Since the 3rd of October 2015, Israeli occupation forces have killed 169 Palestinians in the oPt, including 34 children and 8 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Since the start of 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 26 Palestinians in the oPt, including 6 persons under the age of 18 .
Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 10 Palestinians killed since last October and all from Jerusalem.
Today (Monday), we were able to get some humanitarian supplies into Syria at the Bab al Salam crossing: 2000 new arrival food kits, 150 new arrival non-food item kits and 3,000 mattresses. These supplies are being distributed to an estimated 12,000 people in the area of Azaz. Attached is a photo taken this morning (Monday) of Mercy Corps trucks at the crossing.
• Due to the security situation, humanitarian access to people in need remains highly difficult in the Far North Region and in some areas close to the border with Central Africa Republic. This results in difficulties for UNICEF and humanitarians partners to procure assistance to people in need.
(New York, 8 February 2016) I am gravely concerned by reports that over 30,000 civilians have been displaced from Aleppo city and other areas in northern Syria over the past week, by heavy clashes and aerial bombardment by the Government of Syria, allied forces and armed groups. About 80 per cent of them are estimated to be women and children. We have reports that civilians have been killed and injured, and that civilian infrastructure, including at least two hospitals, has been hit.
Despite the harsh winter conditions, the flow of refugees and migrants from Turkey into Greece remains high. Every day, between 2 000 and 3 000 people land on Greek islands and they need basic emergency assistance.
The European Commission and EU Member States have been supporting Greece in managing the continuing arrival of refugees and migrants by providing emergency assistance items and equipment.
This information reflects the response work done by the Burundi Red Cross. The Burundi Red Cross with the support of its partners of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent strictly operates in neutral, independent and impartial manner to meet the humanitarian needs.
The ICRC has been present in Lebanon since 1967 and has carried out its humanitarian work through periods of conflict, including 1975-1990 civil war. Currently it is responding to the rapidly growing needs of displaced people fleeing war and violence across the region and the communities hosting them.
In 2015, the ICRC assisted 700,000 people across Lebanon:
Health Care – 309,000 people assisted:
In this issue
- Cross-border Humanitarian Assistance P. 1
- Cluster Response Progression P. 2
- Cluster Response Overview P. 2
- Humanitarian Pooled Fund P. 7
Cross-border Humanitarian Assistance Overview
• UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Visits Syria
• UNHCR Crossing lines throughout Syria
• UNHCR uses Airlifts for Emergency Planning
• Winterization Programme Continues
• Sleeping bags in Aleppo
• CBIs improving Lives in Hassakeh
Following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that affected the city of Tainan near Kaohsiung city, Taiwan, the Taiwan Red Cross Organization (TRCO) has mounted an emergency response in support of ongoing efforts of the authorities. The shallow quake – with a depth of 10 kilometres – struck at 03:57h local time (UTC +8) on Saturday, 6 February 2016, when most residents were still sleeping. The quake caused considerable damage to buildings, including multi-storey residential apartments.
SHARJAH, 7th February, 2016 (WAM) -- The Big Heart Foundation, BHF, has pledged to donate US$350,000 towards two UNHCR projects to help displaced Syrian families and children seeking refuge in Lebanon and Iraq. The first US$250,000 will go towards UNHCR’s "Warm their Hearts" campaign that will provide winter aid to over 400,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, who are in desperate need of support and assistance.
Heavy air bombardment as well as ground fighting between Government forces and armed groups (AGs) in several parts of Aleppo continued at the weekend. Access is severely restricted; thus limiting the capacity of humanitarian actors to effectively reach all persons in need. Estimated 35 000 persons have been displaced in the past week, with large numbers concentrating around the Bab Al-Salama border crossing point with Turkey.