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24 Jul 2017 description

Response

Protection Monitoring: nine organizations carried out protection monitoring in the month of June, conducting 375 KI interviews in 39 communities across seven governorates (Aleppo, Al Hassakeh, Ar Raqqa, Hama, Homs, Idleb and Rural Damascus). The Protection Monitoring Interactive Dashboard displays protection risks and threats reported across time and geographic area, in the categories of Basic Needs, Rights, Demographics, Incidents, and Vulnerability, and is viewable here.

24 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ERBID, Jordan, July 23 (KUNA) -- Some 174 Syrian students graduated from Jordan's Queen Rania Center at Yarmouk University after receiving grants worth a total USD 700,000 from Kuwait.

Addressing the ceremony, Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij reiterated the country's leading humanitarian role in support of the "Syrian brothers," inspired by Kuwait's political leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

23 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • Displacements from and within Ar-Raqqa Governorate continued due to heavy fighting and airstrikes. An estimated 202,702 people have been displaced since 1 April, including 32,510 since 1 June.

  • As of 11 July, estimates indicate that between 20,000 and 50,000 people remain inside Raqqa city.

  • As of 11 July, Ar-Raqqa city is militarily surrounded by the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF). Unverified reports, state that between 20 and 30 per cent of Raqqa city has been taken over by SDF forces.

23 Jul 2017 description

Syria and Russia have announced agreement on a cease-fire in an area that is a stronghold of opposition forces near the capital, Damascus.

The Syrian military command the Russian Defense Ministry said separately on July 22 that a truce would begin in Eastern Ghouta, one of the last bastions for forces in western Syria fighting against troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

The Syrian army said in a report by the state SANA news agency that after days of heavy air strikes it would "halt fighting in some areas of Eastern Ghouta" from July 22.

21 Jul 2017 description

Syria: The PH&CCD Directorates-MOH & WHO

Highlights:

  • (4) AFP cases were reported during this week, (3) cases from Al-Mayadin in Deir-ez-Zor, (1) case from Rural Damascus.  A notable decrease in SM cases reported for three consecutive weeks.

  • (58) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week: from Ar-Raqqa (17), Damascus (17), Deirez-Zor (14), and Dar’a (6)

Completeness & Timeliness of Reporting

21 Jul 2017 description

On July 18, another shipment of humanitarian aid has been airlifted to Syria by the Czech Army as part of a joint project of Czech Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense as well as the Czech Red Cross (CRC). The aid was forwarded by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Syria Eva Filipi and Director of the CRC Office Josef Konečný to the representatives of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). The SARC provides health care to about two million persons in 144 facilities.

20 Jul 2017 description

SNHR has published its periodic death toll report for the month of June 2017 in which it documented the killing of 5381 civilians in the first half of 2017 at the hands of the parties to the conflict in Syria. The report sheds light on the de-escalation zones agreement that went into effect on May 6, 2017, after it was announced at the end of the fourth round of negotiations that was held between Russian, Turkish, and Iranian representatives, who attended as the sponsoring states of Ankara Ceasefire Agreement.

20 Jul 2017 description

Highlights:

  • Escalated fighting in Ar-Raqqa severely impacts markets functionality leading to increase in food basket cost.

  • In Ar-Raqqa city, the price of one kg of rice reached SYP 900, representing an increase of 12 percent compared to May level and 72 percent compared to national average.

  • The average retail price of rice is higher by ten percent in hard-to-reach markets and 77 percent in besieged Deir-ez-Zor markets compared to national level average.

19 Jul 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 19 July 2017

The European Union announced it will provide €1.5 million to support the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in Syria.

19 Jul 2017 description
report International Alert

Summary:

This report examines the gendered vulnerabilities and realities faced by Syrians in this time of war and displacement, and what these may mean for future peacebuilding. As the Syrian war enters its seventh year, we explore some of the main gendered impacts of the violent conflict – for those who remain in the country and those displaced. We also examine the gendered dynamics of recruitment into armed groups as well as engagement in these groups more broadly.

19 Jul 2017 description

1, 186.8 M funding gap for the Syria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

19 Jul 2017 description

Summary

New cVDPV2 cases this week: 4

Total number of cVDPV2 cases: 27

Outbreak grade: 3

Index case

Onset of paralysis: 3 March 2017

Location: Mayadeen district, Deir Ez - Zor

Age: 22 months

Vaccination status: 2 OPV doses/zero IPV

Most recent cases: Mayadeen district, Deir Ez - Zor

Onset of paralysis: 6 June 2017

Age: 8 months

Vaccination status: 1 OPV/zero IPV Tell Abyad district, Raqqa

18 Jul 2017 description

WHO is launching an integrated primary health care (PHC) network to improve health services in northern Syria. Working with 6 Syrian nonprofit health partners, WHO’s field office in Gaziantep, Turkey, is mapping communities and health services to streamline and organize the network.

18 Jul 2017 description

GOOD RAINS BRING SOME HOPE FOR WAR-TORN SYRIANS

Wheat harvest improves on last year but still drastically short

ROME / DAMASCUS – Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the war, two UN agencies warned today.

17 Jul 2017 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).