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03 Jul 2015 description

SURUC REFUGEE CAMP, Turkey, July 3 (UNHCR) – The sun offers relentless heat and pitiless light which bounces off soil bleached almost white.

This is the plain of Suruç, home of Turkey's biggest refugee camp. Almost 25,000 people live in UNHCR-AFAD* tents here, and almost all of them are Kurdish and most fled Kobane in Syria when the fighting engulfed the area in September 2014.

03 Jul 2015 description
report Bangkok Post

ANKARA — A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said.

Recep Akyol of the East Turkestan Migrants Association told The Associated Press the group, mostly women and children, arrived in Istanbul on June 30 and were being resettled in the central Turkish city of Kayseri, which boasts a strong Uighur community.

03 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

02 Jul 2015 description

Message from the President

Dear partners and friends,

02 Jul 2015 description

GINEBRA, Suiza, 1 de julio de 2015 (ACNUR/UNHCR) – La gran mayoría de las 137.000 personas que cruzaron el Mar Mediterráneo hacia Europa durante los seis primeros meses del 2015 huían de guerras, conflictos o persecución, haciendo de la crisis del mediterráneo una crisis principalmente de refugiados. Esta es la conclusión a la que llega el informe del ACNUR publicado hoy.

02 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se voit contraint de réduire l’assistance alimentaire aux réfugiés Syriens au Liban et en Jordanie en raison d’un manque de financement important.

“Au moment même où l’on pensait que la situation ne pouvait pas empirer, nous sommes forcés de réduire encore plus l’assistance” a déclaré Muhannad Hadi, le Directeur régional du PAM pour le Moyen-Orient, l’Afrique du Nord, l’Asie Centrale et l’Europe de l’Est. “Les réfugiés avaient déjà du mal à tenir avec le peu qu’on leur donnait”.

01 Jul 2015 description

June 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Chad, Kuwait, Myanmar, Tunisia

  • Improved situations
    Nepal

July 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Burundi

    Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.

“Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, we are forced yet again to make yet more cuts,” said Muhannad Hadi, WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. “Refugees were already struggling to cope with what little we could provide.”

01 Jul 2015 description

Geneva, 01.07.2015

Mediterranean Crisis 2015 at six months: refugee and migrant numbers highest on record

01 Jul 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ISTANBUL, July 1 (KUNA) - For the third consecutive day Kuwait Society for Relief continued its efforts to provide urgent assistance to the Syrian refugees in Turkey on Tuesday.

General Director of the Kuwaiti Society for Relief Abdulaziz Al-Obaid told KUNA that this aid distribution reached 500 families in Kerk khan area, noting that such aid consist of first aid, food, and financial assistance.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:04 GMT
Author: Reuters

By Tulay Karadeniz and Daren Butler

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, June 30 (Reuters) - A top aide of Tayyip Erdogan rejected accusations the Turkish president was ready to pitch the country's armed forces into war in Syria and said any security measures it took would be intended only to secure its southern frontier.

Read the full article on Reuters-AlertNet

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In Syria, between 17 May and 28 May 2015, more than 305,600 children wrote the grade 9 national exam, across 2,310 schools or centers countrywide.

• In Jordan, through UNICEF partners the Makani-My Space integrated approach, offering alternative education, psychosocial support services and life skills training has been implemented in 145 locations nationwide targeting vulnerable children and youth.

26 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

BEIRUT, 26 June 2015 (IRIN) - For the past few months, Kobani and the surrounding area have been something of a sanctuary in Syria. Since the withdrawal of self-declared Islamic State from the northern town in January, it had been peaceful. The threat of violence seemed low enough for reconstruction efforts to begin. Foreign aid workers started shuffling in and out. It was seen as a place of relative calm, where the future, at least, looked positive. Not any more.

26 Jun 2015 description
report CARE

This report examines the issue of child marriage in the Syrian context, and what we can learn from our experiences there. It is the first in CARE’s Gender and Protection in Humanitarian Contexts: Critical Issues Series which aims to highlight promising practices and/or gaps in programming, and critically analyse work in the field of gender and protection in humanitarian contexts.

26 Jun 2015 description
report IHH

IHH organized three fun game shows for 350 Syrian orphans as a part of ‘Shall We Play?’ Campaign.

Civilians have been targeted in the civil war going on in Syria. Therefore the number of orphans keeps rising. Currently around six hundred thousand orphans are living in Syria who have many psychological problems.

“Shall We Play?” Campaign