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25 May 2018 description

Against a backdrop of critical humanitarian needs faced by asylum seekers and refugees in Libya, UNHCR has up-scaled its response in seeking durable solutions for persons of concern (POCs) in third safe countries through its resettlement and humanitarian evacuations programmes.

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.

24 May 2018 description

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24 May 2018 description

Can a new government meet Iraqis’ needs and avoid the pitfalls of the past?

24 May 2018 description
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24 May 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations SecretaryGeneral for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack that took place in Baghdad on Wednesday, 23 May.

24 May 2018 description
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Widespread perceptions of fraud in May 2018 elections to Iraq’s Council of Representatives have triggered demonstrations in Kirkuk and fears of inter-ethnic violence. Crisis Group is calling for a vote recount in Kirkuk to restore confidence in the institutions vital to manage deeper divisions over the contested, oil-rich area.

24 May 2018 description
report Jordan INGO Forum
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In this issue

  1. Humanitarian & Development Overview
  2. Partners activities in Host Communities
  3. Voices from Jordan
  4. Changing the narrative
  5. Partners activities in Camps
  6. Innovation
  7. Advocacy

Humanitarian and Development Overview

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.

23 May 2018 description

By: Jeff Krentel; Nathaniel L. Wilson

An evaluation of a three-year USIP program to strengthen capacity in the field to counter violent extremism revealed that effective project design, thoughtful recruitment strategies, and tailored course content are critical. Participants reported applying what they learned to either adjust existing CVE programs or develop new programs altogether. This report explores the lessons from the project for funders and practitioners to develop more effective projects.

Summary

23 May 2018 description

The humanitarian situation in Iraq is becoming a protracted displacement scenario that could remain unresolved for years. But it comes at a time when urgently needed humanitarian assistance in the country is threatened by a severe lack of funding. As of mid-May, the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan—a blueprint for humanitarian activities in Iraq—is less than 20 per cent funded.

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23 May 2018 description

The conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian and displacement crises in decades and the largest refugee crisis in modern times. With fighting and mass displacement continuing in many parts of Syria, there are over 5.6 million Syrian refugees across the region and some 6.6 million Syrians internally displaced. Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey have shouldered the largest burden in hosting Syrian refugees.

23 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

Alors que plus de 128 millions de personnes dans le monde ont besoin d'une aide humanitaire immédiate, principalement en raison de la guerre et de la violence, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies a exhorté la communauté internationale à faire davantage pour protéger les civils pris dans les conflits.

António Guterres a lancé cet appel lors d'une réunion du Conseil de sécurité mardi, au cours de laquelle il a présenté un rapport décrivant trois façons dont les gouvernements peuvent intensifier leur action.

23 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13348
22 MAI 2018

Près de 90 intervenants, dont 5 ministres, ont pris part aujourd’hui au débat annuel du Conseil de sécurité sur la protection des civils en période de conflit armé, présidé par le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la Pologne, M. Jacek Czaputowicz. Après avoir brossé un tableau très sombre de la situation, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a engagé les États Membres à prendre des mesures concrètes pour asseoir le respect du droit international et inciter les parties à tout conflit à adopter de bonnes pratiques.

23 May 2018 description
report Caritas

En mars 2017, le Secours Catholique - Caritas France, la Fédération d'Entraide Protestante, la Fédération protestante de France et Sant'Egidio signaient avec l'État français un protocole scellant la mise en place de « couloirs humanitaires ».

Objectif : accueillir 500 personnes de nationalité syrienne, irakienne ou palestinienne, réfugiées au Liban et en situation de grande vulnérabilité, avec un besoin de protection fort.

22 May 2018 description

Significant demonstrations were reported across a number of Middle Eastern countries last week, including in Iraq following its elections; in Palestine, especially in Gaza, over the US embassy move to Jerusalem; in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey, in response to the recent use of force against demonstrators in Gaza; and in Iran, where economic issues continue to motivate protests. Meanwhile in Syria, Damascus and its suburbs were fully recaptured last week, and Syrian government forces appear poised for a new offensive in Dar’a province.