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16 Jan 2020 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Airstrikes and SARG ground offensive displace nearly 350,000 people in northwest Syria since December 1

  • UNSC partially renews cross-border aid resolution for Syria, reauthorizes two of four UN border crossings for six months

  • Humanitarian actors continue to provide food, shelter, and winterization assistance countrywide

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Jan 2020 description

Highlights

• 3.7 million Syrian refugees, non-Syrian refugees and host community assisted by WFP in November 2019.

• By the end of November, WFP in Jordan registered 89% of refugees residing in communities and receiving WFP’s unconditional food assistance in the country through the irisscanning biometrics technology.*

Situation Updates

Following the start of Turkish military operations in north-eastern Syria in early October, the situation in Syria and neighbouring countries remained tense.

14 Jan 2020 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Authors: Ethan D. Coffel; Neukom Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College
Justin S. Mankin; Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Dartmouth College

10 Jan 2020 description

Access to health care continues to be an essential need for newly displaced individuals and for host communities, including pregnant women. Multiple displacements and lack of access to basic services further exacerbate the needs of individuals and communities, in addition to significantly increasing the risks of gender-based violence.

10 Jan 2020 description

There are 25.9 million refugees in our world, according to the United Nations. That’s more than the population of Florida or New York, and nearly as large as Texas. All who have been forced to leave their home country. All hoping for a better, safer life.

They are doctors, accountants and entrepreneurs. Husbands and wives, parents and children. Millions and millions—more than half of all refugees—are children.

Refugees aren’t numbers. They’re people. And they’re people who have a passion for improving not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.

09 Jan 2020 description

Upon the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the ERC has begun implementing its winter aid campaign worth AED15 million.

One million people from Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon and Greece who are mostly Syrian refugees will benefit from the campaign.

Sheikh Hamdan spoke on the phone with an ERC delegation in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and was briefed about the process of distributing winter aid to refugees in Jordan.

09 Jan 2020 description

Highlights

• 3.7 million Syrian refugees, non-Syrian refugees and host community assisted by WFP in October 2019.

• US$ 5.7 billion injected into local economies through WFP’s cash-based transfers, local food procurement and other expenditures since 2012.

Situation Updates

Since the beginning of anti-government protest in Lebanon on 18 October, WFP has been closely monitoring the provision of banking services as well as market functionality and prices through its retail network to ensure assistance reaches beneficiaries.

08 Jan 2020 description

Overview

The majority of those returned to Turkey are Pakistani nationals (37 percent of total). Syrians constitute 18 percent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Afghans and Iraqis.

In total, 367 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 43 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.

Of all those returned, 44 percent did not express a will to apply for asylum or withdrew their will to apply for asylum or withdrew their asylum claims in Greece

08 Jan 2020 description

Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

08 Jan 2020 description

ABU DHABI, 7th January, 2020 (WAM) -- Upon the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the ERC has begun implementing its winter aid campaign worth AED15 million.

One million people from Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon and Greece who are mostly Syrian refugees will benefit from the campaign.

Sheikh Hamdan spoke on the phone with an ERC delegation in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and was briefed about the process of distributing winter aid to refugees in Jordan.