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Funding shortfall forces WFP to announce cutbacks to Syrian food assistance operation

In Syria, the size of next month’s food ration will be reduced and in neighbouring countries the number of refugees receiving food or vouchers will be cut, the agency said.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 18 September 2014

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  • WFP is scaling back food assistance for Syrian refugees across the region from October as a result of funding shortfalls. Both the number of beneficiaries and the value of food vouchers will be reduced. As an example, monthly food assistance to around 440,000 Syrian refugees living in towns and villages in Jordan will be reduced from $34 to $16.

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Bulgaria + 2 others
Bulgaria: New Evidence Syrians Forced Back to Turkey

(Brussels, September 18, 2014) – Bulgarian border police have in the past month forced Syrian asylum seekers back to Turkey and beaten some of them, Human Rights Watch said today based on accounts by victims.

Human Rights Watch documented three separate incidents of summary returns from Bulgaria to Turkey involving at least 43 people, all Syrians. These incidents are consistent with the pushbacks to Turkey and abuse of asylum seekers and migrants by Bulgarian authorities that Human Rights Watch documented in an April 2014 report.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 2 - 5 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Syria: During the reporting period, IOM distributed non-food items to an estimated 2,959 vulnerable and displaced individuals hosted in El Ifraj camp and in Kafar Amim village in Idleb.

Iraq: Between 7 July and 2 September, 2,834 Syrian refugees received inter-camp transportation assistance from IOM.

Jordan: During the reporting period, IOM screened 267 Syrian refugees for Tuberculosis (TB) and identified four new TB cases.

International Organization for Migration:

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Turkey + 1 other
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Strep 12 September 2014

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● On 11 September, AFAD, the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Turkey's Government, announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in the 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 220,240. AFAD reported that from 10 to11 September, a total of 580 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 683 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

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Syria ‑ Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #22, Fiscal Year (FY) 2014

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry announces nearly $500 million in additional USG humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis, bringing total USG assistance to more than $2.9 billion since the crisis began.

  • Through its implementing partners, the USG has provided humanitarian assistance to more than 5 million people affected by the crisis in Syria, supporting the health, food, emergency relief supply, protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of conflict-affected populations.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Syria Crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry announced today the United States is providing nearly $500 million in additional humanitarian aid to help those affected by the war in Syria. This is the largest funding announcement made by the United States in response to the largest appeal the United Nations has ever issued. The UN's revised Syria appeals, issued in July, requested $6 billion in contributions to mitigate the impacts of a tragedy of historic proportions.

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Lebanon + 4 others
A precarious existence: The shelter situation of refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries

The lack of affordable housing in neighbouring countries has led to thousands of refugees living in unsuitable accommodation without security of tenure and exposed to risks.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syria Regional Response RRP6 Achievements ‐ July 2014

PROTECTION

2,920,207 Syrian refugees currently registered or awaiting registration with UNHCR or Government authorities

8,056 Syrian refugees submitted for resettlement or humanitarian admission to third countries

FOOD SECURITY

1,826,866 individuals receiving in‐kind, cash or voucher assistance to meet food needs

21,891 children reached with micronutrient supplements/supplementation, including school feeding programmes

EDUCATION

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Turkey + 1 other
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Strep 11 September 2014

Highlights

● On 10 September, AFAD, the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Turkey's Government, announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in the 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 220,080. AFAD reported that from 09 to 10 September, a total of 577 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 840 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.