- OCHA Flash Update Syria Crisis – Hama No. 1 | 28 - March - 2017
- UNICEF Syria Crisis Situation Report February 2017
- WFP Syria Country Brief, February 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)
Oxfam and three Syrian organizations are calling on next week's Brussels Conference on Syria to recommit support to Syrians forced to flee, as more than five million Syrians -- or a quarter of the country’s pre-war population -- have crossed the border and registered as refugees in neighboring countries since 2011.
AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY
Your Royal Highnesses,
As salaam alaikum.
I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan for inviting me to address this important Summit of the League of Arab States.
Your Majesty, I was Prime Minister of Portugal when I first had the honour of meeting you.
Recognizing that education is fundamental to helping each and every child achieve their full potential, UNRWA has worked for over 60 years to ensure that Palestine refugee children have access to quality education. Since its operations began, UNRWA has educated three generations of refugees, or more than four million refugee children. Currently, UNRWA provides free basic education to over 500,000 Palestine refugee children and youth in 702 schools, 8 vocational training centres and 2 educational science faculties across the Agency’s five fields of operations.
This case study illustrates the article: "No eyes on the ground. MSF’s dilemmas of using third party medical data and patient testimonies"
Introduction and Background
Now entering its seventh year, the conflict in Syria continues to take a huge toll on the lives of children: almost 3 million children have never known anything but war in their short lives, 5.8 million boys and girls in Syria need humanitarian assistance and protection, with nearly 7 million living in poverty. Overall, around 2.8 million children are living in hard to reach areas, with over 280,000 children living under siege. In total, 2.7 million children are internally displaced.5
As the number of men, women and children fleeing six years of war in Syria passes the 5 million mark, the international community needs to do more to help them, the UN refugee chief said today.
“We still have a long road to travel in expanding resettlement and the number and range of complementary pathways available for refugees,” said Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
“To meet this challenge, we not only need additional places, but also need to accelerate the implementation of existing pledges.”
The European Union, through the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), has donated EUR 10 million (approximately US$ 10.6 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for its programmes in Syria, including education, health, technical and vocational education and training, microfinance and emergency cash assistance.
Following its publication of an article deemed blasphemous and insulting to Islam, a magazine along with several civil society offices were shut down in Duma with employees expressing concern for their well-being. There are indications that the incident is being used as an excuse to target civil society activists and humanitarian actors, reflecting concerns that some armed opposition groups are increasingly imposing restrictive measures on civilians and using opposition-run law enforcement bodies and courts to implement them.
Syrian government officials and opposition forces reached a deal this week to evacuate residents from four besieged towns: Foah and Kafraya, encircled by opposition fighters, and Madaya and Zabadani, surrounded by Syrian government forces and their allies. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has long documented the devastating health effects of sieges on civilian populations in places like Madaya. The organization said today this plan to force civilians from their homes – while appearing to bring relief – may constitute forcible displacement, an illegal strategy of warfare.
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 21 MARCH 2017)
1. The present report is the thirty-seventh submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2332 (2016) in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
1 Executive Summary
Policymakers, humanitarian professionals and scholars have increasingly acknowledged the ‘game changing’ potential of humanitarian technology.1 In Syria, it is a clear feature of humanitarian service delivery. Smartphones, WhatsApp, Facebook and Gmail provide Syrians in country and Syrian refugees with a link to family, news of the conflict and humanitarian support. For humanitarians and their organisations, internet-capable mobile hardware and abundant applications provide critical communication, monitoring and data collection tools.
March 29, 2017 6:38 AM
The Syrian government and rebels opposing President Bashar al-Assad have reached an agreement to evacuate civilians from towns besieged by fighters from both sides.
For several years, rebels have besieged the northwestern towns of Foua and Kefraya, while pro-government forces laid siege to Zabadani and Madaya near Damascus.
By Aron Lund, Freelance journalist and analyst specialising on Syria, and regular IRIN contributor
Toronto, ON- A UOSSM supported medical facility in Hama was put out of service today after it was hit by a rocket. The UOSSM Kafr Nabudah Medical Facility was attacked at approximately 1:30 p.m. Damascus time, causing damage to the building and putting it out of service. There was one minor injury to a staff member.
The building, foundation, generator, doors, windows and walls were all damaged, according to the Hama Health Directorate.
1. The present report gives an account of the activities of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) during the past three months, pursuant to the mandate contained in Security Council resolution 350 (1974) and extended in subsequent resolutions, most recently resolution 2330 (2016).
II. Situation in the area of operation and activities of the Force
4.9 million Refugees in the Region (Source: UNHCR)
2 million Assisted by WFP in February
Overall food consumption in the region was found to be stable through 2016 4th quarter monitoring exercises, with 78 percent of households surveyed having ‘acceptable’ food consumption following WFP assistance.
Increased clashes in northern and western Hama governorate have displaced up to 40,000 people to locations in Hama, Homs, Tartous and Lattakia governorates. Some internally displaced people (IDPs) are at risk of further displacement as the frontlines continue to shift.