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26 Jul 2016 description

1,965 Syrian refugee and Turkish beneficiaries received Livelihoods training this month

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

UNDP: The glass bead, Turkish Language courses, and Foreign Trade course are ongoing with Gaziantep Municipality and the Chamber of Industry. The Gaziantep Chamber of Industry Vocational Education and Training Center Business and Operations plan was reviewed by its members, UNDP and Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce to improve sustainability of the center.

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Between the beginning of the off-camp programme in July 2015 and the end of June 2016, 130,000 Syrians received their WFP/TRC (Turkish Red Crescent) e-card. In addition, WFP continued to support 150,000 Syrians through its e-card programme in eleven camps in the south-east of Turkey.

  • WFP is working with its strategic partner the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC), in coordination with the Government of Turkey, to assist 585,000 Syrians living in host communities, by December 2016.

WFP Assistance

26 Jul 2016 description
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Message from the Director

26 Jul 2016 description

During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, many non-religious events may be rescheduled. However, volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Turkey stick to set dates every month for aid distributions, and the date of this month, coming at the end of Ramadan, went ahead as planned. Around 3,000 households of Syrian families (about 20,000 people) displaced in Istanbul, rely on the monthly cash cards given by Tzu Chi.

26 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.

25 Jul 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production decreased from last year’s record harvest

  • Higher cereal imports forecast in 2016/17, exports expected to remain stable

  • Aggregate food price index increases

Cereal production decreased from last year’s record harvest

25 Jul 2016 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016.

RRP requirements: $669,867,115

Funding received: $359,451,048

% funded: 54%

22 Jul 2016 description
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242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,977 dead/missing
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Jul 2016 description

240.884 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.954 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 7/18/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

21 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• June witnessed a significant escalation of conflict across Syria and the subsequent pattern of new and deepening humanitarian needs could continue and even intensify through July unless Geneva talks regain traction.

• In Syria in June UNICEF reached around 96,690 people in seven besieged areas and more than 279,600 people in 38 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving and critical services.

• The cross-border round of the nation-wide immunization campaign is ongoing in Syria and as of June reached around 722,000 children.

21 Jul 2016 description

WHO delivered 45 medical devices to fully equip the hospital in Suruc Refugee Camp, which currently accommodated around 28 thousand people.

IOM continues with its support to DWWT – Primary Health Care Center in Istanbul / Fatih.

21 Jul 2016 description

By Lucia Sconosciuto

New financing to improve local services and support for small firms in refugee hosting communities

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has moved to the next stage of its refugee response plan that aims to strengthen the economies of Jordan and Turkey as they deal with the influx of millions of people displaced by the conflict in Syria.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.