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21 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

246.73 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.88 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 22.0 m six months (February - July 2019) net funding requirements

489,145 people assisted in DECEMBER 2018

Operational Updates

• WFP’s school feeding programme provided fortified date bars to 58,369 marginalised children in 2,306 rural community schools in eight governorates. Takehome entitlements were provided to 186,050 family members of children with school attendance of 80 percent or more.

15 Jan 2019 description

As the war in Syria approaches its ninth year, the humanitarian situation is continually evolving, and the needs of the affected populations remain high. Even as some parts of Syria appear to be stabilizing, the crisis has long since passed a tipping point in terms of generational change, and its effects will undoubtedly continue for many years to come. This is particularly true in the case of women and girls due to the deeprooted complexity of the issues they continue to face on a daily basis.

07 Jan 2019 description
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Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Burundi

05 November 2018: The Burundian government announced that 25 INGOs who had their registration suspended on 16 September 2018 for not complying with Burundian law, are now re-registered.
Meanwhile, the registration of 11 others are still not registered for action. Source: Radio Tèlèvision Nationale du Burundi

Cameroon

04 Jan 2019 description

Overview

The majority of those returned to Turkey are Pakistani nationals (39 percent of total). Syrians constitute 19 percent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Afghans and Bangladeshis.

In total, 337 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 36 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.

03 Jan 2019 description

ABU DHABI, 3rd January, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has ordered the launch of a winter aid programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Egypt and other countries, costing AED15 million, which will benefit a million refugees.

Sheikh Hamdan also directed the participation of ERC’s volunteers from various medical, ambulatory, relief and logistical specialisations in the programme’s implementation.

28 Dec 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

28 Dec 2018 description

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 3,9 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians (3,607,563 individuals) who are granted temporary protection (TP) status. In November, more than 17,000 irregular border crossings on entry and exit from the country were recorded, 18 per cent decrease compared to 20,865 registered in October 2018.

27 Dec 2018 description
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  • 13 million people in need of humanitarian aid

  • 6.2 million internally displaced people

  • 5.7 million registered Syrian refugees

  • 3.9 million members of host communities -direct beneficiaries targeted-

23 Dec 2018 description

Current major event

Hepatitis A outbreak in Northern Aleppo

The Ministry of Health of Syria has reported a cluster of acute jaundice syndrome cases in the northwest area of Aleppo. Laboratory tests performed in WHO’s reference laboratory at American University of Beirut identified hepatitis A virus (HAV) as the causative organism of these acute jaundice cases.

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20 Dec 2018 description

In Numbers

390 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1.86 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 26.1 m six months (December 2018 - May 2019) net funding requirement

324,640 m people assisted in November 2018

Operational Updates

19 Dec 2018 description

The November/December 2018 update on durable solutions for Syrian refugees focuses on: i) interagency preparedness planning efforts for refugee return; ii) the revised methodology for the next rounds of refugee intentions surveys, and; iii) a brief update on complementary pathways.

Interagency Preparedness Planning for Refugee Return

19 Dec 2018 description

Overview

MIGRANT BASELINE

The 22th round of data collection took place in September and October 2018.
Between 26 August and 24 September 2018, southern Tripoli witnessed clashes between armed groups, triggering population movements of both local populations and migrants to safer locations, often in near-by municipalities. Following the end of hostilities, these movements were reversed as the situation gradually stabilized and livelihood opportunities, such as daily labor, became available again for migrants.

19 Dec 2018 description
  • This winter, UNHCR aims to provide winterization assistance to 3.5 million vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
  • As of 30 November, nearly 1.5 million Syrian and Iraqi IDPs and refugees have been reached with winterization assistance. This includes 1.3 million Syrians and over 195,000 Iraqis.
  • The total budget for the Regional Winterization Plan is USD 180 million and covers the period from September 2018 to March 2019.
14 Dec 2018 description

According to the WHO, more than 11 million people inside Syria are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Yet even as humanitarian and medical aid agencies are becoming more efficient in delivering their aid, funding gaps are becoming even more drastic.

**Current Funding Gap

14 Dec 2018 description

HRRP Response

Although the security situaton inside Syria witnessed some stability after the Sochi Agreement between Turkey and Russia in September, armed attacks and changes in the political environment inside Syria continue to take place. This adds more complexity to humanitarian planning and jeopardizes humanitarian partners’ access.