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07 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

UNFPA delivers 64,815 reproductive health services to 21,200 women, while around 1,000 women benefit from the UNFPA voucher system in Damascus, Rural Damascus, and Aleppo. UNFPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Syrian Family Planning Association (SFPA), inaugurates a new reproductive health clinic and women’s safe space in Al Hamidiyeh and HabNemra in the old city of Homs. UNFPA also distributes dignity kits to 21,433 women and 864 men residing in Bloudan and Homs.

07 Jul 2015 description

Situation

The past 4 years of this crisis have seen a further deterioration of the situation in Syria. Estimated 12.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance with more than half of the pre-crisis Syrian population being displaced either internally or as refugees in the neighbouring countries.

07 Jul 2015 description

Balkans: Refugees and migrants beaten by police, left in legal limbo and failed by EU

Thousands of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants – including children – making dangerous journeys across the Balkans are suffering violent abuse and extortion at the hands of the authorities and criminal gangs and being shamefully let down by a failing European Union (EU) asylum and migration system which leaves them trapped without protection in Serbia and Macedonia, said Amnesty International in a new report.

06 Jul 2015 description

World Health Organization together with UN and NGO partners met with donors last week to present a progress report detailing achievements and results under the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) – an interagency framework developed by partner organizations to guide humanitarian action in the Syria crisis.

06 Jul 2015 description
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Highlights

Protection Cluster: Key services provided by Protection Cluster members from January-April 2015 include case management and referrals, safe spaces for women and children, integrated mental health and psychosocial support, and awareness raising. Protection was prioritized in the 2015 First Standard Allocation of the Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) in Turkey with an allocation of $1 million. The Protection Cluster received 10 proposals of which 4 were recommended following technical review.

06 Jul 2015 description

As a result of the ongoing clashes, May 2015 witnessed two major military displacements in Idleb governorate. An estimated 147,391 people fled Idleb city and its surrounding, a further 41,830 were displaced from Jisr al Shugur.

06 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • UNHCR welcomes Ms. Pascal Moreau as the Representative in Turkey.

  • 130 urban Temporary Education Centres receive education material for Syrian students, supplied by UNHCR, approved by the Ministry of National Education.

03 Jul 2015 description

SURUC REFUGEE CAMP, Turkey, July 3 (UNHCR) – The sun offers relentless heat and pitiless light which bounces off soil bleached almost white.

This is the plain of Suruç, home of Turkey's biggest refugee camp. Almost 25,000 people live in UNHCR-AFAD* tents here, and almost all of them are Kurdish and most fled Kobane in Syria when the fighting engulfed the area in September 2014.

03 Jul 2015 description
report Bangkok Post

ANKARA — A total of 173 people from the minority Chinese Muslim community of Uighurs have arrived in Turkey from Thailand, where they were being held after fleeing China, a Turkey-based Uighur group said.

Recep Akyol of the East Turkestan Migrants Association told The Associated Press the group, mostly women and children, arrived in Istanbul on June 30 and were being resettled in the central Turkish city of Kayseri, which boasts a strong Uighur community.

03 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

02 Jul 2015 description

Message from the President

Dear partners and friends,

02 Jul 2015 description

GINEBRA, Suiza, 1 de julio de 2015 (ACNUR/UNHCR) – La gran mayoría de las 137.000 personas que cruzaron el Mar Mediterráneo hacia Europa durante los seis primeros meses del 2015 huían de guerras, conflictos o persecución, haciendo de la crisis del mediterráneo una crisis principalmente de refugiados. Esta es la conclusión a la que llega el informe del ACNUR publicado hoy.

02 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) se voit contraint de réduire l’assistance alimentaire aux réfugiés Syriens au Liban et en Jordanie en raison d’un manque de financement important.

“Au moment même où l’on pensait que la situation ne pouvait pas empirer, nous sommes forcés de réduire encore plus l’assistance” a déclaré Muhannad Hadi, le Directeur régional du PAM pour le Moyen-Orient, l’Afrique du Nord, l’Asie Centrale et l’Europe de l’Est. “Les réfugiés avaient déjà du mal à tenir avec le peu qu’on leur donnait”.

01 Jul 2015 description

June 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Chad, Kuwait, Myanmar, Tunisia

  • Improved situations
    Nepal

July 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Burundi

    Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.

“Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse, we are forced yet again to make yet more cuts,” said Muhannad Hadi, WFP Regional Director for the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. “Refugees were already struggling to cope with what little we could provide.”

01 Jul 2015 description

Geneva, 01.07.2015

Mediterranean Crisis 2015 at six months: refugee and migrant numbers highest on record

01 Jul 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ISTANBUL, July 1 (KUNA) - For the third consecutive day Kuwait Society for Relief continued its efforts to provide urgent assistance to the Syrian refugees in Turkey on Tuesday.

General Director of the Kuwaiti Society for Relief Abdulaziz Al-Obaid told KUNA that this aid distribution reached 500 families in Kerk khan area, noting that such aid consist of first aid, food, and financial assistance.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:04 GMT
Author: Reuters

By Tulay Karadeniz and Daren Butler

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, June 30 (Reuters) - A top aide of Tayyip Erdogan rejected accusations the Turkish president was ready to pitch the country's armed forces into war in Syria and said any security measures it took would be intended only to secure its southern frontier.

Read the full article on Reuters-AlertNet