- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, Statement to the Security Council on Syria, New York, 27 Aug 2015
- UNICEF: Severe water shortages compound the misery of millions in war-torn Syria
- UNRWA: Yarmouk Situation Update 41, 24 Aug 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- 2015 Strategic Response Plan: Syrian Arab Republic
- Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2015-2016: Regional Strategic Overview
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2015
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
Humanitarian Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 2.04 billion. The largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 908.8 million, followed by Yemen, Palestine and Iraq. In total, the appeals and HRPs are 32.1% funded.
The Syria Response Plan (SRP) and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) jointly requested US$ 7.42 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.5 billion (33.7%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 4.92 billion (66.3%).
Fighting continues to intensify across Syria, further increasing internal displacement and humanitarian needs. As of 31 July, almost 1.2 million people have been internally displaced this year alone, Many have been repeatedly displaced, while hundreds of thousands have fled to neighboring countries, and beyond. Humanitarian access remains very limited to the estimated 422,000 people most in need who are living in besieged areas.
Changing Dynamics and Fresh largescale Displacements
The first six months of 2015 has seen fresh fighting, changing dynamics and the massive displacement of over 1 million people, some multiple times, throughout Syria.
GAZIANTEP, 2 September 2015 (IRIN) - In Syria's brutal civil war, the announcement in late January that the country had effectively beaten polio again was a rare bright spot. It was the result of an unprecedented vaccination campaign in almost all areas of the country, including in the vast eastern region controlled by so-called Islamic State (ISIS).
But even this small achievement is now threatened as the Islamist militants have cracked down on aid groups, and others have been scared off by counter-terrorism measures.
Damascus, Syria | AFP | Wednesday 9/2/2015 - 14:56 GMT |
Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said.
"Terrorists detonated a car laden with many explosives at noon (0900 GMT) in Hamam square in Latakia, killing 10 people," the official SANA news agency reported.
It said the explosion had also wounded 25 people and caused significant damage to nearby cars and buildings.
Geneva / Damascus – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the civilian population in the city of Aleppo is undergoing enormous suffering because of deliberate cuts to water and electricity supplies. Around two million people live in the city but many, on both sides of the front lines, are having severe difficulty in accessing water.
Near Idomeni , Greece | AFP | Wednesday 9/2/2015 - 09:35 GMT
by Serene ASSIR
"However hard you try, you just can't imagine how hard this journey is for me," says Abu Fahed, 25, who lost both his legs in a bombing and is fleeing Syria's war through the Balkans in a wheelchair.
1 September 2015 | Issue No. 43
UNRWA conducted humanitarian operations in Yalda today, providing vital healthcare to civilians displaced from Yarmouk and host communities.
UNRWA medical personnel established a health point in Yalda, treating 330 patients over the course of the day. This included 9 suspected cases of typhoid and 1 case of scabies.
In recent weeks, the upsurge of Syrians seeking asylum in European countries has overwhelmed existing capacity. According to UNHCR, as of July 2015 almost 350,000 Syrians have applied for asylum in Europe since the conflict in Syria began, nearly half applying in Germany and Sweden and one third in Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands combined.
Analysis Period: 28 December 2014 to 29 August 2015
On 7 August 2015, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2235 (2015), in which the Council reiterated its condemnation in the strongest terms of any use of any toxic chemical, such as chlorine, as a chemical weapon in the Syrian Arab Republic and expressed its determination to identify those responsible for those acts.
Razan is a 30-year-old accountant lives with her mother in the Syrian city of Salamiyah. Racha Chamoun, Oxfam Public Health Promotion Officer in Syria, reports on how Oxfam is working to improve access to water for people like her.
"My life is based around the need to get water. Sometimes I skip work or stay up all night, turning the domestic water pump on and off, just waiting for water to come out of the tap."
Before the war, Razan took a bath whenever she wanted, but now with the water shortage Razan takes a bath only once a week.
BALTIMORE, MD, September 1, 2015 — Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is scaling up its response to the alarming crisis in the Balkans where thousands of Syrian refugees and other migrants are arriving every day in hopes of reaching the European Union (EU). CRS is working with our Church partners in Greece, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia to provide immediate assistance, including food, water, access to sanitation, medical care and legal services.
40% of the victim’s rate is women and children
During this month, the rate of targeted women and children by government forces has reached 40%, which is strong indicator that government forces deliberately and indiscriminately targets civilians. Further, the number of victims killed by ISIL reached 95 individuals, including 81 civilians; most of them were from Deir Al Zour.
This report includes the death toll of those who were killed by major conflict parties in Syria:
Syria - At least 3,900 families are believed to have fled escalating violence in the Syrian governorates of Homs and Hama, following the fall of the town of Al Qaryateen to ISIL insurgents. Al Qaryateen, in Homs governorate, is strategically located at a crossroads between northern and southern parts of Syria.
Kuwait City, 1 September 2015
As prepared for delivery
Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to this fifth meeting of the Syria Top Donors Group.
Washington, DC - On Saturday, government aerial attacks killed 37 civilians, 19 of them members of one family, in Douma, East Ghouta. They were killed in airstrikes that targeted a residential area not far from the busy market where government airstrikes killed 112 people last Sunday. There were an additional 126 civilians injured in the attacks on Saturday, 32 of them children. Victims were referred to the SAMS-supported field hospital in Douma.
Washington, DC - More than 50 shells fell on civilian areas in Mare'e, northern Aleppoon Friday. Following these attacks, a SAMS field hospital in Mare'e received numerous patients with shrapnel wounds and more than 23 civilians exhibiting symptoms of chemical exposure. Initial symptoms included respiratory irritation, wheezing, coughing, vomiting, irritation and redness of the eyes and mucous membranes, skin irritation, and severe itching. The 23 civilians who suffered from exposure displayed skin blisters and lesions, with doctors identifying the agent to be mustard gas.
In Aleppo, one of the hardest hit areas of the Syrian conflict, the situation for children remains extremely precarious. The destruction of health care services, a lack of electricity, water shortages and mass population displacements place children at an increased risk of communicable diseases due to poor hygiene and disrupted access to treatment facilities. As telecom cables and broadcasting towers lie in ruins, community-based outreach programmes are one of the few remaining sources of information for a population left to their own devices.