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23 Aug 2017 description

The Forum has engaged a broad range of stakeholders including Governments, the UN, parliamentarians, mayors, intergovernmental organizations, scientific and academic institutions, private businesses, NGOs, community based organizations and others. The multi-stakeholder engagement strengthens our approach as we consider all perspectives to identify, and avoid to the extent possible, the creation of new risks, as called for by the Sendai Framework.

23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH DURING July 2017

Many new health facilities established in northern Syria. Child marriage campaign launched in Lebanon.

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)
379,395 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians
8,955 deliveries supported, including 3,409 C-section deliveries
49,422 family planning services
11,679 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians
17,619 women accessed women safe spaces

23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • About 20,000 to 50,000 people in Syria’s Raqqa city continue to live under dire humanitarian conditions and fear for their lives and protection as military operations intensify. Water and electricity has been reportedly cut-off for more than a month. People are forced to collect unsafe water, exposing them to the risk of waterborne diseases. Unexploded ordnances and landmines continues to be a serious safety concern.

22 Aug 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 33. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 11 July 2017.

  • Final lab results are pending for an additional 11 poliovirus type-2 (PV2) isolates (7 from Mayadeen and 3 from Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 from Thawra district, Raqqa governorate).

21 Aug 2017 description
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Activities

People reached numbers reported are for June 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 347,168 IDPs living in 342 informal settlements in June 2017.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Activities

People reached numbers reported are for May 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 339,921 IDPs living in 341 informal settlements in May 2017.

21 Aug 2017 description
report UN General Assembly
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

21 Aug 2017 description
report IHH

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continues its relief activities since the beginning of the war in Syria for both internally displaced people and Syrian refugees abroad.

Refugees who fled from the war and reached to the camps built by IHH near Turkey-Syria border keep struggling to live their lives. Syrian people living in these camps are kept safe though they face the hardships of being away from home.

21 Aug 2017 description
report Theirworld

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, we talk to a remarkable man who has brought education to children at informal camps in Turkey.

As the sweltering Turkish heat beams down on a makeshift school outside Adana, 30 Syrian children eagerly wait for the start of term.

Thirty-five-year old school founder Tamer Altaiar hands a colourful backpack, filled with books, pencils and notepads to each child.

21 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 474 MT

  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 1.91 million USD

  • TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 26

  • PARTNERS SERVED: 9

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.

21 Aug 2017 description

Far fewer refugees and migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean routes than in the first half of 2016,1 largely due to a drastic decrease in numbers crossing the sea to Greece.2 The first six months of 2017 saw an increase in the number of refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Central Mediterranean route to Italy, with 83,752 arrivals.3 However, due to lower arrival levels in July, numbers have remained at a similar level to last year. Arrivals also increased via the Western Mediterranean route to Spain (by 93%) compared to the same period last year.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR continues its strategic shift from the distribution of in-kind relief items to the provision of humanitarian cash assistance to refugees, primarily through ATM cards and vouchers.

These programmes target the most vulnerable and are linked to UNHCR’s innovative biometric iris scan registration system, to increase efficiency and reduce overheads and the risk of fraud.

Cash assistance provides greater dignity and choice for refugees, while providing benefits to the local economies where refugees are spending the cash they receive under these programmes.

18 Aug 2017 description

Mossoul, Alep, Sanaa… Incarnation de la barbarie des hommes, en 2016 et 2017, ces villes ont été le symbole du mépris le plus total de la vie des civils. Le 23 septembre prochain, à l’occasion de sa 23e Pyramide de chaussures, Handicap International dénoncera à nouveau ces pratiques, rappelant que ces atteintes à la vie des civils ne sont pas une fatalité. Dans 29 villes en France, des voix s’élèveront partout pour rappeler aux États leur responsabilité en matière de protection des civils.

18 Aug 2017 description

Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:

  • Access of humanitarian actors to affected population

  • Access of people in need to humanitarian aid

  • Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.

Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

18 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

17 Aug 2017 description

17 August 2017, Sanliurfa, Turkey – A new FAO project targets Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey, for development of vocational skills in the agriculture sector. The aim is to provide employment opportunities for some 900 people in five provinces of Southern Turkey: Adana, Gaziantep, Isparta, Mersin and Sanliurfa.

With a budget of US$ 1.7 million, the project is financed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock as lead executing partner and FAO as implementing agency.

17 Aug 2017 description

These dashboards reflect selected aggregate achievements of 3RP regional sectoral indicators on the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 240 partners involved in the 3RP Inter-Agency Appeal in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Indicators are regionally aggregated and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-2017.