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03 Aug 2015 description
report IHH

Syrians are in horrible conditions due to the conflict, which has been going on for years. Over the last four years 300.000 people lost their lives. Since day one of the attacks, IHH has been delivering aid to the Syrian refugees.

Two coordination centres for logistics were set up in Reyhanlı and Kilis. On 30th July 2015 a big fire broke out in Reyhanlı centre from where 15-20 aid trucks are heading to the refugee camps inside Syria daily.

01 Aug 2015 description

Year of Establishment

The Turkey Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) is a multi-donor country based pooled fund established in 2014 following UN Security Resolutions 2139 and 2165. The HPF supports projects and activities in line with priorities and objectives of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP). It aims to provide flexible and timely resources to partners thereby expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increasing humanitarian access, and strengthening partnerships.

Objectives

01 Aug 2015 description

UN Security Council Resolution 2139

On 22 February 2014, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2139 which, among other aspects demands that all parties allow rapid, safe and unhindered access by UN humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners to people in need. Humanitarian assistance is to be delivered by the most direct route whether across borders or across conflict lines.

01 Aug 2015 description

UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191

Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2191 (2014), the UN Security Council decided that United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners could continue until 10 January 2016 with notification to the Syrian authorities, to use the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha in addition to those already in use as originally authorized by resolution 2165 (2014). It also renewed the mandate of the Monitoring Mechanism created by that resolution in order to ensure compliance.

01 Aug 2015 description

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Saturday 8/1/2015 - 18:18 GMT

Turkey on Saturday said it has opened an investigation into claims that several civilians were killed in an air strike against militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

Iraqi Kurdish officials said Saturday six people had been killed in a pre-dawn strike by Turkish war planes on the village of Zarkel in northern Iraq.

Pro-Kurdish media described the attack as a "massacre" which had left at least nine civilians dead.

01 Aug 2015 description

KILIS, Turkey, July 30 (UNHCR) – For a woman who fled war and arrived in Turkey wearing flip-flops, Najlaa Sheekh has come a long way. Today, as the driving force behind the only known Syrian-run women's community centre in southeast Turkey, she is proving just how far.

Najlaa's journey began in the midst of Syria's civil war, when armed men raided the apartment block in Damascus where she was living with her two sons. Grabbing them, she hid in the elevator until the men left. Then she escaped to Aleppo.

01 Aug 2015 description

Friday, July 31, 2015

USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Agency for International Development announced today a $65 million contribution through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to allow the organization to continue to reach an estimated 4 million Syrians inside the country and approximately 1.6 million refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Egypt. This contribution will help keep WFP programs operating through November and avert an imminent shutdown.

01 Aug 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Over the hot summer months UNICEF is continuing to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene response in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Syria UNICEF, with sector partners, is supporting water access in areas where control of water is increasingly being used in the war in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Dara governorates. UNICEF is providing water trucking, rehabilitation of wells and fuel to power systems.

31 Jul 2015 description

Athens, Greece | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 19:32 GMT

Migrants trying to sail from Turkey to Greece are increasingly reporting being attacked by gunmen trying to prevent them from reaching Europe, according to multiple sources.

The reports came as the UN's refugee agency on Friday said Greece's infrastructure was falling "far short" of the needs of the 109,000 migrants who have arrived in the country this year, fleeing war, poverty and persecution.

31 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • The ETC radio training mission in Turkey trained 88 humanitarian staff in Ankara and Gaziantep.

  • Approval is still pending from Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to import telecommunications equipment to support the humanitarian community in Syria.

  • The new ETC website went live on 02 July 2015.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

29 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

BEIRUT, 29 July 2015 (IRIN) - In the past week, Turkey has gone from an unhappy observer in the Syrian civil war to a full-blown combatant. Following two attacks by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), the country has begun a bombing campaign targeting both the Islamist militants in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Iraq.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also allowed the United States to use the Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey in its bombing campaign against ISIS.

29 Jul 2015 description

Ministry of National Education conducts Grade 12 validation examination

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

One of the 3RP outputs in the education sector is to support the provision of valid certification and documentation of academic achievement to Syrian refugee children. On 27 June the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) conducted a Grade 12 validation examination for Syrian students who had completed Grade 12 through Temporary Education Centres (TECs).

29 Jul 2015 description

EMOC and MISP trainings conducted in June 2015.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Gaziantep University and Yıldırım Beyazıt University, WHO plans to conduct two refugee health professionals’ trainings for 2015. The curriculum and training materials are completed and aim at Syrian refugee doctors and nurses integration to Turkish healthcare system to delivery health services for Syrian patient. The Refugee Doctors Adaptation Training (ReDAT) is planned to be conducted in August 2015 in Gaziantep.