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17 Dec 2014 description
report Save the Children


According to UNHCR 3,323,031 have now fled Syria.
More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. Children make up 53.3% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 1,727,976 refugee children in the region


17 Dec 2014 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

UNICEF has received 64% of funding against the Syria SHARP and sub-regional RRP6 appeals for 2014, Turkey remains the most under-funded country with a 50% funding gap against the appeal. UNICEF in Syria has a funding gap of over 40%. Education remains the least funded sector with only 50% of funds received in the year to date.
To protect children and their families against the eects of winter 217,600 clothing kits for most vulnerable IDPs are being distributed in Syria. Across the countries hosting Syrian refugees 625,000 children have received warm winter clothes or vouchers.

17 Dec 2014 description

Crisis Overview

  • Violence has been ongoing in eastern Ukraine despite the ceasefire of 5 September. Heavy fighting and shelling have increased the number of killed and wounded, and between mid-September and mid-December, the number of registered internally displaced increased by over 266,000. A new ceasefire was announced for 9 December, with differing reports as to whether it has been violated.

17 Dec 2014 description

Contexte : Les localités de l’axe Zémio-Rafai ont connu une crise suite à l'assassinat d'un commerçant musulman de Rafai par des inconnus dans les environs de Sélim en novembre 2014.

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

16 Dec 2014 description

UN Security Council Resolution 2139

On 22 February 2014, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2139 which, among other aspects demands all parties that allow rapid, safe and unhindered access by UN humanitarian agencies and their implementing partners to people in need. Humanitarian assistance is to be delivered through the most direct routes whether across borders or across conflict lines.

16 Dec 2014 description

UN Security Council Resolution 2165

On 14 July 2014, the Security Council adopted Resolution 2165 which, among other aspects, allows the UN and its implementing partners to use routes across conflict lines and the Turkey | Syria border crossings of Bab al-Salam and Bab al-Hawa to ensure that humanitarian assistance, including medical and surgical supplies, reaches people in need throughout Syria through the most direct routes.

16 Dec 2014 description


  • HCT identifies 4.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and plans to attend 2 million in 2015.

  • After two years of peace talks, the impact of armed violence persists.

  • Almost 60,000 people affected by floods in November.


Number of IDPs in mass events Jan.-Nov. 2014 (OCHA) 16,957

Number of people affected by access / mobility constraints and confinement. Jan.-Nov 2014 (OCHA) 535,843

15 Dec 2014 description

Date: l’évaluation s’est déroulée du 09 au 10 décembre 2014

Zone d’évaluation: Sous-préfecture de Koui, Commune de Koui, villages Sangré 3, Gaigo et Minime

Population: La population est estimée à 930 personnes soit 169 ménages. Le nombre des déplacés est estimé à 281 personnes soit 51 ménages dans les deux villages.


15 Dec 2014 description

Appeal Target: US$ 6,835,398 / € 5,257,998.

The 2015 Darfur Programme (DP) Appeal is the 12th annual appeal since the start of the collaboration between Caritas Internationalis (CI) and ACT Alliance (ACT) in 2004. Over these years the DP has been effectively responding to the humanitarian crisis that has crippled the Darfur region, leaving majority of the population living in poverty, many stripped of their homes and livelihoods assets.

15 Dec 2014 description


  • $405 million needed for humanitarian action in Afghanistan in 2015

  • Winterization activities commenced in the Kabul Informal Settlements

  • Report provides new insight into urban poverty

  • $5 million contribution from Republic of Korea support air services and winterization to refugees

In this issue

2015 HRP launched P.1
Winter response in KIS sites P.3
Urban poverty report P.4
Humanitarian access P.6

15 Dec 2014 description


Goal and Strategic objectives

The overarching goal of this strategy is to support the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and local communities to ensure that the lives, dignity and well-being of persons affected by conflict and disaster are protected.

To achieve this goal, the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has agreed on the following strategic objectives for humanitarian action in 2015:

15 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

When the conflict broke out on 15 December last year in South Sudan, shattering two-and-a-half hopeful years of independence for the world’s newest nation, tens of thousands of people fled to the ‘Protection of Civilian’ (POC) site at ‘UN HOUSE’ in Juba. Most were from the Nuer tribe. Overnight, the Nuer people became displaced in their own country, desperate for security. In chaotic and violent scenes, children were killed, and many separated from loved ones.

14 Dec 2014 description
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  • The high number of IDPs in Kirkuk, along with ongoing insecurity in the area, make the governorate a humanitarian priority.

  • Tents are being used to host some of the millions of Arbaeen pilgrims in Kerbala in order to not re-displace the IDPs that are sheltering in the pilgrimage accommodations; these will be transferred to IDPs after the celebrations.

  • Humanitarian airlifts for mobile health clinics and winterisation items have arrived in country, with more planned for the coming weeks.

14 Dec 2014 description


 WFP announced 9 December that it is reinstating food assistance to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries thanks to a massive expression of support from the public, the private sector and donor countries. By mid-December, Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt will have their electronic food vouchers – also known as e-cards – uploaded with an average amount of US$ 30 per family member that can immediately be used to buy food from local shops.