- OCHA Ar-Raqqa Situation Report No. 5 (as of 15 May 2017)
- Protection Cluster: Syria: Flash update on recent events - 03 May 2017
- WFP Syria Situation Report #4, April 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview Interactive HNO site
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
Conduct triage and provide life-saving and first-aid services to the evacuees.
Strengthen the capacity of referral hospitals and primary health care facilities in terms of medicines, medical supplies and human resources.
Evacuate patients to appropriate secondary health care referral facilities.
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Direct Relief has shipped the first of three batches of nerve agent antidotes and protective gear to Syria to help shield Syrian doctors and healthcare workers from chemical weapons attacks.
Letter dated 18 May 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
I have the honour to transmit herewith a communication, dated 15 May 2017, which I received from the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) (see annex). The letter transmits the note by the OPCW Technical Secretariat containing a status update of the OPCW fact-finding mission in the Syrian Arab Republic regarding a reported incident in Khan Shaykhun on 4 April 2017.
• On 4 April, 87 people, including children, were killed and 541 people were injured in a chemical incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Idleb.
• On 15 April, 275 people were wounded and more than 100 were killed by a vehicle-based explosive in Al-Rashidin, Aleppo.
• Monitoring of attacks on health care has revealed that 22 health facilities were attacked in April 2017, affecting hospital infrastructure and health care staff.
Syria: During the reporting period, 312,205 beneficiaries were assisted with WASH,
Health, NFI, and Livelihood support by IOM teams in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo, AlHassakeh, Hama, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.
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2191 persons benefited from the humanitarian relief items distributed by SARC in the Sayeda Zeinab area and targeted Foaa and Kafriya people residing there. The distributed materials included (Mattresses _ Blankets _ Mats _ Jerrycans _ Plastic Sheets _ chargeable Light _ Canned Goods _ Kitchen Sets _ Hygiene Kits and Baby Diaper).
This distribution process began on 22 April 2017 and will continue to match the needs of all people there.
WFP delivered food assistance for 3.8 million people in all 14 governorates in Syria, achieving 94 percent of the plan to reach 4 million people.
WFP delivered food assistance for almost 420,000 people in hard-to-reach and besieged areas across Syria through inter-agency cross-line convoys, crossborder and air operations.
In response to population displacement in Ar-Raqqa,
Aleppo, Deir Ezzor and Dar’a governorates, WFP provided food assistance for 216,100 newly displaced people during the month of April.
Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching 638,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 17 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken, including one to Khan Elshih in which UNRWA and UN agencies reached 5,000 Palestine Refugees and 1,000 Syrian Nationals respectively. In addition, during 2017, 73 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 1,484.8 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city.
Homs is in the final phase of an evacuation deal that will see President Assad's government take back the area in the seventh year of the country's war
HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT, May 20 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels started leaving the last opposition-held district of Homs city on Saturday in the final phase of an evacuation deal that will bring an early centre of the uprising back under government control in the conflict's seventh year.
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Reports Saturday from northern Syria said Islamic State extremists had executed 19 civilians, including two children, after kidnapping them from a village thought to be under the control of U.S.-backed anti-jihadist fighters.
Details were sketchy, and there was no comment on the killings from U.S. officials. But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors warfare in the country, said the killings occurred Friday between Raqqa, the IS extremists' de facto capital, and Deir Ezzor.
SdM: Let me read to you some comments and then of course I will take some questions, so don’t be intimidated by the formality of my comments.
By UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl