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Turkey + 1 other
Syria's Children: Uprooted and Out of School

When Faud al-Shiekh Sanaa, a gaunt master teacher from Aleppo, made his way to Turkey with throngs of other refugees from Syria in July 2012, he immediately set about registering children for school. Classes back home would have started in September, and there was little time to waste.

By November, with backing from international and Turkish charities, the governor of Kilis Province had presided over the opening of the “Culture Center for Syrians.”

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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
Turkey: Population Movement Emergency Appeal n° MDRTR003 Operations Update n°6

Period covered by this Operations Update: 1 July to 26 September 2014.

Appeal target: CHF 42.1 million in cash, kind, and services to support the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) until December 2015 to extend humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of some 250,000 people seeking assistance and protection.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos: Briefing to the Security Council on Syria [EN/AR]

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11 million people in Syria require urgent humanitarian assistance. Amos is calling for greater financial assistance and sustained pressure on all parties to ensure that they respect and implement resolutions 2139 and 2165.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Turkey + 1 other
External update on influx of Syrian refugees, 29 September 2014

AFAD Coordination

Sivas Prov. Director Of AFAD was assigned as the responsible person from AFAD for the refugee response in Yumurtalik, YIBO, Suleyman Shah Park, and the Crisis Desk at Suruç Sub Governorate.

UNHCR Response

Due to bad weather conditions affecting a large number of individuals in public facilities in need of shelter, AFAD has urgently requested UNHCR for support. In reply to this request, UNHCR is dispatching 50,000 blankets and 30,000 mats from the UNHCR warehouse today.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 29 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 160,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into southern Turkey since 19 September following an insurgency of the Islamic State in northern Syria.

  • Support is limited for the 84 per cent of refugees not living in established camps in Turkey. Systems are not in place to address shelter needs, identify the extremely vulnerable and provide protection or other basic services. The number of registered refugees is likely to be only part of the overall caseload, whose needs have not yet been fully assessed.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ July 2014 - Food Security

Over 1.8 million refugees and vulnerable members of impacted communities are now receiving food assistance

JULY HIGHLIGHTS:

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Turkey + 1 other
External update on influx of Syrian refugees, 26 September 2014

UNHCR Response

UNHCR Representative today visited refugee families who have found shelter in YIBO and Suleyman Shah park in the Suruc region of Sanliurfa Province.

At the Yumurtalik crossing, the UNHCR Representative observed how Syrians were crossing the border to Turkey, and how security and health checks were performed.

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Turkey + 1 other
CARE Supporting Refugees in Turkey

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CARE

CARE is deeply concerned about the influx of more than 140,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border to Turkey in recent days.

“This is a major humanitarian emergency, with tens of thousands of people in need of shelter, food and water,” says John Uniack Davis, country director of CARE Turkey who was part of CARE’s initial assessment team at the border region last week.

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Turkey + 2 others
CAFOD responds to crisis on Turkish border

As fighting between Kurdish forces and the group known as Islamic State intensifies, CAFOD is providing aid to thousands of refugees who have fled into Turkey.

The United Nations estimates that a staggering 140,000 people – more than 15,000 per day – have crossed from Syria into Turkey since 19 September. As fighting continues around the town of Kobane, they warn that a total of 400,000 people could seek refuge in Turkey over the coming days.

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UNHCR update on situation of Syrians entering Turkey, September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Following the latest bouts of armed conflict in the north of the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria), since 19 September more than 140,000 Syrian refugees have fled across the border to southern Turkey.
UNHCR estimates that this new influx could involve as many as 400,000 people seeking refuge in Turkey.

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Turkey + 1 other
Turkey: Syria Ain al Arab (Kobani) Crisis - 19 to 23 September 2014

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Displacement of Syrian Kurds from Ain al Arab into Turkey

  • Syrian Displacement 150'000 individuals, mainly women and children, have moved towards the border following AOG advances. 6'000 IDPs are waiting to cross along the border areas.
  • Reports on the number of Syrian Kurds remaining displaced vary from 10'000 to 60'000.
  • Some border crossings closed on 21 September.
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Turkey + 1 other
Syria Crisis Influx Situation Report - 26 Sept 2014

Highlights

  • According to District Governor, the number of Syrians seeking refuge in Turkey since Friday 19th September 2014 has been amended to 153,000. As of 26th of September 2014, the only border crossing that was open was at Yumartalik however the gate east of Musitpinar remained manned by border guards, with personnel referring new arrivals to the Yumartalik.

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Kurds break through Turkey border to join anti-IS fight

09/26/2014 15:14 GMT

MURSITPINAR, September 26, 2014 (AFP) - Hundreds of Kurds on Friday broke through the Turkish border into Syrian territory to join Kurdish forces battling the advance of Islamic State (IS) militants around the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab.

Turkish security forces have on previous occasions halted activists from moving into Syria to fight IS, sparking clashes with local Kurds on the border.

Agence France-Presse:

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Iraq + 4 others
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #7 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) assesses several IDP locations in Erbil Governorate.

  • The Government of Iraq (GoI) continues national polio vaccination campaign, targeting an estimated 5.8 million children under the age of five.

  • Regional authorities and relief actors work to relocate IDPs from schools to prevent further academic year delays.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Turkey + 1 other
IOM Supports Turkey’s Relief Effort in Providing Humanitarian Assistance to the Recent Syrian Refugee Influx

Syria - IOM will start providing today non-food items including 10,000 mattresses, 10,000 pillows, 5,000 jerry cans, 1,200 diapers and 500 food baskets to the thousands of Syrian refugees who started crossing the Turkish borders after several villages in the north of Syria fell under ISIS control on 19 September, causing a massive influx of refugees within 24 hours.

As of yesterday, over 140,000 Syrians crossed the border from Ayn Al Arab into the town of Suruc in the South East of Turkey. The majority of those who fled are women and children.

International Organization for Migration:

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Turkey + 1 other
IS advance spells trouble for Turkey's Kurdish peace process

09/25/2014 20:01 GMT

by Dilay GUNDOGAN

ISTANBUL, September 25, 2014 (AFP) - The advance of Islamic State (IS) jihadists through Syria's Kurdish areas has thrown a serious obstacle in the way of efforts to make peace between Turkey and Kurdish militants, just when an end was in sight to a 30-year insurgency.

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has for three decades waged a rebellion against the Turkish authorities aimed at winning self-rule for Kurds living in Turkey's southeast.

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