC) together with its consortium partners, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the German Red Cross (GRC) and the Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) have been granted financial support of four million Euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

28 May 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11911

7452nd Meeting (PM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Syrian Ambassador: End Turkish, Qatari, Saudi Terrorist Alliance

Syria’s descent into “deeper depths of despair” over the past four years had surpassed what even the most pessimistic observers thought possible, the top United Nations humanitarian official told the Security Council today, urging the 15-member body to set aside its political differences and prevent the abandonment of Syrians to further hopelessness.

28 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· UNICEF Syria participated this month in inter-agency cross-line convoys which provided humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations delivering health, nutrition, WASH and education supplies to an estimated 125,575 beneficiaries.

· In Lebanon, UNICEF supported the enrolment of 67,490 Syrian refugee children and 11,600 vulnerable Lebanese children in formal public schools.

28 May 2015 description

As delivered

Madam President,

As this is my last briefing to the Council, it is in many ways fitting that it is on Syria as during my time as Emergency Relief Coordinator it is the crisis that has taken more of my time and attention, and that of this Council, than any other crisis in the world. It is the Syria crisis and its consequences which have led me to the belief that this Council and the international community more broadly, needs to do more to protect civilians and ensure greater accountability for violations of international humanitarian law.

28 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • ETC installed a UHF repeater in Hatay and Kilis during May to expand radio coverage in the south of Turkey close to the Syrian border. The repeaters are operating on Channel 1.

  • Approval is still pending from Syrian MOFA to import telecommunications equipment to support the humanitarian community in Syria.

28 May 2015 description

UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham today, providing health services, vaccinations, dental services, fresh water and child nutritional supplements. Humanitarian activities continue in Tadamoun, to the north-east.

SITUATION REPORT – 27 MAY 2015

27 May 2015 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Wednesday 5/27/2015 - 15:24 GMT |

The Islamic State jihadist group shot dead at least 20 men in the ruins of Syria's ancient city Palmyra on Wednesday, accusing them of fighting for the government, a monitor said.

"IS executed 20 men by firing on them in front of a crowd gathered in Palmyra's Roman theatre, after accusing them of fighting for the Syrian regime," Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

27 May 2015 description
report IRIN

LONDON, 27 May 2015 (IRIN) - A new report confirms gruesome allegations that militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS) systematically booby-trapped dead bodies before abandoning the Syrian town of Kobani in January. Decapitated bodies have been filled with 20 kilogrammes of explosive charges and more than 500 steel ball bearings and rigged to explode at the slightest touch, according to the report from Handicap International (HI).

27 May 2015 description
report Peace Direct

May 1 2015: The conflict in Syria has seen huge numbers of people fleeing the violence. Amber Webb provides an overview of the situation they face as refugees, which depends on the country they arrive in.

The conflict in Syria has produced one of the worst humanitarian crises in nearly two decades. The flow of refugees escaping violence has been unrelenting, and neighbouring countries are now buckling under its impact. Regional stability is deteriorating, and refugees and host countries alike are suffering from the burden of conflict.

27 May 2015 description
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I. Introduction

1 . The present, fifteenth, report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of those resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

27 May 2015 description

In April 2015, Handicap International assessed the damage caused by the fighting in the city of Kobani and the surrounding villages. The team found an appalling illustration of the devastating consequences of the intensive use of explosive weapons in populated areas by all parties in Syria 2: civilians killed and injured, homes and infrastructure destroyed, and populations in danger when trying to settle back and rebuilding their lives.

Hardly ever before have Handicap International teams encountered such a density and diversity of explosive remnants of war contamination3.

26 May 2015 description

26 May 2014 – In a strategic effort to control outbreaks of leishmaniasis in the hard-to-reach and opposition-controlled areas, WHO partnered with MENTOR Initiative to distribute long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINS) for over half a million beneficiaries in Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor governorates of northern Syria.

26 May 2015 description

Damascus, Syria | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 16:22 GMT

Islamic State group jihadists in Syria are trying to retake positions they lost in previous fighting in the Yarmuk refugee camp in southern Damascus, a Palestinian official said on Tuesday.

"There is intermittent fighting between Palestinian factions and IS and Al-Nusra Front which are trying to retake positions in the centre of Yarmuk," Khaled Abdel Majid, head of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front which is close to Syria's regime, told AFP.

26 May 2015 description

GENEVA (26 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, today described the displacement crisis in Syria as “staggering in its proportions” and requiring an urgent and coordinated response from the Government of Syria and national and international humanitarian organizations working in close partnership.

26 May 2015 description

These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2015, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.27 million refugees by end-2015.