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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 September - 13 October 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

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  • Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs city on 1st October killing 29 children and injuring 37 more.

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WFP Syria crisis response impact of funding shortfalls, October 2014 [EN/AR]

URGENT FUNDING SHORTFALLS FORCE WFP TO CUT OPERATIONS IN SYRIA AND SUB-REGION

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UN Humanitarian Chief calls for continued assistance and a political solution for Syria

During a visit to Turkey, Valerie Amos reminded the international community of the gravity of this humanitarian crisis and said that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Situation update for Kobani, Aleppo Governorate, Syrian Arab Republic (17 October 2014)

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UNOSAT

This report provides an overview of the situation in the town of Kobani as of 15 October 2014, using high resolution imagery collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite. UNOSAT reviewed the town for indicators of damage and destruction and signs of ongoing fighting such as active fires, craters and fortifications. Imagery shows widespread damage along the city and numerous destroyed and severely damaged structures and craters caused by munitions impacts. Roadblocks were detected and vehicle traffic is almost entirely absent throughout the town.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Iraq Crisis (ECHO/-ME /BUD/2014/91000) Last update:07/10/2014 Version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

October 2014: modification n°4

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: http://humanitariancompendium.iom.int/. The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

International Organization for Migration:

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In Syria and neighbouring countries “winter puts Syrian families at risk of disease and death”

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CARE

People affected by the conflict have to survive the upcoming cold winter weather with meagre assistance, CARE supports with blankets, winter clothes and cash assistance.

Amman, Jordan (XX, 2014) - As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and in neighbouring countries.

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Humanitarian aid for Kobani’s Kurds from Syria

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Islamic Relief

Amidst increasingly complex conflict in the region, Islamic Relief has provided life-saving aid to Kurds fleeing armed groups in northern Syria.

In late September, over 138,000 people – mainly Kurds – crossed the Turkish border from northern Syria, according to the UN refugee agency. Most of the refugees are women, children, and elderly people, who are exhausted after having walked several kilometres on dusty roads with their luggage.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: Social Cohesion and Livelihoods

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:

In Lebanon, armed clashes in Arsal in early August have had an important impact on social cohesion, particularly in the Bekaa. The armed incidents and heightened security situation have further raised tensions and defiance between communities. In addition to a rise in evictions, incidents and restrictive measures imposed on refugees, local NGOs and partners are reporting increasing defiance from local institutions and communities against the international response and assistance.

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Regional: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014 (WASH)

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:

In Lebanon, through its private sector partnerships and in collaboration with the Water Establishments, the sector has installed 19 chlorinators in the most vulnerable municipalities of Beirut-Mount Lebanon region to benefit 114,000 Lebanese and 28,000 Syrian refugees. Through such simple interventions, chlorinated drinking water is provided and the risk of water borne disease is mitigated significantly.

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Regional: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014 (Health)

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:

Polio vaccination continues to be provided to children across the region. In Jordan, a sub-national polio immunization campaign for hard-to-reach areas was successfully conducted in August, with the total number of vaccinated Syrian children inside and outside the camps being 68,274. In Iraq, a subnational mass polio vaccination was conducted in 13 high risk governorates over five days in August, reaching a total of 3.73 million children under 5 years, representing 94 per cent of the targeted children.

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Visit by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to Turkey

WHO: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos
WHAT: Mission to Turkey
WHEN: 18-20 October 2014
WHERE: Gaziantep, Ankara

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will visit Turkey from 18-20 October 2014.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is expected to meet senior Turkish officials, local authorities, humanitarian partners and people who have fled violence in Syria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review: Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.