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22 Sep 2016 description

The Head of Mission and Force Commander of UNIFIL, Major-General Michael Beary, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN position at Ras Al Naqoura.

22 Sep 2016 description

The World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) will help secure needed financing to support refugees and hosts in middle-income countries.

NEW YORK – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed an innovative financing instrument to address refugee crises in middle income countries worldwide that US President Barack Obama announced at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York.

22 Sep 2016 description

In a workshop held on 17–18 June 2016, the LSE Middle East Centre brought together a diverse group of people (policymakers from host states, representatives from international organisations, academics and NGOs practitioners) to explore the effects of the Syrian refugee crisis on Arab host states such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.

22 Sep 2016 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Unas 295.000 personas migrantes y refugiadas han accedido a Europa por mar este año.

Cruz Roja ha asistido a más de 360.000 personas sólo en Grecia desde el inicio de la crisis.

Cerca de 295.000 personas migrantes y refugiadas han accedido a Europa por mar este año. Y más de 3.200 han perdido la vida en el Mediterráneo o se encuentran desaparecidas.

22 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Syria: In August, IOM reached 64,504 beneficiaries in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Al-Hasakeh, and Al Quneitra governorates with 20,020 NFIs, out of which 62% were distributed in hard-to-reach areas (of which 51% were in crossline areas).

  • Lebanon: On 24 August, 460 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host community members in South Lebanon received non-food item kits from IOM. Since January, a total of 3,765 individuals have benefited from IOM’s NFI distributions.

22 Sep 2016 description

“The young children playing in the school yards of Tibnin dreaming of a bright future, men and women going to work every day in Bint Jbeil to support their families and the elderly residents of Naqoura enjoying evening chai with their neighbours as the sun sets over Tyre. These are the people we are here to support so that they and their communities can not only survive but also prosper and to lay the foundations of peace for the coming generations.”

21 Sep 2016 description

NNA - International funding for Lebanon has increased by 48% since June, as shown by the latest funding update released by the Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon Philippe Lazzarini, on Wednesday.

21 Sep 2016 description
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Letter of transmittal

Letter dated 1 July 2016 from the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East addressed to the President of the General Assembly

21 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • In August, WFP assisted 700,713 people: 648,822 Syrian refugees, 19,575 Palestinian refugees from Syria and 32,316 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the Government of Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP).

  • Assessment and monitoring reports from early 2016 show food security improvements among households receiving food assistance.

Operational Updates

  • WFP’s school meals programme paused for summer holidays and will resume in October.

21 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Embassy of Japan conducted a joint field visit to Qabb Elias, Bekaa. The purpose was to monitor the impact of Emergency Grant Aid, of US$ 2 million, provided by the Government of Japan to UNDP and UNHCR in response to the needs of host communities and the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This visit coincided with the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants that was taking place in New York.

20 Sep 2016 description

Op Ed by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl

Haytham is a war child who lives with his family in Khan Eshieh camp, home to some 9'000 Palestine refugees and one of the most embattled areas of the Syrian capital, Damascus.