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05 Sep 2015 description

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS CONFERENCE

In September, the Security Council would focus on a range of issues, from the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the political climate in Lebanon to the broad settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation said today at a Headquarters press conference.

04 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

BEYROUTH/ISTANBUL, 4 septembre 2015 (IRIN) - Imaginez que la Syrie n'existe pas, que la guerre n'y ait jamais eu lieu. La crise des migrants en Europe ne paraîtrait alors pas si terrible.

Les deux pays de l'Union européenne (UE) où sont arrivées le plus de personnes par bateau sont l'Italie et la Grèce.

03 Sep 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities. In Syria, where there are still 2 million children out of school or at risk of dropping out, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. BtL in Syria aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign.

03 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

OXFORD, 3 September 2015 (IRIN) - By now, most of us have seen the gut-wrenching photographs of a lifeless Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach. Countless Twitter and Facebook users have suggested only such horrifying images can shame EU leaders into taking action on Europe’s refugee crisis.

03 Sep 2015 description

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CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
CONFÉRENCES DE PRESSE

C’est devant une salle de presse comble que le Représentant permanent de la Fédération de Russie auprès des Nations Unies, M. Vitaly Churkin, qui vient de prendre la présidence tournante du Conseil de sécurité, a présenté, cet après-midi, le programme de travail du mois de septembre qui s’achèvera, le 30, par un débat public sur le thème du règlement des conflits au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord et la lutte contre la menace terroriste dans la région.

03 Sep 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Syria’s civil war is the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. The number of innocent civilians suffering — more than 11 million people are displaced, thus far — and the increasingly dire impact on neighboring countries can seem too overwhelming to understand.

But one fact is simple: millions of Syrians need our help. And the more aware people are of the situation, the more we can build a global response to reach them. Our lifesaving work is only possible with your knowledge and support.

03 Sep 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Wed, 2 Sep 2015 14:45 GMT

By John Davison

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Hassan and Saba al-Jedwa's five children play in the gravel at Minia Syrian refugee camp - a collection of cramped white tents off the main highway on the outskirts of northern Lebanese city Tripoli.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet

03 Sep 2015 description
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Arabic press release

Conflict drives 13 million children out of school in the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 3 September 2015- Surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing more than 13 million children from going to school, according to a UNICEF report released today.

The report, “Education Under Fire,” focuses on the impact of violence on schoolchildren and education systems in nine countries* that have been directly or indirectly impacted by violence.

02 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

BEIRUT, 2 September 2015 (IRIN) - Imagine Syria didn't exist - that the war never happened. Suddenly Europe’s migration crisis doesn't look so bad.

The two EU countries that receive the vast majority of arrivals by boat are Italy and Greece.

02 Sep 2015 description
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Highlights

• Philippe Lazzarini assumes his duties as new Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

• Lebanon pays tribute to its humanitarian heroes

• ERC makes first visit to Lebanon; calls for continued international support to maintain stability

• Refugees’ socio-economic situation records serious deterioration

• As of September, WFP will cap assistance at five members per household

• Contributions allow UNRWA to open 2015/16 school year; cash assistance still at risk

02 Sep 2015 description

Changing Dynamics and Fresh largescale Displacements

The first six months of 2015 has seen fresh fighting, changing dynamics and the massive displacement of over 1 million people, some multiple times, throughout Syria.

02 Sep 2015 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP began its Syria response in Lebanon in June 2012, following an official request from the Government. Through the Regional Emergency Operation (EMOP), WFP provides food assistance to those that cannot meet their basic food needs. Electronic vouchers (e-cards) are provided to vulnerable Syrian refugees and oneoff food parcels to new arrivals awaiting registration. Each food parcel contains 13 different commodities that cover the basic needs of a family for a month.

02 Sep 2015 description

International Committee of the Red Cross / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies joint statement

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has today launched Voices to Action, a global initiative to gather community solutions to some of today's pressing humanitarian challenges.

02 Sep 2015 description

In recent weeks, the upsurge of Syrians seeking asylum in European countries has overwhelmed existing capacity. According to UNHCR, as of July 2015 almost 350,000 Syrians have applied for asylum in Europe since the conflict in Syria began, nearly half applying in Germany and Sweden and one third in Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands combined.

02 Sep 2015 description

Beyrouth – Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) a organisé aujourd'hui, à l'occasion de la Journée internationale des personnes disparues, une série de manifestations commémoratives sur tout le territoire libanais. À Tripoli, Baalbek et Tyr, des familles de personnes disparues se sont ainsi réunies, en présence de représentants d'associations nationales et de la société civile, pour honorer la mémoire de leurs proches disparus et appeler les autorités à agir.

01 Sep 2015 description

Handicap International celebrated the release of 46,505 square meters of land from five minefields in Deir Billa, Lebanon on August 31. The land had been contaminated with landmines and other explosive remnants of war during Lebanon’s civil war, which ended more than two decades ago.

01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan