May 27 2015: Three million people have fled Syria since conflict began there in 2011, with many of them settling in Istanbul. Pedro Valarini looks at how they are rebuilding their lives in the Turkey.
In March 2015, Syria’s civil war entered its fifth year. The results of the conflict have been catastrophic for the country and its society. It is estimated that seven million Syrians have been internally displaced and over three million more made refugees, mainly in neighbouring countries including Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey.
Turkey’s assistance to Palestine has reached 369 million US dollars in the last decade. In 2014, Turkey provided a total assistance of 76.3 million US dollars to Palestine, 59.2 million US Dollars of which constituted official assistance (34.7 million US dollars for public development assistance, 24.5 million US dollars for emergency assistance) while the remaining 17.1 million US Dollars consisted of non-governmental assistance (9.4 million US dollars of which constituted the assistance provided by NGOs, and 7.7 million US dollars for emergency assistance).
AFAD delivers four tons of medical supplies to Djibouti, which hosts thousands of refugees from Yemen.
Ankara, 26 May 2015 – The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) continues its humanitarian relief efforts in Djibouti, where more than 150.000 displaced Yemenis are grappling with harsh living conditions. Later today, the agency will deliver four tons of medical supplies to refugee camps in the Obock area.
1 . The present, fifteenth, report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of those resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Los operativos contra traficantes de inmigrantes deben respetar las leyes de derechos humanos
26 DE MAYO DE 2015
(Bruselas) – Las acciones militares de la Unión Europea (UE) contra las redes de tráfico de personas no deben poner en peligro las vidas y los derechos de los migrantes y solicitantes de asilo en peligro, dijo hoy Human Rights Watch. El 18 de mayo de 2015, el Consejo de la Unión Europea acordó crear una operación naval, EUNAVFOR Med, para identificar, capturar y destruir los barcos usados por los traficantes de inmigrantes en el Mediterráneo.
Ankara, Turkey | AFP | Wednesday 5/27/2015 - 02:55 GMT
by Fulya OZERKAN
The campaign for Turkey's June 7 legislative elections has been rich in political point-scoring while ignoring one of the biggest challenges the country faces in the years ahead -- the future of the almost two million refugees from the civil war in Syria.
Turkey is hosting 1.8 million Syrian refugees, more than any other country, and they have already become significant minorities in several cities, causing social tensions.
These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2015, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.27 million refugees by end-2015.
Almost 2,000 partner staff have been trained this year on Child Protection and Sexual & Gender Based Violence response
Capacity-building through the training of responders in various aspects of protection continues across the region.
April 2015 witnessed two major military campaigns in Idleb governorate, with Armed Opposition Groups (AOG) seizing control of Idleb city and Jisr al Shugur town leading to a further deterioration of security situation in the governorate. The impact on the civilian population has been drastic. An estimated number of 143,630 people ed Idleb city and its surroundings, of those 48,327 were displaced from Jisr-Ash-Shugur. The CCCM cluster has been instrumental in coordinating the humanitarian response, alongside OCHA and the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group.
Istanbul, 22 May 2015 – Disaster management experts attending the 4th International Disaster Management Conference visited the AFAD campus in Hasdal, Istanbul to receive information about the agency’s earthquake contingency plan.
The presentation, delivered by local representatives on site, concentrated on the effective use of communication technologies in disaster management including the development of DMR digital radio and VSAT satellite systems.
1.759.846 registered Syrian refugees as end of March 2015.
Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees continued to take place during April 2015 under the supervision of Ministry of Interior. By the end of April 2015, 1,759,546 Syrians were biometrically registered, reflecting an additional 18,172 individualsregistered during the reporting period.
UNICEF provides training to 6,500 Syrian volunteer teachers.
Together with Gaziantep University, WHO is in preparation to conduct Refugee Nurses Adaptation training (ReNAT).
NFI distribution for camps focused on Islahiye 2 and Suruc camps in April and continued in the Suruc area for Non-camp Refugees.
WFP is currently operating in 11 camps, providing food assistance for 152.000 Syrian refugees.
WFP continues to provide support to approximately 152,000 Syrians in 11 camps.
Monthly transfers to beneficiaries are approximately US$3.1 million.
6,750 beneficiaries received language training in Arabic, English and Turkish since the beginning of 2015.
Through its implementing partner; IOM turkey supported 1685 Syrian refugees to access vocational training.
Sofia, Bulgaria | AFP | Monday 5/25/2015 - 17:52 GMT
Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey agreed on Monday to set up a common border police and customs centre to exchange information to combat a surge in illegal migration.
"This agreement guarantees closer cooperation of the three countries that face one and the same challenges... migration, organised crime and terrorism," Bulgaria's Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said after a signing ceremony in Sofia.
Description of the emergency