EIRUT, 13th February, 2016 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, KF, today set off a US $ 1.5 millon aid distribution campaign in response to UAE's announcement to help the Syrian refugees in Lebanon during the winter session.
The campaign, which was lunched under the supervision of the Office of the Attache for Humanitarian and Development Affairs at the UAE Embassy in Beirut, will benefit 24,280 displaced Syrian families and the affected Lebanese.
BEIRUT, Feb 12 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti relief teams handed over necessities to 400 Syrian families in Lebanon's northernmost region Akkar, said Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Friday. Nabil Bouftain, head of the KRCS' field team, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that food rations and detergents were given to the refugees in Al-Abde town, located in Akkar, northeast of the port city Tripoli. Kuwaitis, wholeheartedly, are aiding the Syrian brothers in hope of soothing their suffering, Bouftain has re-affirmed.
Flow Monitoring: As of 10 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 4,681 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 4 February – 10 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.
See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.
BEIRUT, Feb 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) continued on Thursday distributing relief aid to 350 displaced Syrian families in the eastern Bekaa Valley, as part of the "warm winter 2016" campaign.
Head of the society's delegation, Nabil Buftain, told KUNA that field teams delivered parcels laden with food and detergents for the Syrian families in Al-Kark town in Zahlee area, eastern Lebanon.
The aid offered to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon is part of KRCS commitment in alleviating their suffering due to tough circumstances they encounter.
As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.
Syria: IOM reached over 24,000 most vulnerable men, women, and children with winterization support in Rural Damascus, Tartous, Damascus, and Hama with 18,855 thermal blankets and clothing kits. From its cross-border hub in Jordan, IOM began distribution and instalment of 1,000 shelter kits, as well as distribution of olive pit bricks for 1,000 households as part of the winterization response.
Thanks to further funds received during the month of October, WFP was able to raise the food assistance amount to US$ 21.6 per person at a maximum of ve members per household in November and December.
Lebanon, a country of 4.4 million inhabitants, is hosting around 1.1 million Syrian refugees, 42 000 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 6 000 Iraqi refugees and nearly 450 000 refugees from Palestine. This makes it the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide, where one person out of four is a refugee.
Until the end of 2015, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), UN and NGO’s continued to focus on the enrollment of all children into certified formal education opportunities. As a result, by the end of 2015, a total of 158,500 non-Lebanese children and 197,000 Lebanese were registered in formal education. From the 158,500 registered non-Lebanese children, 147,285 children were attending.
During the reporting period:
60 health staff from MoSA were trained on nutrition screening and referral to ensure timely detection of acute malnutrition among vulnerable children under five receiving social services at SDCs. In PHCs, coaching of healthcare providers on malnutrition screening, referral and management continued as part of the Integration of Nutrition Screening in primary health care and by the end of December, the project was handed over to MoPH.
6 million children (under 18) are in need of humanitarian assistance
2.8 million displaced Syrian children (under 18)
Over 2.1 million children (5-17 years) are out of school inside Syria
2 million children are living in hard to reach areas; over 200,000 children are living in locations designated as besieged
The United Nations documented over 1,600 cases of grave child’s rights violations
10 February 2016 – The World Health Organization welcomes the unprecedented support shown by countries participating in the "Supporting Syrians and the Region Conference" in London on 4 February, during which more than US$ 10 billion was pledged to provide humanitarian aid to people affected by the Syrian crisis over the coming 5 years.
Summary Report from private sector and civil society roundtable, 21st January 2016
Le conflit en Syrie a poussé plus de 9 millions de personnes à fuir leur domicile et a affecté des milliers d’autres personnes dans les pays voisins. Beaucoup a déjà été réalisé pour apporter l’assistance nécessaire aux communautés hôtes et syriennes, mais il reste encore énormément à faire.
Un réservoir pour améliorer la sécurité de l’accès à l’eau
WASH partners finalized a number of community projects to improve water supply and water quality, including UNHCR who handed over 5 water reservoirs to Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (in Baalechmay, Mansourieh, Aashkout, Ghazir and Halate). In addition 53km of drinking water supply networks were extended/rehabilitated, 962 households were also connected to the water supply network and WASH facilities inside 5,029 households were improved.