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30 Jun 2016 description

Amman, Jordan, 30 June 2016 – Around 60,000 people who are stuck in extremely harsh conditions close to Jordan’s northeastern border with Syria need humanitarian aid to be resumed immediately, and international protection has to be offered, medical humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday.

30 Jun 2016 description

The dashboard from the Food Security Sector is for April actuals for Sector Objective 1 in regards to food assistance and Sector Objectives 2 and 3 in regards to agriculture, livelihoods and services. The dashboard also has the response recorded in April by all partners who reported to the sector in the Hard to Reach and Besieged locations.

Furthermore, please also find Food Security Sector’s online interactive map showing April data for all sector objectives as well as June plans based on partners inputs.

29 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

29 June 2016 – The United Nations envoy mediating a resolution to the crisis in Syria today said that the next round of the intra-Syrian talks must be well prepared to ensure the possibility of moving forward with the decisive outcome of a political transition in August.

29 Jun 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12425

7726th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

The Security Council today decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) until 31 December, noting with concern that the situation in the Middle East was tense and was likely to remain so until a comprehensive settlement could be reached.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2294 (2016), the 15-member Council strongly condemned the continued fighting in the area of separation, and called upon the parties concerned to implement its resolution 338 (1973).

29 Jun 2016 description

June 29th, 2016 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is pursuing its Ramadan Iftar program in 13 countries, at a total cost of QR 7,839,000, distributing Ramadan Iftar meals and food packages to poor families in Syria, Iraq, and Sudan.

In Syria, QRCS and Social Development International (SDI) have implemented a Ramadan Iftar project in Rif Dimashq, distributing 2,000 meals per day in four districts.

Other benefits of the project include running a number of catering hubs, creating jobs, and purchasing all materials from the local market.

29 Jun 2016 description

Damascus, Syria | AFP | Wednesday 6/29/2016 - 12:28 GMT

A convoy of food and medicine entered two besieged Syrian towns near Damascus on Wednesday, the first aid delivered to them since 2012, the International Committee of the Red Cross told AFP.

The towns of Zamalka and Erbin were the last besieged areas in Syria to receive humanitarian aid, after the UN delivered assistance to the other 16 earlier this year.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said it was delivering 37 trucks of aid in partnership with the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

29 Jun 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Wednesday 6/29/2016 - 09:59 GMT

A car bomb killed at least 10 people on Wednesday in a Syrian town near the Turkish border held by US-backed Kurdish-led forces, a monitoring group said.

Another nine people were wounded in the attack in Tal Abyad, which was captured from the Islamic State group by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and allied Arab groups in June last year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

29 Jun 2016 description
map UNOSAT

Analysis with Deimos-2 Data Acquired 26 June 2016, GeoEye-1 Data Acquired 23 May 2016, and Multiple Previous Images

28 Jun 2016 description

In Syria, high inflation, combined with an estimated unemployment rate of 57 per cent, is compounding the economic hardship felt by Syrians and Palestinians alike. For most Palestine refugees, their earned income is often insufficient to cover the most basic needs. The UNRWA cash assistance programme therefore remains one of the most critical forms of emergency support.

27 Jun 2016 description

SNHR has published its annual report on torture practices inside detention centers and the victims of torture toll. The report was published on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture entitled: “The Rest of detainees must be Rescued”

27 Jun 2016 description

DAMASCUS – Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Before the conflict in Syria, Tartous farmers grew up to 1 million tons of tomatoes yearly for local consumption and export. However, many lost their farming capacity due to the crisis in Syria since 2011 that has forced over 9 million people into food insecurity.

26 Jun 2016 description
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AMMAN, 26 June 2016- According to UNICEF’s local partners in Syria, 25 children were reportedly killed yesterday in air-strikes on al-Quriyah town, in the eastern countryside of Deir-ez-Zor.

Three attacks reportedly hit heavily crowded areas including a mosque during prayer time. Health workers were reported to have pulled bodies of children out from under the rubble.

Amid an intensification of violence, attacks on children in Syria are becoming commonplace with callous disregard for the lives of children.