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09 Oct 2018 description

Three aircrafts carrying 1.8 ton of humanitarian aid that will be sent to the Gaza Strip by land through the Rafah border crossing landed on Monday evening in the east of Cairo.

This humanitarian aid is sent upon the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI in order to be delivered to the Palestinian people.

The reception of this aid was supervised by Morocco's ambassador to Egypt, Ahmad Tazi, who is also the Kingdom's permanent representative to the Arab League.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Government of Italy

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has arranged for a comprehensive financing of 2.5 million euros through the Africa Fund to support the activities of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger and Egypt. The 1.5-million-euro project titled “Direct Assistance to Abandoned Migrants” aims to boost the presence of the IOM in the north-eastern regions of Niger bordering with Algeria, in order to provide emergency assistance and medical aid to migrants and support their voluntary return to their Countries of origin.

17 Sep 2018 description

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced an extension of the New Zealand Defence Force military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa.

“The decision to deploy defence force personnel overseas is one of the hardest for any government to take, especially when these deployments are to challenging and dangerous environments,” Jacinda Ardern said.

23 Aug 2018 description
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Data sources and methods

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 committed £2.71 billion2 since 2012. This includes DFID allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

05 Aug 2018 description

Beirut , Lebanon 3rd August, 2018, Beirut — In a signing ceremony today between the Ambassador of Italy, Massimo Marotti, and the UN Under Secretary General, and ESCWA Executive Secretary, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, a new project was launched that will empower women refugees from Syria and vulnerable women and girls in host communities to play an active role in improving their lives and advocating for their rights.

16 Jul 2018 description

Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

19 Jun 2018 description

U.S. Food Assistance Helps Syrian Refugees Regain Stability

Syria’s brutal civil war is now in its seventh year. The UN Refugee Agency estimates 13 million people in Syria are suffering from violence, displacement or lack of access to basics like food. Another 5.6 million people have fled Syria to seek safety in neighboring countries.

U.S. emergency food assistance is helping millions of people in Syria and Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to get by.

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06 Jun 2018 description

Four military aircrafts carrying the Moroccan humanitarian aid sent to the Palestinian people landed on Tuesday in Cairo.

The humanitarian aid sent upon the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI will be delivered to Gaza by land.

The reception of this aid was supervised by Morocco's ambassador to Egypt, Ahmad Tazi.

This operation includes the setting up of a field hospital of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) in Gaza, the delivery of 5,000 blankets, 25 tons of essential medicines, as well as foodstuff (113 tons) by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity.

11 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• SARG and GoRF reach local agreements with AOGs to evacuate AOG-controlled areas in Homs, Idlib, and Rif Damascus

• SARG completes military offensive in Eastern Ghouta following the displacement of 158,000 people since March 9

• Relief agencies continue to assist an estimated 44,000 Eastern Ghouta IDPs sheltering in Rif Damascus collective centers

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Apr 2018 description

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will take part in the Brussels II conference on the future of Syria and the region.

This conference will be chaired by the EU and the UN and follows on from the conferences in London (February 4, 2016) and Brussels (April 5, 2017). It will reaffirm the international community’s support for a political solution to the Syrian conflict and will aim to strengthen the international response to the humanitarian consequences of the crisis and support for the refugees and host countries.

24 Apr 2018 description

Belgium will allocate this year 26 million EUR for humanitarian help to Syria and neighboring countries. This sum will go to the war refugees. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the start of the international conference Supporting Syria and the Region which takes place today and tomorrow in Brussels.

23 Apr 2018 description
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Ahead of the second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, the European Union ran an online consultation in February 2018 to seek the views of organisations working in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. The consultation sought partners' views on potential themes for the conference, key challenges, lessons learned and best practice, and included a separate question on social cohesion between refugee and host communities. 108 responses to the consultation were received.

20 Apr 2018 description
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Financial tracking report – Brussels II co-chairs' statement

Supporting Syria and the region: Post-Brussels conference financial tracking, April 2018