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Syrian Refugee Response: Lebanon Inter-Agency Update, 18 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK

 680,000 individuals have so far this month benefited from food assistance;

 20,000 individuals received blankets, mattresses, fuel and other household items;

 10,500 individuals received primary and secondary health care services;

 15,000 individuals benefited from health awareness sessions;

 Some 1,500 refugees benefited from social and mental health consultations;

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Lebanon + 1 other
Plus d'un million de Syriens réfugiés au Liban

Trois ans après le début du conflit, le millionième réfugié syrien au Liban a été enregistré le 3 avril dernier par le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR). Cependant, pour les acteurs humanitaires qui interviennent au Liban, une estimation est difficile à donner, tous les réfugiés syriens n'étant pas comptabilisés.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Même avec le système de rotation, les enfants syriens ne sont pas tous scolarisés au Liban

FAYDA, Liban, 17 avril (HCR) – « Mademoiselle Hanane » est debout dans la boue devant ses élèves, qui sont ses cousins. Elle se retourne et écrit avec un morceau de calcaire sur la porte d'un abri de fortune près de son propre abri. La porte est son tableau, c'est sa classe et elle y enseigne l'anglais. Elle écrit les lettres de l'alphabet en anglais, puis elle les prononce à haute voix. La classe répète chaque lettre à l'unisson.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syrian Crisis (as of 14 April 2014)

IOM provides assistance to internally displaced persons, stranded migrants and third-country refugees inside Syria as well as Syrian refugees, Iraqi and Lebanese returnees and vulnerable host communities in the neighbouring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

International Organization for Migration:

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 2 - 15 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With access easier, food for 112,500 people enters Syria’s hard-to-reach Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa governorates in the first two weeks of April. An inter-agency convoy brings WFP food assistance to IDP camps in Idleb for the third time since the beginning of March, raising hopes of more regular future deliveries.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Even with shifts, only some Syrians in Lebanon get into school

FAYDA, Lebanon, 17 April (UNHCR) – "Miss Hanan" stands in the mud before her class – her cousins. She turns and writes with a chunk of chalky rock on the door of a makeshift shelter next to her own. The door is her chalkboard, this is her classroom and her class is learning English. She writes the letters of the English alphabet and then pronounces them loudly. The class repeat each letter in unison.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Equatorial Guinea + 19 others
Polio this week - as of 16 April 2014

  • In central Africa, a new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) case was reported in Equatorial Guinea. In total, three cases have now been reported from the country; genetic sequencing indicates the cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon. Outbreak response in the country is currently being planned.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - Education

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Enrolment rates in formal education among school‐aged children across the region remain extremely low, with some 44 per cent enrolled in school across the five refugee hosting countries. This figure ranges from 83 per cent in Egypt, 55 per cent in Jordan, 42 per cent in Turkey, 35 per cent in Lebanon, and 31 per cent in Iraq.

Critical investments in school infrastruc ture and capacity are therefore continuing. In Iraq, access has increased with the completion of five new schools, including one secondary school, in three camps in Dohuk Governorate.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - Basic Needs

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Distribution of assistance to help refugees and others through the winter continued during February, with some 85,000 people in Jordan and 53,000 in Iraq having recieved winterized non‐food items since the start of the year. In Turkey, more than 69,000 items of clothing and 7,200 blankets were distributed as part of the winterization measures during February. Assistance for the winter months is also provided through cash assistance which has reached almost 140,000 people in Jordan and 344,000 people in Lebanon this year.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - WASH

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS:

Assisting the 60 per cent of refugees in region who live outside camps with water and sanitation is a priority. In Jordan, the WASH sector is in the process of developing minimum standards for interventions in host communities to be used as a guidance document for partners. In Lebanon, a project is underway to map informal tented settlements to allow gaps in WASH capacity to be identified and so more efficient and targeted responses to be applied. Information systems and inter‐sectoral assessments are also being scaled up.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February - Food Security

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Syrian refugees continued to arrive in large numbers to neighbouring countries during the month. In Lebanon, food sector members responded efficiently to the influx in Arsal in early February using contingency stocks, while in Jordan a peak of 800 refugees a day were arriving in late February and so the daily distribution of bread at Za'atari camp was increased by half a tonne.

In Turkey, the e‐Food Card Programme was expanded to an additional camp, increasing the number of benefciaries by 20,000 to 140,000 people per month.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Treating chronic diseases among Syrian refugees

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Since April 2012, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has managed a chronic disease treatment program in Lebanon to meet the desperate needs of Syrian patients who no longer have access to treatment.

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Syria Regional Response Plan ‐ RRP6 (all agencies) Funding status as at 14 April 2014

The requirements presented in this funding update refer to the 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan covering the period January to December 2014.

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ICRC assists some 5,600 people displaced by Tripoli violence

Beirut (ICRC) – Recurring fighting in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, has driven thousands of people from their homes to seek shelter in safer areas of the city. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) distributed food and other essentials to 5'600 of them between 14 and 16 April..