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20 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ANKARA, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- Some 18 trucks laden with humanitarian aid crossed into Syria from the southern Turkish province of Hatay, the Kuwaiti Society for Relief announced on Thursday. Director General of Kuwaiti Society for Relief Abdulaziz Al-Obaid told KUNA that the trucks carried basic necessities including food baskets, heaters and mattresses for needy Syrian families.

Moreover, he said that the aid is part of Kuwait's efforts to mitigate the misery the Syrian people are mired in, as he thanked all those involved in such benevolent deeds.

19 Jan 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

As the Syrian conflict enters its sixth year, civilian populations inside Syria face continued violence, food insecurity and limited access to basic services. Restrictions on access and move ment make besieged and hard to reach communities particularly vulnerable as populations face additional every-day challenges. Understanding the impact of access restrictions on the humanitarian situation is a critical component of a unified and coordinated response amongst humanitarian actors, aiming to support most vulnerable communities.

19 Jan 2017 description

JE: Thank you very much. This fifth cruel war winter is the worst so far for the civilian population of Syria. An exhausted civilian population is still trapped, with no escape, we are still unable to reach hundreds and hundreds of thousands. It is positive that this current cessation of hostilities is saving lives in many areas, however, fighting has been tremendous in other areas and thousands of new families have been displaced, including in the Wadi Barada valley, close to Damascus.

19 Jan 2017 description

Statement on Supporting Community Resilience in Syria coinciding with the launch of the United Nations Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in response to the Syrian Crisis in Helsinki on January 24, 2017.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

The United Nations has been invited to attend Syrian peace talks scheduled to begin Monday in the Kazakh capital of Astana.

A U.N. spokeswomen said Thursday that Secretary General Antonio Guterres asked Syrian envoy Staffan de Mistura to attend the negotiations "in light of the complexity and importance of the issues likely to be raised in Astana."

19 Jan 2017 description

The child protection sector in Syria is comprised of approximately 58 partners including, UN, INGO, Syrian NGO and government agencies operating in 13 governorates. The sector works to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children through strengthening community-based child protection programming, including psychosocial support, provision of specialized child protection services, mine/explosive remnants of war risk education and strengthening the capacity of frontline workers and volunteers to respond to child protection issues

19 Jan 2017 description

The child protection sector in Syria is comprised of approximately 58 partners including, UN, INGO, Syrian NGO and government agencies operating in 13 governorates. The sector works to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children through strengthening community-based child protection programming, including psychosocial support, provision of specialized child protection services, mine/explosive remnants of war risk education and strengthening the capacity of frontline workers and volunteers to respond to child protection issues.

18 Jan 2017 description

With no chairs or desks, around 250 children huddled in classrooms on mats

By Khalil Ashawi

AL-RAI, Syria, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Sifting through ripped up textbooks and writing on broken whiteboards, Syrian children returned this week to a dilapidated small-town school that was used by Islamic State militants as a prison for more than two years.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

18 Jan 2017 description
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The UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria Ali Al-Za’tari approved US$19 million from the Syria Humanitarian Fund to sustain immediate life-saving and early recovery assistance for tens of thousands of people in Aleppo.

18 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected damage east of the city of Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 02 April 2016, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 17,043 affected structures within and around the Jobar neighborhood and the city of Irbin. Approximately 4,492 of these were destroyed, 7,032 severely damaged, and 5,525 moderately damaged.

18 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density east of the city of Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 02 April 2016, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 17,043 affected structures within and around the Jobar neighborhood and the city of Irbin. Approximately 4,492 of these were destroyed, 7,032 severely damaged, and 5,525 moderately damaged.

18 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected damage and destruction in a portion of the city of Hama, Hama Governorate, Syria. Using satellite imagery acquired 06 July and 30 June 2016, 05 March 2014, 26 September 2013, and 06 August 2010, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 5,968 affected structures, of which 4,969 were destroyed, 345 severely damaged, and 654 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.

18 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Daraa, Syrian Arab Republic. Using satellite imagery acquired 16 April 2016, 04 June 2015, 01 May 2014, 07 September 2013, and 14 December 2010, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 1089 affected structures, of which 174 were destroyed, 384 severely damaged, and 531 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. Trend analysis shows an increase in the number of damaged structures since 04 June 2015 and 232 structures are newly damaged.

18 Jan 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite-detected damage density in the city of Hama, Hama Governorate, Syria. Using satellite imagery acquired 06 July and 30 June 2016, 05 March 2014, 26 September 2013, and 06 August 2010, UNITAR - UNOSAT identified a total of 5,968 affected structures, of which 4,969 were destroyed, 345 severely damaged, and 654 moderately damaged. This analysis does not include pre-war military bases and facilities. This analysis was done as part of the REACH initiative for the U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.