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18 Aug 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

SUMMARY

Since 6 June 2017, conflict between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been ongoing across Ar-Raqqa city, comprising a ground advancement within the city as well as airstrikes in and around the area. Since the start of the fighting, the SDF has taken control of the outer neighbourhoods of the city, recently entering neighbourhoods in Ar-Raqqa’s Old City.

18 Aug 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in July 2017, referring to the situation in June 2017.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR continues its strategic shift from the distribution of in-kind relief items to the provision of humanitarian cash assistance to refugees, primarily through ATM cards and vouchers.

These programmes target the most vulnerable and are linked to UNHCR’s innovative biometric iris scan registration system, to increase efficiency and reduce overheads and the risk of fraud.

Cash assistance provides greater dignity and choice for refugees, while providing benefits to the local economies where refugees are spending the cash they receive under these programmes.

18 Aug 2017 description
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DAMASCUS, 18 August 2017 – UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and partners have completed the first round of a vaccination campaign in response to the recent outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in Syria. The campaign provided vital protection against the disease to more than 355,000 children under five years old in the Governorates of Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa, where violence has made access especially difficult.

18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE

More people have died delivering aid in Syria than anywhere else in 2017, an analysis by international aid organisation CARE Australia has found.

New figures reveal 80 aid workers have been killed this year, including 29 in Syria where there has been intense fighting since 2011.

“Syria is the most dangerous place on earth to be an aid worker,” said CARE Australia’s Gender in Emergencies Specialist Isadora Quay.

17 Aug 2017 description

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 8 AUGUST 2017)

  • 968,318 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:

17 Aug 2017 description

WHO urgently requires US$ 20 million to scale up its response in north-east Syria and meet the critical health needs of civilians remaining in Ar-Raqqa and displaced populations in all locations

17 Aug 2017 description

These dashboards reflect selected aggregate achievements of 3RP regional sectoral indicators on the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 240 partners involved in the 3RP Inter-Agency Appeal in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Indicators are regionally aggregated and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-2017.

17 Aug 2017 description

Summary

During July 2017, eight incidents of violence against health care were reported. Of these, seven have been verified and one is still being verified. Among the verified attacks, four incidents were identified on specialized surgery and maternity hospitals.

17 Aug 2017 description

In July, The security situation in the country in July continued to negatively affect the livelihoods of Palestine refugee civilians in Syria. In the south, Dera’a camp and Dera’a city experienced a relatively calm situation in comparison to previous months because of the ceasefire agreement that was implemented at the beginning of the month.

17 Aug 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP delivered food assistance for 4.2 million people in all 14 governorates in Syria, achieving 101 percent of its monthly plan.

  • WFP delivered food assistance for over 197,700 people in hard-to-reach locations through five crossline inter-agency convoys.

  • According to the 2017 WFP/FAO CFSAM report, released in late July, ten million people are in need of food assistance.

17 Aug 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in July 2017, referring to the situation in June 2017.

17 Aug 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in July 2017, referring to the situation in June 2017.

17 Aug 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

This multi-sector needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in July 2017, referring to the situation in June 2017.

17 Aug 2017 description

by Alice Debarre

Last week, war crimes expert Carla Del Ponte resigned from her position as head of the United Nations’ International Commission of Inquiry for Syria, declaring that “there is no justice for Syria” and lamenting the “lack of political backing” for the commission’s work. While those trends would appear to be undisputed at present, the resignation comes as cautious progress is being made on a mechanism hailed as potentially securing long-term accountability in Syria.

16 Aug 2017 description
report Theirworld

A UNICEF Syria education specialist tells of the agency's efforts to repair damaged classrooms and get as many children into school as possible.

Nearly 200 schools in Syria reopened during the first half of 2017 - allowing thousands of children to return to education in the war-torn nation.

But 1.75 million children remain out of school and the education sector has lost 150,000 personnel, which has drastically affected the quality of schooling.

16 Aug 2017 description

Highlights:

  • (10) AFP cases were detected during this week; in Deir-ez-Zor (4), Homs (2), Damascus (2), Aleppo (1), & Rural Damascus (1).

  • (44) SM cases were reported during this week; (8) from Deir-ez-Zor, and (6) from each of Damascus, Hama, and Ar-Raqqa.

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