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27 Nov 2015 description

SNHR issued several reports that documented different violations that were committed against Syrian women since the uprising in March 2011. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Syrian women must be brought to spotlight as they have been subjected to murder, arrest, enforced disappearance, torture to death, sexual abuse and other violations committed against them and their rights, as human beings and as women.

27 Nov 2015 description

November 26, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $100 million in humanitarian assistance funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help respond to pressing needs, including shelter, protection, education and health for those affected by the Syrian crisis.

26 Nov 2015 description



• Since the beginning of the year 2,951,863 individuals have been supported with a total of 9,902,720 [NFIs 16.7 Items per family in average].

• The Sector endorsed its Monitoring Format and reviewed the mapping of contingency stock/pipeline as well as the NFIs catalogue.

26 Nov 2015 description

Key facts and figures:

HNO 2016

6.5 million people internally displaced

4.5 million in hard to reach areas, including 0.39 million people besieged.

13.5 million require humanitarian assistance

8.7 million require food assistance

SRP 2015

People Targeted:

7.5 million*

7 million Food and Cash

2.5 million Agriculture

*Approximately 2 million receive both


Met: USD 391,730,946 (32.2%)

25 Nov 2015 description

Turkish officials say their fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday 24 November after warning it ten times in the space of five minutes that it was violating Turkish airspace. Moscow said that a SU-24 was downed but could prove the aircraft never left Syrian airspace, with President Vladimir Putin himself saying it was 1km inside Syria. Drawing on the expertise of its analysts covering Syria, Turkey and Russia, International Crisis Group has compiled this background Q&A on possible dangers ahead.

25 Nov 2015 description
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Amman, New York, 25 November 2015

This statement is attributable to Kevin Kennedy, Assistant-Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

25 Nov 2015 description


  • In October 2015 the Syrian Government increased the official price of bread to SYP 50/bundle (from SYP 35/bundle), gas cylinder to SYP1,800 (from SYP1,600), diesel to SYP135/L (from SYP130/L).
    Consequently, the purchasing power and food security situation of poor households, who mainly depend on food purchases, has continued to deteriorate and increasing their dependence on external assistance to cover their basic food needs.

25 Nov 2015 description

Al-Zerba Primary Health Care Center Bombed

November 24th, 2015 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and Physicians Across Continents (PAC Global) have issued an official statement expressing their deep sorrow at the assault against Al-Zerba Town, southern Aleppo Countryside, on Sunday, which caused severe damage but no casualties.

25 Nov 2015 description
report UN News Service

24 November 2015 – Stepping up efforts to broker a ceasefire in Syria, the United Nations Special Envoy for the country, Staffan de Mistura, is briefing various opposition groups on latest international efforts to end a five-year conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands and driven millions from their homes.

25 Nov 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.

24 Nov 2015 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Tuesday 11/24/2015 - 17:41 GMT

The Islamic State group has released 10 Assyrian Christians nine months after kidnapping them in northeastern Syria, two monitoring groups said on Tuesday.

The Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights said the 10, who include five women, were released "as the result of the tireless efforts and negotiations by the Assyrian Church of the East."

The group are among more than 200 members of the Christian minority who were seized by the jihadists as they swept through the Khabur region in Hasakeh in February.

24 Nov 2015 description

In a meeting today, the Executive Council of the OPCW adopted by consensus a decision expressing grave concern regarding the findings of the Fact-Finding Mission that chemical weapons have once again been used in the Syrian Arab Republic.

23 Nov 2015 description

Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) relief staff inside Syria are working hard to meet the needs of families affected by the Syrian conflict and improve their living conditions despite the security and humanitarian hardships.

QRCS mission in Turkey launched a new project to provide clean drinking water for local communities, at a total cost of $22,500.

Many Syrian areas and towns suffer a severe lack of water due to vandalism, cut-off, and destroyed water infrastructure. Locals resort to alternative means of securing water for drinking, irrigation, and other uses.

22 Nov 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi

AMMAN, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A bomb placed on a motorcycle exploded on Sunday in a Kurdish-held Syrian town along the Turkish border, killing at least three and wounded 20 others, a monitor said.

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22 Nov 2015 description

Sadad, Syria | AFP | Sunday 11/22/2015 - 02:10 GMT

by Maher al-Mounes

On the outskirts of the Syrian Christian town of Sadad, children play in front of a cannon fired just hours ago in an ongoing battle against the Islamic State group.

Soldiers and pro-regime militiamen nearby look on with amusement at the children, who appear oblivious to the fact that their ancient town is now in the sights of the jihadist group.

22 Nov 2015 description
report UN Security Council
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7565th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council determined today that the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant/Sham (ISIL/ISIS) constituted an “unprecedented” threat to international peace and security, calling upon Member States with the requisite capacity to take “all necessary measures” to prevent and suppress its terrorist acts on territory under its control in Syria and Iraq.