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Turkey + 1 other
Syria operations from Turkey, Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 05 | 04 – 24 Oct 2014 [EN/AR]

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, visits Turkey

  • Over 200,000 flee to Turkey due to ISIL advances in Ayn al-Arab

  • Impact of coalition airstrikes remains difficult to assess

  • 300,000 to 360,000 people at risk of being cut-off due to fighting in eastern Aleppo

  • During the reporting period, UN cross-border shipments following the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2165 reach 70,500 individuals in Aleppo, Idleb and Hama Governorates

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Massive scale-up of assistance needed for countries impacted by ongoing Syria crisis - UN relief official

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UN News Service

Rising numbers of displaced persons, increasing pressure on refugee hosting countries and dwindling international support left the UN “racing against the clock” to meet the needs on the ground.

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Iraq + 2 others
On the Road: One family's exhausting journey from Kobani to northern Iraq

QUSHTAPA REFUGEE CAMP, Iraq, October 29 (UNHCR) – Tarifa shepherds her hungry and tired family after they arrive by minibus at this refugee camp in northern Iraq more than two weeks after fleeing their home in the Syrian city of Kobani.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 27 October 2014

Insecurity and violence continue to cause displacement within Syria and across the region. More than 90,000 Syrians have being registered on average each month in neighboring countries.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Protecting Syrian Refugees: Laws, Policies, and Global Responsibility Sharing

BADIL publishes a summary of a Boston University Report on Protecting Syrian Refugees: Laws, Policies, and Global Responsibility Sharing

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U.S. Pledges $10 Million to UNDP’s Syrian Refugee Programme

Berlin, Germany– The United States has pledged $10 million to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project supporting Syrian refugees who have fled to host communities in neighboring countries. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard announced the pledge at the “Conference on Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” hosted today in Berlin, Germany.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Berlin Communiqué of the "Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region" on 28 October, 2014

Solidarity with Refugees and their Hosts

Distressed by the terrible suffering of the people in Syria, which has forced almost half of the population to leave their homes, with over three million refugees having fled across the border, the majority being women and children.

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Syria Crisis ETC Situation Report #18, Reporting period 2/09/14 to 22/10/14

Highlights

  • Internet access has been improved for humanitarian staff working at the WFP office in Qamishli, Syria. This has been achieved via the installation of a VSAT provided by UNICEF.

  • Radio rooms in Domiz and Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq, are now operational and radio operators have been trained.

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Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014): Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/696) [EN/AR]

I. Introduction

1. This seventh report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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Turkey + 1 other
Ghosts of the Future: Fears of a Phantom Referendum Haunt the Turkish-Syrian Border

by Noga Malkin , Nick Danforth | published October 24, 2014

For background, see Aslı Ilgit and Rochelle Davis, “The Many Roles of Turkey in the Syrian Crisis,” Middle East Report Online, January 28, 2013.

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Serbia + 7 others
South east Europe builds resilience to natural hazards

BRUSSELS, 27 October 2014 - A new cross-border multi-hazard early warning system will be developed in the Western Balkans and Turkey to increase resilience to floods, landslides, droughts and heat-waves which often hit the region and to build on the lessons learnt from the devastating floods of May 2014.

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Iraq + 1 other
UNHCR Iraq Inter-Agency Operational Update Syria 1-15 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Syrian arrivals from Kobani  As a result of increased violence in northeastern Syria, over 11,000 new Syrian asylum-seekers have entered the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). This surge in new arrivals came after an announcement by the KR-I’s President, Mr. Barzani, to open the Ibrahim Khalil border checkpoint between Turkey and Iraq’s Dohuk governorate.

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Polio immunization drive targets 25 million children across the Middle East

The current synchronised vaccination rounds are part of a crucial multi-country effort to contain a polio outbreak triggered by the conflict in Syria and Iraq last year.