Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 285,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of three inter-agency convoys have been undertaken. In addition, during 2017, 20 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 413.1 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city. The fourth round of food distribution for 93,500 people was completed on 10 January.
Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully d elivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 67,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of one inter-agency convoy has been undertaken. In addition, during 2017, 12 WFP-led airdrops dispatched 248.6 metric tons of food supplies for the besieged parts of Deir-ez-Zor city. Th e fourth round of food distribution for 93,500 people was completed on 10 January.
The Turkey Humanitarian Fund projects are in line with priorities and objectives of the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). It aims to provide flexible and timely resources to partners thereby expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increase humanitarian access particularly in besieged and hard to reach areas, and strengthen partnerships.
IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $4 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 56 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.
The Syria Humanitarian Fund (SHF) supports projects and activities identified under the 2016 Syria Humanitarian Response Plan while retaining the flexibility to allocate funds to respond to unforeseen events or special requirements. The SHF reinforces the leadership and coordination role of the Humanitarian Coordinator by allocating funding to priority needs through the humanitarian sectors. The SHF, which has a 60 million USD funding target in 2016, works with a variety of implementing partners in a complex operational environment.