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30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

29 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

BEIRUT, 29 July 2015 (IRIN) - In the past week, Turkey has gone from an unhappy observer in the Syrian civil war to a full-blown combatant. Following two attacks by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), the country has begun a bombing campaign targeting both the Islamist militants in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Iraq.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also allowed the United States to use the Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey in its bombing campaign against ISIS.

29 Jul 2015 description

Ministry of National Education conducts Grade 12 validation examination

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

One of the 3RP outputs in the education sector is to support the provision of valid certification and documentation of academic achievement to Syrian refugee children. On 27 June the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) conducted a Grade 12 validation examination for Syrian students who had completed Grade 12 through Temporary Education Centres (TECs).

29 Jul 2015 description

EMOC and MISP trainings conducted in June 2015.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Gaziantep University and Yıldırım Beyazıt University, WHO plans to conduct two refugee health professionals’ trainings for 2015. The curriculum and training materials are completed and aim at Syrian refugee doctors and nurses integration to Turkish healthcare system to delivery health services for Syrian patient. The Refugee Doctors Adaptation Training (ReDAT) is planned to be conducted in August 2015 in Gaziantep.

29 Jul 2015 description

NFI and WASH containers' distribution continued in the camps during the month of June. The physical distribution of the cash vouchers has started.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

29 Jul 2015 description

WFP is currently operating in 11 camps, providing food assistance for 154.000 Syrian refugees.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

WFP and the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) continues to provide support to approximately 154,000 Syrians in 11 camps. Monthly transfers to beneficiaries are approximately US$3 million.

29 Jul 2015 description

6,750 beneficiaries received language training in Arabic, English and Turkish since the beginning of 2015.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Through Its implementing partner; IOM Turkey supported 1,685 Syrian refugees to access vocational training.

In Mersin province, IOM continued its support to Syria Social Gathering language and vocational activities. Language activities included: TOMER, English, Arabic for host community and YOS. Since the beginning of the year, 6,750 Syrians have participated in these courses.

29 Jul 2015 description

1.772.535 registered Syrian refugees as end of June 2015.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees continued to take place during June 2015 under the supervision of Ministry of Interior - Directorate General of Migration Management. As of 15 June 2015, 1,772,535 Syrians were biometrically registered. Since the beginning of 2015, UNHCR has delivered 11 additional mobile registration trucks to the Government of Turkey to support continuous registration efforts of the Turkish authorities.

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I won’t make any friends?’

It was the fall of 2001, my daughter was four, my son was six. We had just moved to Syria and were driving to their first day of school and pre-school outside of Damascus, full of the same nervous anticipation that millions of other children and parents feel every year on the first day of class.

28 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· In Syria, access to humanitarian assistance for children in hard-to-reach areas continues to remain a significant challenge. The UN estimates that up to 2 million children are still not being reached due to deteriorating security, shifting frontlines, capacity limitations and administrative hurdles.

28 Jul 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

The European Union (EU) is facing unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants arriving by boat.

In 2014, 220,000 people arrived, almost double the combined total of 121,000 from 2011 through 2013. During just the first six months of 2015, 137,000 arrived, compared with 75,000 during the first six months of 2014. As seas are calmer during the summer months, many more are expected before the end of 2015.

23 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • High Commissioner Antonio Guterres and UNHCR’s Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie visit Turkey
  • More than 25,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey from Akcakale border, in the south east of the country as conflict flares up across the border in Syria
  • World Refugee Day (20 June) is celebrated
23 Jul 2015 description

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | 7/23/2015 - 02:18 GMT

by Fulya OZERKAN / with Stuart WILLIAMS in Istanbul

Kurdish militants on Wednesday claimed the murder of two Turkish police officers as revenge for a suicide bombing, blamed on Islamic State jihadists, that killed 32 activists near the Syrian border.

The attack by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in the town of Ceylanpinar intensified fears that the fighting raging in Syria between Kurds and IS extremists is spilling over onto Turkish territory.

22 Jul 2015 description

Suruc, Turkey | AFP | Wednesday 7/22/2015 - 16:40 GMT

by Ambre TOSUNOGLU

"It's not the first time that they attack us, and its not going to be the last," laments Zeynep, a municipal official, at the scene of the suicide bombing in the Turkish border town of Suruc that killed 32 activists.

The town just north of the border with Syria is trying to return to normal but the evidence of Monday's suicide bombing, which has been blamed on the Islamic State (IS) group, is difficult to ignore.