Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.
UN Security Council Resolution 2165/2191
Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2191 (2014), the UN Security Council decided that United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners could continue until 10 January 2016 with notification to the Syrian authorities, to use the border crossings at Bab al-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, Al Yarubiyah and Al-Ramtha in addition to those already in use as originally authorized by resolution 2165 (2014). It also renewed the mandate of the Monitoring Mechanism created by that resolution in order to ensure compliance.
In the third quarter, UNRWA was forced to temporarily suspend operations and services in Dera’a City following a significant escalation of violence as armed confrontations prevented staff and refugees from safely accessing the UNRWA area office and other facilities. Humanitarian access to Yarmouk and adjacent areas also continued to be extremely constrained, with missions limited to providing basic healthcare in Yalda, Babila and Beit Saham (YBB), where many Palestine refugees from Yarmouk have been displaced. The last UNRWA mission inside Yarmouk took place on 28 March 2015.
The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is a network of depots around the world (Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that stores and manages relief items on behalf of the humanitarian community. Strategic stocks of emergency relief goods are available at any given time and, at the onset of an emergency, UNHRD is ready to dispatch immediately.