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27 Mar 2015 description

2014 IN REVIEW

This Annual Report sets out the collective achievements of over 155 actors - including host governments, UN agencies, NGOs, IOM, foundations and donors - to respond to the protection and assistance needs of refugees from Syria and impacted local communities under the Regional Response Plan (RRP6) in 2014.

26 Mar 2015 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity has sent a convoy of in-kind assistance to Syrian refugees on the Turkish-Syrian border. The in-kind donations were collected filled twelve trucks, weighing 120 tons and containing a variety of items; including tents, heaters, electric generators, blankets, clothing and footwear. An additional six trucks with 80 tons of items will be sent in the coming weeks.

26 Mar 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 24th March, 2015 (WAM)--The UAE's aid aimed at alleviating the suffering of those affected by the Syrian Crisis has amounted to more than Dh 1.34 billion, or US$364 million, since 2012, according to the latest figures collated via the UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD).

Humanitarian aid to the Syrian population remains essential as the Syrian Crisis enters its fourth year, and the number of refugees in neighbouring countries approaches 4 million.

25 Mar 2015 description

FAO’s role and presence in Syria

FAO is working with partners to strengthen food security and build the resilience of households, communities and institutions in Syria and neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. By integrating relief and development activities, FAO’s resilience building efforts save livelihoods while helping communities lay the foundations for their own longer-term recovery.

25 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

EDIRNE, 25 March 2015 (IRIN) - Thousands of asylum seekers, many of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are being denied entry to the European Union via Turkey’s border with Bulgaria. According to testimonies from asylum seekers, they are not only denied the opportunity to apply for asylum, but turned back by Bulgarian border police and, in many cases, beaten.

25 Mar 2015 description

This Guidebook describes the principles, tools and practices of three (3) urban disaster risk and resilience indicator systems based on EMI’s collective experience in implementing them in various urban settings in the last decade with local authorities. The objective of the Guidebook and the case studies presented here is to describe the methodology and participatory processes for developing, customizing and implementing these indicator systems with the aim of supporting urban professionals in their DRM decision-making.

25 Mar 2015 description
report UN Security Council
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Introduction

  1. This thirteenth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (20 14), paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2191 (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.

25 Mar 2015 description

SOMALIA – Forced evictions
• The number of forced evictions in Mogadishu are again on the rise, as an estimated 2 700 - 5 000 households have been evicted from their houses during the first week of March and more are expected. Overall, in the months of January and February, more than 25 700 internally displaced persons have been evicted from public and private buildings in Mogadishu by the Federal Government. Forced evictions have also been reported in other areas of the country, notably Kismayo, Bosasso and Luuq.

24 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

ISTANBUL, 24 mars 2015 (IRIN) - Dans un café quelconque de l’un des quartiers d’Istanbul les plus délabrés, des migrants originaires d’Afrique regardent un match de football congolais sur fond de musique afro-pop poussée à plein volume.

« On se sent à l’aise ici. Tout le monde vient du Cameroun ou du Congo », explique Patrick, chef d’une organisation informelle de la communauté camerounaise, à IRIN. « Mais en dehors de ce restaurant, la vie est très dure pour nous. »

24 Mar 2015 description

As the Syria conflict entered its fifth year this month, Syrian crisis, the worst humanitarian crisis of our era, is still appealing more attention and assistance of the world today. Especially Turkey-Syria border areas hosting the biggest Syrian population among neighboring countries, have been experiencing severe lack of humanitarian relief in every sector.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Council of Europe

In a report unanimously adopted today on the humanitarian consequences of the actions of the terrorist group called “Islamic State”, the Committee on Migration makes an urgent appeal to all member states to show solidarity and responsibility in the face of this unprecedented humanitarian crisis.

23 Mar 2015 description

Le matin du mercredi 18 mars, en présence des représentants du ministère de l’Éducation nationale turc, de l’Agence gouvernementale de gestion des catastrophes et de l’urgence (AFAD) ainsi que d’une foule joyeuse d’enfants et parents syriens, l’ambassadeur du Luxembourg en Turquie, Arlette Conzemius, et le représentant d’Unicef en Turquie, Philippe Duamelle, ont eu le plaisir d’inaugurer une nouvelle école à Nizip dans le Sud-Est de la Turquie qui accueille des enfants réfugiés syriens.

23 Mar 2015 description

JANUARY/FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:

Due to funding shortfalls and in line with WFP’s regional 70 percent implementation strategy, In January, WFP assisted its 220,000 beneficiaries with a reduced, one-time allocation of 35 TL instead of the 50 TL set forth in the 3RP.

TRC (Turkish Red Crescent), continued to distribute WFP food support provided to the mobile kitchen in Suruc. TRC reached approximately 7,000 people with WFP's assitance in January.

23 Mar 2015 description

JANUARY/FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:

In Mersin province, IOM continued its support Syria social gathering activities through their community center to support Syrian refugees access vocational training, 1,685 beneficiaries received language training (Arabic, English and Turkish) along with other subjects to rebuild the vocational capacity of the Syrian refugees in the region.

23 Mar 2015 description

JANUARY/FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:

During the month of January, IOM field team in Hatay provided NFIs for 77 families (439 individuals) living in Kirikhan, Hassa, Kumlu and surrounding villages in Hatay province. In Hatay, coal and stoves were provided for 1,721 individuals (265 families), also in Adiyaman 136 individual received coal and stove under winterization assistance. In Mersin, through implementing partner, IOM distributed blankets to 1,499 Syrian families ( 8406 Individuals).

23 Mar 2015 description

In January 2015, a delegation from the WHO Field Presence in Gaziantep, together with local authorities, visited the newly built camp in Suruc in order to assess the health needs in the camp.The Government of Turkey has recently opened this camp close to the Syrian border with a capacity of 35,000 people. The camp is already sheltering approximately 10,000 refugees who fled from Kobane area in 2014.

23 Mar 2015 description

Supporting Syrian volunteer teachers with financial incentives continued both in camps and host communities. Currently UNICEF is supporting 2,954 teachers with incentives (84% of the number planned for 2015) – improving the quality of learning for about 123,000 Syrian refugee children. Distribution of education supplies also continues in Turkey. Since the beginning of the year, 12,989 children have received school supplies. Good progress has also been achieved in improving access of Syrian children to education opportunities.

23 Mar 2015 description

JANUARY/FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:

Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees, under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior, continued to take place throughout January and February 2015. Figures of registered Syrian refugees continued to increase significantly, with approximately an additional 122,488 individuals registered during the reporting period.