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Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos Statement to the press on Syria

Today I briefed the Security Council on the situation of the millions of Syrians in desperate need of aid and protection, and on progress in implementing resolutions 2139 and 2165 on humanitarian access in Syria.

Attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue in flagrant violation of the most basic principles of international humanitarian and human rights law.

In addition attacks on medical facilities are at their highest levels since December 2012.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Somali Refugees Find an Unlikely Home … In Istanbul

By Hannah Tayson

ISTANBUL, Jul 29 2014 (IPS) - Among the labyrinth of winding narrow streets just outside a major shopping centre in the Kumkapi neighbourhood of Istanbul is a rundown road, congested with shops and apartments stacked atop one another.

Cars somehow manage to come barrelling down the street as people slowly move to the narrow pavement already full of food carts and clothes strewn out on blankets for sale. Trash lazily rolls past groups of men engaged in conversation while sitting on buckets or leaning against shop windows. The area feels oddly serene.

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Council scales up humanitarian assistance for Syria

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European Union

In reaction to the continuing deterioration of the situation in Syria, the Council today approved 1 the increase of humanitarian and development assistance.

The Council backed a Commission proposal (12055/14) to increase humanitarian assistance by 50 million €, bringing the total humanitarian support for Syria to 150 million € in 2014. This is to address the most pressing needs of the most vulnerable persons inside Syria and in the neighbour countries. The additional support is notably aimed at helping health care services, providing medicines and scaling up water supply.

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Understanding the needs of Syrian and Turkish adolescents in Gaziantep, Turkey to support personal resilience - Report

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Mercy Corps

Now in its fourth year, the conflict in Syria has reache d a boiling point: Mercy Corps ech oes UNICEF’s recent call to action by the international community: in its No Lost Ge neration report, UNICEF highlights the critical education and protection needs of the 4.6 million childre n and adolescents inside Syria and in th e neighboring countries affected by the ongoing crisis. Mercy Corps works with over one million young people in over 20 countries, including Turkey, Iraq,

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Syria Crisis Common Context Analysis

A product of the Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning (CALL) Initiative, this paper aims to save evaluation teams time and research, and avoid unnecessary duplication.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 09 - 22 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Food assistance reaches Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh

  • 12-truck WFP convoy departs for Deir-ez-Zor city

  • Nutrition programme for displaced women launched in Homs and Lattakia

  • Ramadan distributions in Jordan conclude ahead of Eid

  • WFP monitoring shows most refugees in camps in Turkey to be food secure

  • In Egypt, Carrefour provides 3 percent discount on purchases with WFP e-card

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Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 13 -19 July

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 14 July, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2165 on humanitarian access to Syria. The resolution is intended to facilitate the delivery of aid in line with the approach pursued by UN humanitarian agencies, which aims at providing humanitarian assistance to persons need throughout Syria, through the most direct routes. Specifically, the resolution authorizes the UN to use four border crossing points (two at the Turkish, one at the Jordan and one at the Iraqi borders) in addition to those already in use.

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UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 23 July 2014

Highlights

● On 22 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 218,744. AFAD reported that during the period of 21-22 July 2014, a total of 267 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 289 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis 8 - 21 July 2014

Highlights:

  • Syria: IOM successfully reached the besieged area of Madamiyet Elsham as well as affected areas in the eastern and northern parts of Madamiyeh in Rural Damascus and assisted around 25,000 displaced and affected individuals through the provision of 5,000 hygiene kits.

  • Iraq: IOM distributed 32 In-Kind Grants (IKG) for Syrian refugees living in Darashakran Camp, Erbil. Since the beginning of the crisis, 1,635 individuals have benefitted from IOM’s livelihood assistance.

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First UN aid convoy enters Syria from Turkey

Nine trucks were carrying food, shelter, water and sanitation supplies crossed the border under a new UN-authorized plan to send relief without without the consent of the Damascus regime.

Agence France-Presse:

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UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 21 July 2014

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● On 20 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 219,086. AFAD reported that during the period of 18-20 July 2014, a total of 761 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 733 Syrians voluntarily returned to Syria.

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Balkan armies promise greater co-operation in catastrophes

Nine Balkan militaries agree to jointly assist the civilian population in times of disasters.

By Miki Trajkovski for Southeast European Times in Skopje -- 22/07/14

In the wake of damaging flooding in Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) this year, military leaders of nine countries in southeast Europe are promising to work together to co-ordinate emergency response to future natural disasters.

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Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy

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The first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever in the Middle East has been completed, reaching 25 million children in seven countries. But repeated vaccination rounds are necessary to end the spread of polio.

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UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 18 July 2014

Highlights

● On 17 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 219,084. AFAD reported that during the period of 16-17 July 2014, a total of 58 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 269 Syrians voluntarily returned to Syria.

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UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 22 July 2014

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● On 21 July 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 218,766. AFAD reported that during the period of 20-21 July 2014, a total of 44 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 364 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.