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09 Feb 2016 description
report UN Security Council


7618th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
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Despite Territorial Losses, Terrorists Still Attract Financing, Would-be Fighters

Despite recent territorial losses inflicted upon Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the international community urgently needed “unity and action” to combat the continuing threat posed by the terrorist group, the ranking United Nations political official stressed today as he briefed the Security Council.

05 Feb 2016 description

4 febrero – Conferencia de Londres “Supporting Syria and the región”

  • Acción contra el Hambre valora como positivos los compromisos adquiridos ayer en Londres por los más de 60 gobiernos participantes en la conferencia “Supporting Syria and the region”, pero recuerda que las necesidades más urgentes, de las que depende la vida de miles de niños, mujeres y hombres en Siria y en la región, siguen sin estar suficientemente financiadas por la comunidad internacional

05 Feb 2016 description

Brussels, 4 February 2016

The European Union and its Member States pledged today more than €3 billion to assist the Syrian people inside Syria as well as refugees and the communities hosting them in the neighbouring countries for the year 2016.

The European Union and its Member States pledged today more than €3 billion to assist the Syrian people inside Syria as well as refugees and the communities hosting them in the neighbouring countries for the year 2016.

03 Feb 2016 description

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 3 (UNHCR) – More than 70 heads of state, the UN Secretary General, heads of international organizations, NGOs and private sector representatives are gathering in London this week for a key conference to pledge their support for the growing aid needs of the Syrian people.

03 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Ben Parker

LONDON, 3 February 2016 (IRIN) - As a major funding conference opens in London, IRIN has run the numbers. Which countries can claim to be doing the most for the Syria crisis? We compare 29 aid donors (to Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan) and refugee-hosting countries. See the most generous countries here.

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02 Feb 2016 description

These policy recommendations on the Syrian humanitarian crisis are the outcome of a workshop held at the Refugee Studies Centre on 9 December 2015. This workshop brought together researchers and practitioners to present findings from recent research into the perceptions, aspirations and behaviour of refugees from Syria, host community members, and practitioners in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.

01 Feb 2016 description
  • Tras cinco años de guerra, y pese a todas las muestras de solidaridad internacional, la brecha ente las necesidades humanitarias de primera emergencia y la financiación comprometida no ha hecho más que aumentar: hoy por hoy esta diferencia es del 44%, mientras que hace tres años era solo del 30%

01 Feb 2016 description
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Rich countries continue to fail Syrians: London conference must be a turning point in support

Despite the catastrophic scale of suffering and the numbers of people fleeing the conflict, rich countries have given barely half the aid money needed to help people in Syria and surrounding countries in 2015 and many countries, including the UK, are failing to do their fair share to resettle refugees, according to new analysis by Oxfam launched today.

12 Jan 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Baher Kamal

MADRID, Jan 12 2016 (IPS) - Few months ago, an unprecedented “humanitarian auction” was opened in Brussels at the European Commission, shortly after watching the image of the three-year old Syrian child that the sea threw up on the Turkish shores. The “auction” was about deciding upon the number of Syrian refugees to be hosted by each EU country. Germany won the largest batch.

04 Jan 2016 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Monday 1/4/2016 - 19:28 GMT

by Carole LANDRY

The United Nations moved quickly on Monday to shelter peace efforts in Syria and Yemen from the diplomatic storm unleashed by the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura traveled to Riyadh for urgent talks and was to head later this week to Tehran to seek assurances that hard-fought gains in the Syria peace process had not been derailed.

03 Jan 2016 description

Roald Høvring | Tiril Skarstein | Amjad Yamin (29.12.2015)

Syrian refugees are facing war without end, permanent crisis and cuts in humanitarian aid. In growing numbers, they are returning to their war-torn country or risking their lives to reach Europe.

31 Dec 2015 description
report Voice of America

Luis Ramirez

LONDON— Europe in 2015 faced its most severe migration crisis in centuries as an estimated one million people – mostly Muslims – fled war in Syria and poverty in other countries of the Middle East and Africa and made the complicated trek across Turkey and eastern Europe to reach Western Europe.

With another three million migrants and refugees expected in 2016, the mass migration has raised questions about the future of Europe and the ability of its countries to absorb the migrants both culturally and economically.

24 Dec 2015 description

Around 2 million Syrian children live as refugees, but it's the heart-breaking stories of a small number of individuals that struck a chord on the internet.

BBC Trending looks at the stories of five Syrian refugee children who captured the attention of the world in 2015.

1. The girl who mistook a camera for a weapon

Read the full report here.

22 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council


7592nd Meeting (PM)

With 2015 drawing to a close, Syria continued to sink “deeper and deeper into violence and brutality”, top United Nations officials told the Security Council today, urging parties to the conflict to allow humanitarian aid to enter and the international community to fund a $3.2 billion appeal for 2016.

21 Dec 2015 description

As Delivered

Madam President,

Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a privilege for me to serve in the UN, and serve the most vulnerable of the world's vulnerable.


Ladies and Gentlemen,

27 Nov 2015 description

November 26, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $100 million in humanitarian assistance funding to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help respond to pressing needs, including shelter, protection, education and health for those affected by the Syrian crisis.

20 Nov 2015 description

New York – As we celebrate Universal Children’s Day and the progress accomplished to protect the rights of boys and girls around the world, we are also reminded that brutal conflicts and new tactics of war create unprecedented challenges we urgently need to address.

17 Nov 2015 description

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict

Briefing to the Security Council

Monthly meeting on the humanitarian situation in Syria

16 November 2015

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12 Nov 2015 description
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ShareTheMeal enables smartphone users to feed hungry children with a tap on their phone.

ROME – Smartphone users will now be able to help feed Syrian refugee children with a tap on their mobile phone thanks to the ShareTheMeal app, developed by the United Nations World Food Programme and launched in countries around the world today.