UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator Toily Kurbanov participated in the Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region. He offered valuable lessons learned for the post-agreement reconstruction of Syria, focusing on how local volunteers are the first to reach the most vulnerable in the wake of crisis and the role of UN Volunteers in building locally-owned development. The full transcript of his remarks is below.
Migration Context: Mosul
As of 18 January 2017, 162,042 persons were displaced by Mosul military operations, a nearly 20,000 person increase over the reporting period.
As of 18 January 2017, the governorate hosting the largest number of IDPs displaced as a result of Mosul operations is still Ninewa, with 97% of IDPs (157,314 individuals). The heaviest concentration of displacement remains inside the district of Mosul, indicating that the majority of people are displacing to areas near their homes.
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) allotted Php4.9 billion in calamity loan for its active members and old-age pensioners who were affected by typhoon Nina in the provinces of Albay, Batangas, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Quezon, as well as 6 areas in Oriental Mindoro.
A total of 7,952 active members and 820 old-age pensioners in Calapan City and municipalities of Naujan, Baco, San Teodoro, Pola, and Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro may avail of the loan until February 17.
Today the international community discussed the humanitarian crisis in Syria in Helsinki. In the Supporting Syrians conference, UN and partners launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) for 2017-2018. Education and employment of youth cannot be stressed enough.
Unemployment rates of youth in Syria and the neighboring countries are very high and a lack of future perspectives for youth is a fuel for instability, noted the recent Arab Human Development Report by UNDP. There are 2.7 million adolescents in Syria in need of assistance.
Thousands of people who fled fighting in the Central African Republic’s capital have returned under a voluntary programme run by UNHCR and the government.
By: Djerassem Mbaiorem
CARMEL SITE, Central African Republic – Antoine Nambeyam shuffles forward on his crutches towards the head of the queue. It is a line that will finally take the amputee home after three years in a dilapidated site for thousands of people displaced by conflict in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, or CAR.
655,399 Registered refugees from Syria in Jordan (UNHCR)
529,447 and 531,679 Syrian refugees assisted with E-Card and Paper Vouchers in November and December respectively*
10,094 households assisted with in-kind assistance at the Berm since the start of the cycle in November 2016.
89,000 vulnerable Jordanians assisted
*Assisted Syrians in host communities, camps and transit centres.
WFP received a Letter of Appreciation from the Disaster Response Coordination Unit Council Secretariat for its long-term contribution to emergency preparedness and response in Kyrgyz Republic.
The Russian Federation has confirmed a contribution of USD 5 million to support WFP’s productive safety nets and resilience project.
As part of its School Meals Programme, WFP held a meeting for the directors of 28 schools to discuss the role of school gardening in school meals.
Haití, 23 de Enero 2017
Fuente: Haití Libre
Three months after the passage of destructive Hurricane Matthew on the South West of Haiti, emergency aid operations have come to an end, and Swiss Red Cross (CRS) logisticians have returned to their country. The time is now for rebuilding for the CRS.
Al brindar la información a los delegados de la Asamblea Provincial del Poder Popular, Nancy Acosta Hernández, presidenta de ese órgano, subrayó que en los cinco municipios azotados por el fenómeno continúan los trabajos en tan importante tarea, la cual ha recibido el apoyo de países como Venezuela y de organismos internacionales
VIOLENTS AFFRONTEMENTS À BRIA ET BAMBARI
Switzerland - As the conflict in Syria continues, IOM is appealing for USD 234 million to continue to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance inside Syria and for Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. Throughout 2017, IOM will scale up critical protection, life-saving and early recovery operations to meet the needs of Syrians as they struggle to cope with the protracted crisis.
655,344 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, accounting for 7 per cent of the national population
61,004 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, over a third of whom are children.
2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world
6 Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world
93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan
A monthly allowance of 36 manats shall be allocated for IDPs and those equal to them from 1 January 2017 on, instead of payments for food as well as communal and other services from the state budget for IDPs and those alike.
The Cabinet of Ministers was tasked to determine the contingent to which the monthly allowance prescribed. The procedure of payment shall be determined and reported to the President.
Proposals on adjusting the presidential acts to this decree shall be prepared within one month and submitted the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
We, the civil society organisations working with Syrian communities, welcome the launch of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in response to the Syrian Crisis (3RP) and the sharing of the key humanitarian priorities for Syria in 2017 in Helsinki on 24 January 2017. We endorse the focus of 3RP on integrating a development approach with humanitarian assistance activities and echo the key features of the plan, such as the emphasis on educational opportunities and the need for boosting the use of national and local capacities for service delivery.
Since the current crisis erupted in 2013, the Central African Republic (CAR) has received a level of international attention unprecedented in its recent turbulent history. Huge efforts have been made by national government, the United Nations (UN) and external donors, as well as communities and civil society actors to pull the country back from armed conflict.
In 2016, there were verified reports of over 2,300 grave violations against children by armed forces and groups throughout Syria. Of these, killing and maiming of children and recruitment and use of children were the most prevalent violations. The actual numbers are likely to be much higher.
During December, WFP continued its life-saving assistance at the north-eastern border (berm). As of 31 December, 9,065 households received food and non-food items representing 58 percent of the estimated stranded population.
As part of the inter-agency winterisation campaign,WFP distributed in-kind food through its partner ACTED in Azraq camp covering the entire camp population. At Za’atari camp, around 30 welcome meals were provided to refugees who have been affected by severe weather conditions as part of the same campaign.
Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of USD 20 million from the Government of the United States of America for emergency food assistance for some 550,000 returnees and displaced people in Afghanistan. This emergency operation has already been running for five months and WFP has reached 200,000 people so far.
After providing urgent medical care, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launches a building materials distribution campaign to benefit 10,000 families living in the remote mountains of Sud-Ouest, the island region most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew.