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04 Jun 2018 description


Dear SAMS members and supporters,

04 Jun 2018 description

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) today signed a five-year agreement to raise public awareness on food safety and hygiene as well as building the government’s capacity to ensure access to safe nutritious food.

Through the signed agreement, WFP will work on developing an online training platform for food safety inspectors on key issues related to food safety such as good practices for food manufacturing, food handling and efficient supply chains.

04 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children


According to UNHCR, 5,654,581 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day. Children now make up 47.1% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,663,307 refugee children in the region.

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

31 May 2018 description

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis.

The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted in Syria through crossborder modalities from Jordan and Turkey.

31 May 2018 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 31 May 2018 14:44 GMT

  • U.N., aid agencies warn of aid, services cuts without more money

  • Warn cuts could impact social stability in host countries

  • Less than one third of 2018s funds received so far

  • Host countries struggle with own economic, development problems

31 May 2018 description

- In April, WFP reached an estimated 3.2 million refugees across Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey through various food and cash assistance programmes under the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) in Lebanon and Transitional Interim CSPs in the four countries.
- To continue critical humanitarian assistance to millions of refugees and host communities in the region, WFP requires an additional USD 310 million from June to December 2018.

31 May 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents available information on KIK incidents that affected aid agencies and their staff. The report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

The available open-source and confidentially shared information is an indication of the number of aid workers killed, injured or kidnapped in the first quarter of 2018. However, no claim is made that the total number of aid workers affected has been documented or is known.

30 May 2018 description


During the first three months of 2018, almost 9,700 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 13 countries in Europe.2 This is similar to the first quarter of 2017 and already almost twothirds of the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

28 May 2018 description

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) and Egypt’s Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (MoSIT) last week signed a five-year agreement to strengthen social safety nets in support of the food and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable.

Under the agreement signed, WFP will assist the government in identifying key areas where improvements can be made to national supply chains. These improvements would aim to reduce the cost of food supplied through the national subsidy programme and ultimately its price as well as make it more nutritious.

27 May 2018 description

There are over 14 million Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in the Middle East and North Africa region. Understanding the needs, vulnerabilities and capacities of this population is vital to ensuring they can receive the protection and assistance support they need, and ultimately, facilitate durable solutions.

25 May 2018 description

When Jamil first arrived in Istanbul in 2014, everything was new, different and intimidating. As a fourteen-year-old, it was a struggle to adjust and find ways to connect with people, so he spent a lot of time alone and in his room. His family worried, but weren’t sure how to help their homesick teenager. Back in Aleppo, Jamil was outgoing and had a large social circle, including extended family and his school friends.

25 May 2018 description
report European Commission



24 May 2018 description

The Revised UN-Habitat Evaluation Framework (2016) has helped to increase evaluation focus, coverage and generated evidence performance. The evaluations conducted in 2017 were diverse covering country programmes (Afghanistan); global programmes (World Urban Forum7, Achieving Sustainable Urban Development, Global Land Tool Network); Subprogrammes (Urban Planning and Design); regional offices (Regional Office for Arab States) and Corporate (Mid-term evaluation of the strategic plan 2014-2019) as well as projects and programmes.