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Humanitarian response to the Syria crisis July 2014


This document provides an overview of Australia's response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.


The Syrian conflict is the biggest humanitarian, peace and security crisis facing the world today. Intensified fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation continue to cause massive people flows within Syria and into the region.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Lebanon Issue 4 | 16 July - 31 August 2014


• World Humanitarian Day pays tribute to humanitarian workers in Lebanon

• Fighting in Aarsal displaces Lebanese and refugees

• The ERF allocates US$4.5 to projects addressing water scarcity

• The HC travels to Europe to advocate for increased engagement in Lebanon

In this issue

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Iraq + 1 other
Foreign Minister Steinmeier on supporting northern Iraq

At a joint press conference he gave with Defence Minister von der Leyen on 31 August, Foreign Minister Steinmeier spoke about the German Government’s decision on support for northern Iraq:

Zusatzinformationen Supplying arms is not the first undertaking in our help for Iraq and our action against ISIS, nor will it be the last. The Foreign Minister’s detailed statement was as follows:

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Jordan + 2 others
Health centers provide medical assistance to displaced Syrians in Jordan (September 1, 2014 )

Within programs of the Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers, the Saudi specialized ‎health centers continue to provide medical services to displaced Syrians in Zaatari Camp in Jordan. Doctors at the clinics said Sunday they have treated more than 2,360 patients last week. There are currently 13 ‎specialized health centers operating in the camp and are part of the Kingdom’s national campaign at ‎supporting the Syrian refugees and to provide health care to the camp residents.

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UNDP contributes to flood relief with USD 1.5m

Belgrade, 1 Sept 2014 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration and Local Self-Government Kori Udovicki said that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will allocate USD 1.5 million to fund a project aimed at improving the quality of life of the citizens of Serbia affected by the May floods and reducing the risk of future disasters.

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Liberia + 1 other
Switzerland steps up aid to fight Ebola epidemic in West Africa

Bern, 01.09.2014 - Switzerland is stepping up its aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Swiss Humanitarian Aid has committed an additional CHF 1 million to fund various direct operations in Liberia. A specially chartered plane will leave on Monday with 14 tonnes of medical supplies on board. In addition, the agreement between Swiss Humanitarian Aid and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) has been activated. Two specialists will leave Switzerland on Monday on a mission to assess the needs on the ground.

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Liberia + 1 other
La Suisse renforce son aide pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La Suisse renforce son aide pour lutter contre l’épidémie d’Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. L’Aide humanitaire de la Confédération a débloqué un montant supplémentaire d’un million de francs pour financer diverses actions directes au Libéria. Un avion charter décollera ainsi ce lundi avec 14 tonnes de matériel médical. Par ailleurs, la Convention liant l’Aide humanitaire aux Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève (HUG) a été activée. Deux experts doivent quitter la Suisse ce lundi pour une mission d’évaluation des besoins sur le terrain.

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Humanitarian Crisis in the Gaza Strip 27.08.2014

Facts and figures

2101 Palestinians killed (with at least 1460 civilians) and 10224 wounded

67 Israelis killed (3 civilians)

244 schools and 17000 homes destroyed or damaged

On 1 August 2014, the UN called for USD 369 million in relief to meet emergency needs just in Gaza (source: OCHA /26.08.2014)

The SDC's commitment

Amount allocated to the crisis: CHF 3.65 million

Medical care
Emergency relief
Respect for international humanitarian law

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Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 31st August 2014

Update includes the following:

North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement

USAID contributes additional $2.5 million to Northern Waziristan’s Displaced People in Khost and Paktika

Sindh Updates

Drought Updates

Daily Health Report of District Tharparkar as on 31-8-2014

Humanitarian Organization’s Activities in Sindh

HAPE Development and Welfare Association Activities in District Badin

Mandhar Development Society (MDS) Activities in District Badin

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ROMENA: Regional Humanitarian Funding Update (28 August 2014) [EN/AR]



Strategic Response Plans in the MENA region received US$ 1.74 billion, the largest recipient was Syria, with US$ 692 million, followed by Palestine with US$ 271 million. In total, the appeals and SRPs are 40.1% funded with a 59.9% shortfall. Iraq SRP was over funded by 81.2%.

The Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan (SHARP) and the Regional Response Plan for Syrian Refugees (RRP) jointly requested US$ 6.02 billion. The total amount received is US$ 2.41 billion (40%), which leaves a total shortfall of US$ 3.61 billion (60%).

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Saudi Medical Aid to PRCS Continues to Flow In As Part of a Grant from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

Al-Bireh- 1/9/2014 : The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dispatched today a consignment of medical aid to be distributed to Gaza Strip hospitals through the PRCS. The 67 tons of aid aim at covering the severe shortage in medicine and medical supplies faced by the Palestinian medical sector in the aftermath of the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip. The consignment included 2275 parcels containing medicine and medical supplies.

Palestine Red Crescent Society:

Copyright © Palestine Red Crescent Society

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World + 3 others
A five year project strengthening Natural Solutions in the Pacific region

31 August 2014, Apia, Samoa - A 5-year, €5 million project titled 'Natural Solutions to Climate Change in the Pacific Islands Region: Implementing Ecosystem-based Adaption', has been signed on the cusp of the 3rd International Conference of Small Island Developing States.

The project was signed between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

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Mali: SRP 2014 Suivi des Financements au 01 septembre 2014 (montant en million de $US)



NON COUVERT: $ 359.9

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Afghanistan + 1 other
New $27 million US-Afghan project to improve electricity delivery in Kandahar [EN/Dari/Pashto]

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – senior officials from Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national power utility, signed a contract with an international consulting firm on Sunday, August 31, as part of a nationwide Power Transmission Expansion and Connectivity (PTEC) Program financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project is designed to improve power distribution in throughout southern Kandahar province.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Pakistan (ECHO/PAK/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 45 000 000


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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Palestine (ECHO/PSE/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 31 500 000


July 2014: modification n°2

Since the start of Israel's Operation Protective Edge on 7 July, the humanitarian situation in Gaza has significantly deteriorated: the escalation of hostilities has led to an exponential increase in civilian casualties (include figures) and more than four thousands people have been injured.

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Afghanistan + 2 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) the Afghan crisis (including affected populations of Afghans in Iran and Pakistan) (ECHO/-AS/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 30/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 31 500 000


Severe flooding and landslides in the first half of 2014 seriously affected over 150 000 people. An estimated 8 850 homes were totally destroyed and 8 345 badly damaged. Significant impact on harvests and rural livelihoods is expected.

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Iraq + 1 other
Australia steps up assistance to Iraqi people

Australia has completed a second humanitarian aid drop to assist the people of Iraq.

A Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules aircraft has delivered 15 bundles of Australian humanitarian supplies to isolated civilians in the Northern Iraqi town of Amirli.

The supplies included high energy biscuits, bottled water and hygiene packs which are designed to feed and hydrate 2600 people for 24 hours.

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Iraq + 1 other
Humanitarian supplies reach Amerli [EN/AR]

The RAF has delivered over 10 tonnes of food and water to the Iraq town of Amerli

Lifesaving UK aid for thousands of people trapped by ISIL in the Iraqi town of Amerli was delivered overnight by the Royal Air Force (RAF), International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced this morning.

Approximately 11.5 tonnes of food and water, including 420 jerry cans containing over 8,000 litres of water, were dropped over Amerli last night in two C130 consignments.

Justine Greening said:

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Sierra Leone + 4 others
Ebola: Farnesina earmarks another 1.5m euro for emergency

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has outlined an approximately 1.5 million eo emergency intervention programme to fight the Ebola epidemic affecting some Western African countries.

The Italian Cooperation has earmarked 240,000 euro for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to send doctors, medical supplies and equipment, and boost epidemiological surveillance and provide logistical support and coordination to emergency response activities.