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17 Jan 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

The global order is changing, and 2018 represents a critical juncture. How can we address conflict, climate change, and other issues that are affecting families around the world?

Read on to learn more in this Q&A with Neal Keny-Guyer, who was served as Mercy Corps' CEO since 1994.

You’ve noted that we’re living in a time of unprecedented confluence of complex crises around the world — in places like Syria, Yemen and the Horn of Africa. Are these distinct events, or are they linked by larger forces?

17 Jan 2018 description


Continuing cross-border interventions from Turkey and Jordan in 2018

Security Council Resolution 2393 was adopted, renewing the provisions of Resolution 2165 for an additional 12 months. This will enable UNFPA to continue supporting people in need, working with implementing partners through cross-border interventions from Turkey and Jordan.

UNFPA delivers aid to previously unreached Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo

17 Jan 2018 description

Overview: The main objectives of the health sector are: Improving access to primary health care; strengthening health institutions; and strengthening reproductive health services for refugees and members of impacted host communities.


• Patient Consultations: 26,122 consultations were conducted in PHCCs in nine camps . The health utilization rate (visit/person/year) was 3.1 which lies within the expected range of 1 to 4.

17 Jan 2018 description

58,333 Syrian refugees and members of impacted host communities were assisted by the food sector in camps and non-camps as following:

• In camps: 57,133 Syrian refugees received food assistance through food vouchers in eight camps (Domiz 1 and Domiz 2, Arbat, Basirma, Darashakran, Gawilan, Kawergosk and Qushtapa) and unrestricted cash distributions at Akre camp (chart below).

17 Jan 2018 description

Overview Basic Needs Assistance:

January to November 2017

  • Winterization assistance, cash and in-kind, in and out of camps: 8,655 households (35% of end year target which totals 24,000 households) received cash assistance for winter (each household received $400) in 9 camps and 3 urban areas. Some $3.1 million was disbursed.

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  • 83,000 refugee children are aged 3-17 years as of Nov 2017:

  • 73,000 (88%) refugee children are enrolled in formal or non-formal education programs.

  • 10,000 (12%) refugee children have no access to any form of education.



17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

17 Jan 2018 description

The Iraq Humanitarian fund (IHF) (formerly Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund) is a pooled fund led by the Humanitarian Coordinator and managed by OCHA. Established in June 2014, the IHF quickly became one of the largest country-based pooled funds in the world. The Fund supports humanitarian partners respond to the complex and dynamic crisis in Iraq, including through direct funding to national frontline responders.

16 Jan 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

16 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18855-GA/11999 16 JANUARY 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the informal meeting of the General Assembly, in New York today:

Let me start by thanking all Member States, all of you for your support across our agenda.