577.9 M required for 2017
25.6 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements
552.3 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response
All figures are displayed in USD
By Dana Sleiman in Beirut
Despite the assistance of UNHCR's DAFI scholarship programme in Lebanon, Syrian refugees in higher education are the exception rather than the rule.
As a high school student in Syria, Jankidar knew that he wanted to study political sciences. But soon after enrolling in Aleppo University, he had to drop out to support his family.
Baghdad 21 March 2017: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Representation in Iraq (FAO) hosted in Baghdad on 14-15 March a multi-stakeholder consultation workshop on Strengthening National Food Security Information Systems in Iraq. It was organized by (FAO) Representation in Iraq and the Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN), which is a partnership between FAO and iMMAP in Amman, Jordan, and funded by USAID and FAO to promote, improved Food Security and Nutrition Information Systems (FSNIS) at country and regional level.
Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.
At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.
◾Lebanon is the neighbouring country hit the hardest by the Syria crisis. With more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees, compounded with other refugee communities hosted by the country, Lebanon accounts for the highest refugee per capita rates in the world. Since the beginning of 2015 and with the enforcement of stricter regulations applied by the Government, access to Lebanon by those fleeing the conflict in Syria has become close to impossible.
The Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region aims at enhancing the effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in support of poor and vulnerable children and marginalized communities. It embraces both crisis situations as well as more stable but vulnerable contexts, strengthening resilience and providing opportunities for more inclusive development pathways and social stability.
UNITED NATIONS, New York/BEIRUT, Lebanon – “To be pregnant in the middle of a humanitarian setting is already a dangerous situation, but for girls aged 15 to 19 the risk of pregnancy-related death is already twice as high than for somebody in their twenties. For girls aged 10 to 14, the risk is five times higher,” said Kesaya Baba, from the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, at a meeting held during the United Nations 61st Commission on the Status of Women, in New York.
Les Fonds de Financement Communs Pays (CBPF) permettent aux organisations humanitaires d’apporter une assistance rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Ils permettent aux Gouvernements et aux donateurs privés de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour répondre à des crises spécifiques, qu’il s’agisse d’une catastrophe naturelle ou d’un conflit armé.
FONCTIONNEMENT DES CBPF
Statement Delivered by Security Council President, Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom) at the press stakeout on behalf of the Security Council following Security Council session on Lebanon and implementation of resolution 1701
Friday, 17 March 2017
March 15, 2017 (Baltimore, Md.) – After six years of conflict, IOCC is urging continued support for programs to meet the needs of Syrian children and adolescents who face food insecurity, lack access to education, and bear deep psychological scars. Children displaced by the conflict in Syria as well as those who are now refugees outside of the country require support to address all aspects of their health and wellbeing.
Lamia, 45 years old, a Syrian female living in camps in Taanayel (Bekaa), with a broad smile on her face, recounted her story of defeating breast cancer.
“I discovered a lump while doing a self examination..I heard about the breast cancer clinic here and I decided to get medical help”. Lamia underwent the necessary echography which led to total mastectomy. Instead of living in fear of recurrence, she is confidently adapting to the change in her life and awaits further treatment with chemotherapy and radiology, to ensure that the disease does not spread again.
Land is shaped by human activities – agricultural and industrial activities, construction of infrastructures and buildings, waste disposal and spreading, all of which can be vectors of soil contamination and environmental degradation. All these are threats to vital soil functions for human health, food production and water conservation. Land and soils usually have poor regeneration capacities: land degradation can be very quick (a few years or decades are enough), while soil formation and regeneration takes thousands of years.
In Lebanon, the impact of the Syrian crisis on food security is particularly concerning. According to the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), an estimated 1,520,000 persons currently need food assistance in Lebanon. As the crisis extends, current levels of humanitarian aid could become unsustainable. Reduced funding and limited resources are already causing a reduction in food aid delivery in Lebanon. In the Mount Lebanon governorate, people have difficulties in accessing quality, nutritious and diverse food..
Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Taawon - Lebanon, Islamic Relief, the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) and the Health Care Society (HCS) inaugurated a new jointly-funded kidney dialysis unit in Beddawi camp to serve Palestine refugee patients.
1. Le présent rapport dresse un bilan détaillé de l ’application de la résolution 1701 (2006) du Conseil de sécurité depuis le rapport de mon prédécesseur, en date du 4 novembre 2016 (S/2016/931).
Beirut 17 March 2017 – The peacebuilding organisation International Alert brought together over 40 representatives of Lebanese government, civil society, UN agencies and academia to discuss the potential of education to improve social stability in Lebanon. The conference ‘Education for Stability: Drawing on research and practice to inform cross-sector response’ was held as part of a research and networking project in partnership with Roskilde University in Denmark.
BEIRUT, March 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) delivered on Thursday 500 food parcels to Syrian refugees in Lebanon's northernmost region of Akkar.
The head of the KRCS team, Qassem Ahmad, told KUNA that each portion is sufficient for a five-member family for a month.
The team has also inspected work of teams tasked with distributing bread, baked at local bakeries, to the refugees regularly, part of the ongoing and regular Kuwaiti relief efforts for relieving the Syrian refugees, totally estimated at 1.5 million.
By 2008, for the first time in history more people lived in cities than in rural areas. Today the world’s urban population stands at about 3.9 billion, but it is expected to surpass six billion within 30 years. Close to 90 percent of the increase will be concentrated in developing countries in Asia and Africa, particularly India, China and Nigeria
Estimates vary but it is likely that more than one billion people live in urban slums, the fastest growing human habitat.