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01 Feb 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

BEIRUT, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of longtime Palestinian refugees in a camp on the outskirts of the Syrian capital have been cut off from United Nations emergency aid for nearly two months by armed groups that are preventing access, a U.N. official said.

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31 Jan 2015 description

SUMMARY

174,027 IDPs residing in 147 IDP settlements in the northern governorate of Idleb, Aleppo, Ar-Raqqa, Latakia and Deir-Ez-Zour.

72.54% IDPs in IDP sids are located in Idlib governorate, 25.41% located in Aleppo , 1.11% in Latkia , 0.6% located in Deir-ez-Zor and 0.34% in Ar-Raqqa

31 Jan 2015 description

Kirkuk, Iraq | AFP | Saturday 1/31/2015 - 11:01 GMT

by Marwan Ibrahim

Iraqi Kurdish forces and police retook an oil field in Kirkuk province Saturday that was seized by the Islamic State group overnight, and freed 24 workers who had been taken captive, officers said.

"Peshmerga forces and police cleared the Khubbaz (oil) field a little while ago and were able to enter it after surrounding it for hours," police Brigadier General Sarhad Qader said of the fighting, adding that they also retook eight villages.

30 Jan 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:54 GMT

By Osman Orsal

KOBANI, Syria, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return soon.

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30 Jan 2015 description
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Source: Reuters - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:06 GMT

GENEVA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Syrian authorities and insurgents have allowed the Red Cross to deliver growing amounts of aid under local ceasefires since August, in a possible harbinger of reconciliation in the civil war, an ICRC official said on Thursday.

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29 Jan 2015 description

With the humanitarian situation worsening every day, growing numbers of people inside Syria and refugees in neighbouring countries are in need of assistance. The European Union is increasing its assistance to the Syria crisis by €136 million in humanitarian funding, half of which will go to needs inside Syria via cross-border assistance from neighbouring countries, and the other half to Syrian refugees and host communities in neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

29 Jan 2015 description

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In Egypt, RRP partners continued the implementation of the socio‐economic assessment, with interviews being carried out in Greater Cairo and preparations underway for the start of interviews in Alexandria and Damietta. Training was also carried out on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Livelihoods for 16 caseworkers from partner agencies implementing the graduation project. At the end of the third quarter of 2014, almost 550 individuals had been employed and 370 supported to start a business.

29 Jan 2015 description

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In Egypt, 97,312 beneficiaries were reached with food assistance in November, with more than USD 2.7 million injected into the local economy through food vouchers during the month.

29 Jan 2015 description

Planned response based on full funding of RRP6 for an expected population of 3.59 million Syrian refugees in the region by end‐2014. As at end‐November 2014, there were 3.29 million refugees in the region and the overall RRP6 appeal was 53% funde

29 Jan 2015 description

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

Projects to enhance social cohesion take on a wide variety of forms across the region. In Egypt, the Outa Hamra (Red Tomatoes) Troupe, composed of Egyptian, Syrian, and European artists, gave a performance during October on personal stories and songs from different cultures to a large audience from the Syrian and Egyptian communities. The troupe’s performances are part of a Community Support Project (CSP) which aims to engage impacted Egyptian communities and refugees from different countries through theatre and other artistic events.