Islamic Relief supports 3m Syrians with £43m response
Health programmes, counselling services and vital food distributions reach most vulnerable in protracted crisis
INTRODUCTION AND RATIONALE
Oxfam has joined a program to help Syrians find refuge in Europe. 60 people, including many families, will arrive in Italy today to seek asylum as part of a humanitarian visa programme approved by the Italian government. The people will be hosted by Oxfam in the Italian region of Tuscany for the duration of their asylum process.
1599.4 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,328 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018
393.8 M contributions received, representing 25% of requirements
1,205.6 M funding gap for the Syria Situation
All figures are displayed in USD
The needs of persons with disabilities outstrip rehabilitation services and mental healthcare.
Brussels Conference pledges US $6 billion for Syria response in 2017; US $3.7 billion for 2018.
UN Humanitarian Envoy visits the Bekaa and calls for urgent international support.
NGO brings hope to at-risk youth in Wadi Khaled.
This document provides an overview of open-source-reported new laws or regulations affecting NGOs, and a summary of reported administrative decisions that affected their ability to operate. Links to the relevant Aid in Danger Monthly News Brief (in brackets in each sentence) provide further information.
On 19 April, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hosted a ceremony at the Siblin Training Centre to open a gymnasium that was rehabilitated through funds from the European Union (EU).
The ceremony was attended by the Head of the Cooperation Section at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Dr. Alexis Loeber, and the UNRWA Deputy Director of Programmes in Lebanon, Gwyn Lewis, in addition to senior UNRWA staff and Siblin Training Centre students.
Le Mécanisme mondial de financement concessionnel annonce le financement de trois nouveaux projets visant à renforcer les services de santé et les infrastructures de base
Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. While the nature and incidences of these crises vary significantly, they affect millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. Some populations are displaced from their communities or countries as a result of crises; others stay where they are, by choice or necessity. Forced displacement is becoming more common with the number of individuals displaced by conflict or violence peaking at 65.3 million in 2015, and an additional 25.4 million people displaced every year due to natural disasters and climate-related events.
WFP distributed the one millionth school snack in March. The event was marked at the Sin El Fil Third school in Beirut and was attended by the Director General of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs
The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.
It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Michael Beary, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.
Discussions focused on issues related to the implementation of UNIFIL’s mandate under UN Security Council resolution 1701 (2006), air and ground violations, the situation along the Blue Line and its ongoing visible marking, as well as the issue of withdrawal of Israeli forces from northern Ghajar.
Committee against Torture
21 April 2017
The Committee against Torture this afternoon completed its consideration of the initial report of Lebanon on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.