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31 May 2016 description
  • Minister Flanagan condemns cowardly attacks on hospitals and medical facilities in Syria

  • Minister of State McHugh stresses the importance of investing in Syria’s youth

  • In Yemen, 80% of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, Joe McHugh, TD, today announced €3 million in Irish Aid humanitarian funding, in response to the tragic crisis in Syria.

31 May 2016 description

International Women’s Day: UNRWA celebrated the resilience of Palestine refugee women in Syria through staged performances at the Damascus Opera House on 23 March. The evening presented three acts including a dance performance expressing the equality of roles women and men have in society. The second act featured a short documentary ‘Enough is Enough’, with stories from three gender-based violence survivors who found safety and advice thanks to UNRWA Family Support Ocers.

31 May 2016 description

April 2016 was marked by a sharp escalation of armed violence in Yarmouk, interrupting UNRWA’s humanitarian operations in nearby Yalda. interruption, UNRWA had been providing a range of assistance to 6,000 Palestine refugee families from Yarmouk, Yalda,

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The United Nations is deeply concerned over the fate of an estimated 8,000 Syrians trapped by fighting around the towns of Mare’a and Sheikh Issa in northern Aleppo Governorate following advances in the last three days by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) into areas controlled by non-state armed groups.

31 May 2016 description
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Health sector partners provided 385,017 outpatient consultations during this period, an increase of approximately 100,000 from February. More than 50% of this increase is attributed to Eastern Aleppo alone. The number of treatment courses provided however decreased by approximately 100,000 in March, specically across Aleppo and Rural Damascus.

30 May 2016 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) strongly condemns the party responsible for the killing of six year-old Ahmad Zuheir Suleiman T’uheimr, a Palestine refugee in Khan Eshieh camp in southern rural Damascus, at around 1300hrs on 27 May. Ahmad was killed when an artillery explosion struck close to his family home on Al Sa’ed Street, spraying shrapnel inside. Ahmad’s mother and twin were injured in the explosion. UNRWA staff offer their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

30 May 2016 description

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More than 4,000 Iraqis braved risky journey across desert frontlines to reach remote Hasakah region of Syria in the past month.

By: Mustafa Hasan and Qusai Alazroni | 27 May 2016

30 May 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Monday 5/30/2016 - 09:11 GMT

by Karam al-Masri and Ahmad Abouzeid

In a city whose windows have been blasted from their frames, remaining residents of Syria's war-torn Aleppo go about their daily lives behind gaping holes covered with plastic.

For inhabitants of the battle-scarred and divided city, glass windows have become more of a liability than a luxury.

30 May 2016 description
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  • QC continues its efforts in offering urgent aids to Aleppo and mobilizing financial support for its relief campaign

  • Al Kuwairi: We thank and pray for all philanthropists and donors who help alleviate the sufferings of the distressed Aleppo

  • Sheikh Al Husseini: Helping the needy is helping ourselves since the reward for doing so is great

  • Sheikh Al Bassyoni: Aleppo is now the most dangerous region worldwide. Relieving our brothers and sisters in Syria is a must.

30 May 2016 description

This map reflects the number of people reached in OCHA defined Hard to reach locations with Food Security and Livelihood Activities.

583,008 Beneficiaries reached with food baskets, cash & voucher, bakery support or Ready to Eat Rations.

10,740 Beneficiaries reached with animal treatment and backyard kit.

30 May 2016 description

This map reflects the number of people reached with life saving activities against the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Syrian Arab Republic as part of Strategic Objective 1.

Sector Objective 1(SO1): Provide emergency response capacity, lifesaving, and life sustaining assistance to the most vulnerable crisis affected people, including people with specific needs.

Information visualized on this map is based on data collected from 3 hubs & Iraq and reflects the information provided by ICRC, UNRWA, WFP and 32 NGOs.

30 May 2016 description

This map reflects the number of people reached with Life Saving Activities against the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) as part of Strategic Objective 1

Sector Objective 1(SO 1): Provide emergency response capacity, lifesaving, and life sustaining assistance to the most vulnerable crisis affected people, including people with specific needs.

30 May 2016 description

This map reflects the number of people reached against the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) as part of Strategic Objective 3

Sector Objective 2 (SO 2): Support livelihoods of affected communities and households by increasing agricultural production, protection of productive assets, and restoring or creating income generating activities to prevent negative or irreversible coping mechanisms.

30 May 2016 description

Key facts and figures

Humanitarian Needs Overview (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 people in need across all sectors

8.7 million people in need in the food security sector

Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2016

7.5 million people targeted*

6.3 million people per month with life sustaining food assistance

29 May 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Sunday 5/29/2016 - 21:08 GMT

The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in UN-brokered peace talks has announced his resignation, branding the stalled Geneva negotiations a failure on both the security and humanitarian fronts.

"The three rounds of talks were unsuccessful because of the stubbornness of the regime and its continued bombardments and aggressions towards the Syrian people," Mohammed Alloush, a member of the Saudi-backed rebel group Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam), said late Sunday in a statement on Twitter.

29 May 2016 description

SYRIA: FLASH UPDATE ON RECENT EVENTS
29 May 2016

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

In total, 139,764 people are displaced in northern and southern Syria due to developments between February through May 2016. This includes:

29 May 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Sunday 5/29/2016 - 10:03 GMT

Thousands of civilians have fled an offensive by the Islamic State group against non-jihadist rebels in northern Syria into territory controlled by a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance, a monitor said on Sunday.

The offensive against the towns of Marea and Azaz threatens to overrun the last swathe of territory in the east of Aleppo province held by non-jihadist rebels and bring IS to the doorstep of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin.