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22 Nov 2014 description
report Kuwait News Agency

VAN, Turkey, Nov 21 (KUNA) -- International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Chairman and Amiri Diwan's Advisor Abdullah Al-Maatouq on Friday opened the Kuwaiti-funded "Humanitarian Leader" village in the eastern Turkish city of Van.

In 2011, a destructive earthquake hit the city, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van. It has a long history as a major urban area.

20 Nov 2014 description
map UNOSAT

This report provides an overview of the situation in the town of Kobani as of 6 November 2014, using high resolution imagery collected by the WorldView-3 satellite and compared with satellite imagery collected 22 October and 6 September. In support of the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014), UNOSAT reviewed the town for indicators of damage and destruction and signs of ongoing fighting and displaced civilians.

20 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP food reaches 60,000 besieged civilians in Homs, Syria.

  • Food deliveries to Al Hasakeh through Nusaybin corridor underway for second consecutive month.

  • WFP supports Government of Lebanon's assistance to vulnerable Lebanese

  • WFP to expand assistance to non-camp refugees in Turkey.

  • Iraq’s Akre and Darashakran camps to transition to voucher assistance.

20 Nov 2014 description
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Introduction

2013 was a landmark year which saw the second UN High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD) of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, which took place on the 3–4 October at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The HLD was marked by a significant evolution in the UN debate on migration and development, as evidenced by the Declaration adopted by consensus at its opening.

20 Nov 2014 description
report Amnesty

Turkey: Syrian refugees shot at border with hundreds of thousands destitute

The international community’s failure to deal with the growing number of Syrian refugees fleeing into Turkey has led to a crisis of unprecedented proportions with refugees facing push-backs and live fire at the border and hundreds of thousands living in destitution, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.

19 Nov 2014 description

From the west, Ayn al-Arab (Kobane in Kurdish), Suruc, Sanliurfa where AAR Japan is conducting the survey, and Viransehir.

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

18 Nov 2014 description

11/18/2014 - 16:38 GMT Turkey fears another two to three million Syrian refugees could cross its borders if the region of Syria's second city of Aleppo is overrun either by Islamist extremists or regime forces, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday.

Turkey is already hosting at least 1.5 million refugees displaced by the Syrian conflict and has repeatedly warned that its capacities are being strained by the numbers.

15 Nov 2014 description
report Tzu Chi Foundation

Tzu Chi is again pitching in for relief effort dedicated to Syrian refugees. In Jordan, Tzu Chi has long been providing care and humanitarian aid in response to the Syrian Crisis. This year, Tzu Chi Taiwan has drawn up plans to step up its relief effort for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

14 Nov 2014 description

Brussels, 31 October 2014

What is Triton?

Triton is a Frontex coordinated joint operation, requested by the Italian authorities that will start its activity as from 1 November 2014 in the Central Mediterranean to support Italy.

How have the details of the operation been defined?

14 Nov 2014 description

Announced at 2014 United Nations Global South-South Development Expo in Washington Rome, 14 November 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced today a US$2.7 million programme targeting more than 1,000 rural youth and women in Algeria, Egypt, Hungary, Morocco, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. The programme will support small farmers to share their experiences and skills in order to collaborate on possible solutions to save water, cultivate water-efficient crops and breed cattle.

14 Nov 2014 description

Highlights:

The Government of Turkey reports 191,000 people from the northern Syrian city of Kobani have crossed into Turkey since 19 September. Of these, close to 15,000 people have traveled onward into the Kurdistan Region (KR-I) of Iraq since 25 September. In line with a decision by the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Interior, all new arrivals from Kobani have been transferred to existing Syrian refugee camps in the KR-I.

14 Nov 2014 description
Syria - version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 100 000 000

14 Nov 2014 description

Robert T. Perry, MD1, Marta Gacic-Dobo, MSc1, Alya Dabbagh, PhD1, Mick N. Mulders, PhD1, Peter M. Strebel, MBChB1, Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, MD1, Paul A. Rota, PhD2, James L. Goodson, MPH3 (Author affiliations at end of text)

13 Nov 2014 description

Foreword and Executive Summary

On 16 September 2014, the northern Syrian town of Kobane came under siege. Since then, 188,000 refugees are reported to have flooded into Turkey. This is an emergency which, like so much of the Syria crisis, revolves around issues of protection and gender.

13 Nov 2014 description

11/13/2014 - 13:15 GMT

Turkey is to issue work permits for some of the 1.5 million Syrian war refugees it is hosting, its labour minister said on Thursday, dismissing fears it would harm local workers.

"We will grant a certain number of our Syrian brothers work permits to allow their employment within a legal framework, without hurting the local workforce," Faruk Celik told private NTV television.

13 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1 . This eighth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.