One million people injured, generations of Syrians sacrificed in the war.
Tens of thousands of victims of the Syrian conflict need orthopaedic fitting, a prosthesis or orthosis, and rehabilitation care.
Handicap International, which is already working in 4 countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria) to provide orthopaedic fitting and equipment and to care for the injured highlights the urgent need for immediate care to avoid permanent disabilities.
By Laura Sheahen
Par Laura Sheahen|5 mars 2015|
Entretien avec Reem Alhaswani, cofondatrice de Basmeh & Zeintooneh, lauréate du prix ‘Femmes, semeuses de développement’.
Reem Alhaswani, 27 ans, est elle-même une réfugiée syrienne qui vit actuellement au Liban et aide plus d’une centaine de femmes syriennes et palestiniennes à gagner leur vie. Son organisation, Basmeh et Zeitooneh, a gagné le prix ‘Femmes, semeuses de développement’, d’une valeur de 10 000 €, décerné par Caritas Internationalis et Voices of Faith.
DUBAI, 4th March, 2015 (WAM) -- The Dar Al Ber Society, DABS, has continued its urgent relief aid to the Syrian refugees affected by the winter in Lebanon with total amounts of donations reaching AED2,128,568 in January and February.
The aid materials are part of the Tarahamu or UAE Compassion campaign initiated by the prudent leadership, and in coordination with the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai.
ABU DHABI, 4th March, 2015 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and President of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has given instructions to the agency to allocate AED10 million for helping Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon who were affected by the bitterly cold winter weather.
YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$122.62 million humanitarian aid package from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to targeted vulnerable people, many of whom are affected by conflict, in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Part of the funds will also support special logistics operations, which WFP runs in four of those countries.
4 March 2015 – The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, met today with the country’s Defence Minister, Samir Moqbel, in Beirut to discuss the security situation, with a particular focus on Lebanon’s eastern border.
Ms. Kaag praised efforts by the Lebanese Armed Forces and security forces to safeguard Lebanon’s security and stability from the threat posed by extremist militants, according to a briefing held by the Secretary-General’s spokesperson this afternoon.
General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015
Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.
The WASH Sector in January 2015 has continued with basic service provision and development of new infrastructure across Lebanon. Winterization activities for the WASH sector have been challenged by access issues at the height of the storm however 241 sites have beneted from the distribution of 603 drainage kits with 72 sites having more intensive flood preparation works.
Social stability partners’ activities and programs are already well underway throughout the sector, building on the work and results achieved in 2014. 10 new conflict mitigation mechanisms have been established (engaging 322 change agents, 57% women) and 13 youth peacebuilding initiatives have been launched, involving 148 youth from both Syrian and Lebanese communities (55% women), primarily through RET activities in Social Development Centers.
In January, winter related shelter activities have been boosted in response to the climate conditions.
10,918 vulnerable individuals living in informal settlements and substandard buildings were assisted with weatherproofing kits so that they can resist to increasingly harsh climate conditions. This includes replacement of shelter structures that have been seriously damaged within informal settlements.
11,362 Syrian refugees were registered in January, bringing the total number of Syrian refugees registered to 1,155,660. 12,130 people are currently waiting registration with the waiting time standing at 20 days. The number of refugees registered in January was 15% lower than the number of refugees registered in December 2014 (13,390). In January 2014, more than 52,000 refugees were registered.
The Livelihoods sector is a key priority for the Government of Lebanon. In this respect, the Ministry of Social Affairs is leading a process to determine and refine the livelihoods sector strategy. This will be done in two phases, with first an internal governmental process between the different ministries, followed by a national workshop on livelihoods planned in March which will be opened to sector’s members.
In January 2015, almost 100,000 Primary Heath Care (PHC) consultations were provided as well as over 5,105 hospital admissions for lifesaving emergencies and obstetric care.
At the end of December, 147 schools all across Lebanon were approved by the Ministry of Higher Education (MEHE) for enrolment of Syrian children into second shift. The estimates from the MEHE show a positive response, with at least 51,000 - mostly Syrian - children enrolled, and 7,000 on waiting list. The UN worked on re-allocating funding committed for first shift to the second shift, while requesting to open additional schools in areas with high concentration of refugees.