- REACH Situation Overview: Displacement from Hasakeh City, Syria (25 Aug 2016)
- UNHCR Syria: Flash update on recent events - 25 Aug 2016
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and ERC, Stephen O’Brien Statement to the Security Council, New York, 22 Aug 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Overview: 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan & 2016-2017 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan [EN/AR]
- 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2016
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2016 - 2017 in response to the Syria Crisis | Mid-Year Report, June 2016
27 August 2016 – Stressing that “time is of the essence” amid the increasingly dire situation in Aleppo, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria today called for all sides in the conflict to agree by Sunday on allowing aid delivery and repairs for the war-ravaged city's power and water systems to provide some relief for the nearly two million people trapped there.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 8/27/2016 - 12:49 GMT
At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
The Britain-based group said regime aircraft had dropped two explosive-packed barrel bombs several minutes apart on the Maadi district of eastern Aleppo.
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 8/27/2016 - 09:03 GMT
A first group of rebels and their families evacuated from the Syrian town of Daraya after four years of government siege have reached opposition-held territory, a monitor said on Saturday.
At least five buses carrying fighters and their families arrived in the rebel-held city of Idlib in the northwest, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The arrivals were the first since the evacuation of the town just outside Damascus began on Friday under an agreement between the government and the rebels.
26 August 2016 – In the first full, completed, cross-line delivery via road in August, inter-agency convoys have reached some 75,000 people in al-Waer in Syria’s Homs province with life-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported.
Oakville, ON –UOSSM Canada with the help of volunteers will load a 40 foot container with assorted medical supplies to be shipped to Syria. These supplies will enter Syria through Turkey and be distributed among the medical facilities inside the wartorn country. Volunteers will come out to UOSSM Canada’s Oakville warehouse this Saturday at 1p.m. to help load the container with 700 boxes of supplies, as well as a variety of crutches, wheelchairs, and hospital gowns.
NEW YORK, 26 August 2016 -“ Today is another sad and dangerous day for the children in Syria, in particular those living in Aleppo.
“Every child there – everyone affected – needs an immediate pause to the fighting in Aleppo, and every second of every minute counts when it comes to protecting and saving the lives of children.
“UNICEF continues to be at the ready to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance, including medicines, vaccines and nutritional supplements.
Daraya , Syria | AFP | Friday 8/26/2016 - 14:49 GMT
by Rim Haddad
Rebels and civilians, many in tears, began evacuating the Syrian town of Daraya on Friday after a four-year army siege, in a blow for the beleaguered opposition.
The evacuation came after a deal struck by President Bashar al-Assad's government and opposition forces in the town, which is near Damascus and was one of the first to rise up against the regime.
Turkey - The recent escalation in violence in Aleppo City has left hundreds of thousands of Syrians in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.
IOM has responded through a “Whole of Syria” coordination mechanism, reaching over 7,500 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in both west and east Aleppo since 11 August, during brief pauses in fighting. Each day as the fighting continues, the humanitarian situation becomes more dire.
Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Friday 8/26/2016 - 13:03 GMT
by Nina LARSON
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were meeting in Geneva on Friday for an expected push towards resuming peace talks for war-ravaged Syria.
They were briefly joined by the UN envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, who had said Thursday the talks would be "important", and could help his drive to revive the stalled negotiations.
Asked during a break how the meeting was proceeding, Lavrov responded: "Excellent".
The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.
Syria: REACH rapid assessment in Hasakeh highlights displacement trends and priority needs
On 18th August, airstrikes on Hasakeh city began for the first time since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, alongside increased clashes inside the city. Although airstrikes subsided after three days, clashes continued, triggering mass displacement of an estimated 70,000 people.
SdeM: Thank you, we are waiting for Yacoub El Hillo who is on his way, because we want to give him a chance today, as it is his last day, as you know, in his current capacity and therefore, we had at the humanitarian task force the opportunity of thanking him and to wish him also the best for his new mission elsewhere. And when he will be there, we will definitely give him the floor.
SARC – Aleppo mobile medical team continues field visiting the places that shelter the affected people. Yesterday, the team conducted a field visit to the skeleton buildings in Al-Inshaat Association, near Abo Firas Al-Hamadani Roundabout. The trip involved examining patients sheltering in those buildings (25 patients) and presented raising-awareness sessions on brucellosis for women there.
(Baltimore, MD) Responding to the urgent needs of an estimated 65,000 people who were displaced from their homes by clashes in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasakeh, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is providing families sheltering in schools outside the city with food, hygiene kits and household items. IOCC is also supporting response teams helping people severely injured by shrapnel or flying debris with medical transport to hospitals in safer communities and emergency medical aid.
Daraya , Syria | AFP | Friday 8/26/2016 - 12:50 GMT
by Rim Haddad
Syrian rebels and civilians, many in tears, began Friday evacuating the Syrian town of Daraya after a four-year army siege, in a blow for the beleaguered opposition.
The evacuation came after a deal struck by President Bashar al-Assad's government and opposition forces in the town, which is close to the capital Damascus and was one of the first to rise up against the regime.
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI) and Protection.
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS
Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Thursday 8/25/2016 - 19:56 GMT
Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said.
"Fifteen civilians, among them 11 children, were killed in a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nayrab neighbourhood" in the south of Aleppo city, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully 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 76 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.
Tomorrow marks a week since pictures of Omran Daqneesh focused the world’s attention on the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo – but we are yet to see any progress on a ceasefire. Save the Children is urgently calling for a 48 hour break in fighting as a first step towards protecting civilians and delivering vital aid.