AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.
The ETC radio training mission in Turkey trained 88 humanitarian staff in Ankara and Gaziantep.
Approval is still pending from Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to import telecommunications equipment to support the humanitarian community in Syria.
The new ETC website went live on 02 July 2015.
· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.
· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.
· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.
BEIRUT, 29 July 2015 (IRIN) - In the past week, Turkey has gone from an unhappy observer in the Syrian civil war to a full-blown combatant. Following two attacks by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS), the country has begun a bombing campaign targeting both the Islamist militants in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Iraq.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also allowed the United States to use the Incirlik airbase in southern Turkey in its bombing campaign against ISIS.
Ministry of National Education conducts Grade 12 validation examination
One of the 3RP outputs in the education sector is to support the provision of valid certification and documentation of academic achievement to Syrian refugee children. On 27 June the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) conducted a Grade 12 validation examination for Syrian students who had completed Grade 12 through Temporary Education Centres (TECs).
EMOC and MISP trainings conducted in June 2015.
In partnership with the Ministry of Health, Gaziantep University and Yıldırım Beyazıt University, WHO plans to conduct two refugee health professionals’ trainings for 2015. The curriculum and training materials are completed and aim at Syrian refugee doctors and nurses integration to Turkish healthcare system to delivery health services for Syrian patient. The Refugee Doctors Adaptation Training (ReDAT) is planned to be conducted in August 2015 in Gaziantep.
NFI and WASH containers' distribution continued in the camps during the month of June. The physical distribution of the cash vouchers has started.
WFP is currently operating in 11 camps, providing food assistance for 154.000 Syrian refugees.
WFP and the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) continues to provide support to approximately 154,000 Syrians in 11 camps. Monthly transfers to beneficiaries are approximately US$3 million.
6,750 beneficiaries received language training in Arabic, English and Turkish since the beginning of 2015.
Through Its implementing partner; IOM Turkey supported 1,685 Syrian refugees to access vocational training.
In Mersin province, IOM continued its support to Syria Social Gathering language and vocational activities. Language activities included: TOMER, English, Arabic for host community and YOS. Since the beginning of the year, 6,750 Syrians have participated in these courses.
1.772.535 registered Syrian refugees as end of June 2015.
Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees continued to take place during June 2015 under the supervision of Ministry of Interior - Directorate General of Migration Management. As of 15 June 2015, 1,772,535 Syrians were biometrically registered. Since the beginning of 2015, UNHCR has delivered 11 additional mobile registration trucks to the Government of Turkey to support continuous registration efforts of the Turkish authorities.
I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I won’t make any friends?’
It was the fall of 2001, my daughter was four, my son was six. We had just moved to Syria and were driving to their first day of school and pre-school outside of Damascus, full of the same nervous anticipation that millions of other children and parents feel every year on the first day of class.
· In Syria, access to humanitarian assistance for children in hard-to-reach areas continues to remain a significant challenge. The UN estimates that up to 2 million children are still not being reached due to deteriorating security, shifting frontlines, capacity limitations and administrative hurdles.
The European Union (EU) is facing unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants arriving by boat.
In 2014, 220,000 people arrived, almost double the combined total of 121,000 from 2011 through 2013. During just the first six months of 2015, 137,000 arrived, compared with 75,000 during the first six months of 2014. As seas are calmer during the summer months, many more are expected before the end of 2015.