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28 Mar 2017 description

On visit to Jordan, Secretary General António Guterres warns that failure to address Syria crisis risks playing into hands of extremist groups.

By: Charlie Dunmore

ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to increase its support for Syrian refugees and the countries hosting them, warning that failure to do so risked undermining global security.

28 Mar 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 4.9 million Refugees in the Region (Source: UNHCR)

  • 2 million Assisted by WFP in February


Overall food consumption in the region was found to be stable through 2016 4th quarter monitoring exercises, with 78 percent of households surveyed having ‘acceptable’ food consumption following WFP assistance.

27 Mar 2017 description

Baidoa, 22 March 2017 - Truckloads of medical supplies are being sent to villages hard hit by drought in Somalia’s South West after a UN airlift of emergency supplies arrived in Baidoa today.

The supplies were donated by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) through the generosity of the government and people of Turkey and will be distributed by humanitarian partners to treat severely dehydrated patients.

27 Mar 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

Attacks on Medical Units

Deliberate attacks against medical units, personnel, and patients in Syria reached an unprecedented level in 2016. Breaches of International Humanitarian Law have become commonplace, and impunity the norm.

The impunity for serious violation of IHL committed during the conflict in Syria has created a fertile ground for further violations and abuses on a wider and evermore devastating scale.

In 2016, WHO and partners recorded confirmed reports of 338 attacks on healthcare facilities.

24 Mar 2017 description

Rescuers managed to save seven people from the stricken vessel and the coast guard was searching for any other survivors

By Tuvan Gumrukcu

ANKARA, March 24 (Reuters) - Five children were among 11 Syrians killed after their plastic boat sank off Turkey's Aegean coast on Friday, the Dogan news agency said, the first such reported incident in months on an illegal migrant route meant to have been all but shut down.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

24 Mar 2017 description

By Jonathan Fowler

ISTANBUL, Turkey, 24 March 2017 – Hundreds of delegates are heading to Istanbul for Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum, two months before a global conference takes aim at natural and human-induced hazards.

Currently chaired by Turkey, a leader in the field, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction runs from Sunday to Tuesday and is set to draw 500 participants.

23 Mar 2017 description

The undersigned international and national NGOs and respective NGO coordination fora welcome the fact that the international community, under the impetus of the EU, is convening in Brussels to address and respond to the Syria crisis.

23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The number of refugees and migrants attempting to cross into Europe continued to drop to its lowest levels since the beginning of the crisis – less than 1,100 people made the dangerous sea journey from Turkey to Greece in February, while 719 more were rescued or apprehended.

• UNICEF and NGO partner IMPR launched an education outreach campaign in 6 provinces along the South-East to monitor and evaluate the coverage of educational opportunities available to refugee children in Turkey.

23 Mar 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

Since the beginnings of the response operations to the European Refugee Crisis, relief items and support equipment have been sent to Austria, Serbia, Greece, and Turkey.

23 Mar 2017 description

Situation overview

Syria is one of the most complex and dynamic humanitarian crises in the world today. As the Syria crisis enters its seventh year, 13.5 million people require humanitarian assistance, including 4.6 million people in need trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. Over half of the population has been forced from their homes, and many people have been displaced multiple times.

23 Mar 2017 description

577.9 M required for 2017

25.6 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

552.3 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Mar 2017 description

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.

At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.

22 Mar 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ANKARA, March 21 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) on Tuesday signed with Turkey three agreements worth USD 15 million to contribute to the response plan of Syrian refugees living in the Turkish cities of Gaziantep, Kilis and Sanliurfa.

The agreements were signed by KFAED's Director General Abdul-Wahab Al-Bader and Mayors of Gaziantep, Kilis and Sanliurfa, in the presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

21 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

Cáritas, CONFER, Justicia y Paz, y el Sector Social de la Compañía de Jesús denuncian que miles de personas permanecen en un limbo jurídico, viviendo en pésimas condiciones como huéspedes temporales en Turquía y en campos en las islas griegas

Madrid, 21 de marzo 2017.- El 18 de marzo de 2016 los miembros del Consejo Europeo (Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno) se reunieron con su homólogo turco para firmar una declaración en la que acordaron medidas adicionales para “poner término a la migración irregular desde Turquía a la UE”.