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08 Feb 2019 description


  • Approximately 25,500 people fleeing Hajin arrive at Al Hol camp between December and February, straining camp capacity

  • Flooding re-displaces an estimated 23,000 people in Aleppo and Idlib; affected populations remain in need of relief commodities

  • UN–SARC convoy from Damascus delivers multi-sector assistance to Rukban residents in early February


07 Feb 2019 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2009 and FY 2018, USAID’s Office of U.S.

06 Feb 2019 description

End of Fighting in Syria Not Enough for Spontaneous Return of Syrian Refugees

Washington DC, February 5, 2019— A new World Bank report analyzes the voluntary return of 103,090 Syrian refugees to determine the key factors that influenced their decisions. This group of refugees, who returned to Syria between 2015 and 2018, were compared with millions of others in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon who chose not to return, for a comprehensive, evidence-based study of the return patterns of Syrian refugees.

17 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 17 December 2018

The EU Trust Fund adopted projects worth €122 million to support access to education and basic health care for refugees and vulnerable local communities in Jordan, to provide livelihood opportunities in Turkey and make available critical health care services in Iraq.

13 Dec 2018 description
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  • SARG and GoRF airstrikes target AOG-held areas near Aleppo city following alleged chemical attack

  • Approximately 153,000 people return to areas of origin in Ar Raqqah city

  • UN records nearly 140 attacks impacting health care facilities across Syria in 2018

  • Conflict causes more than 7,000 child casualties in Syria from November 2013 to June 2018


12 Dec 2018 description

Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2018. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has approved more than US$328 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe. The 165th Session of OFID’s Governing Board approved the funding at the organization’s Vienna

The public sector loans, which total US$216 million, will support the following projects.

12 Dec 2018 description
report United Nations
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DAMASCUS, 12 December 2018

The United Nations (UN) in Syria welcomes the start of a large-scale transfer of humanitarian assistance from the UN in Jordan to the UN in Syria, which is expected to provide critical support to hundreds of thousands of people in need in Syria.

11 Dec 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$8,328,750
Balance Requested: US$8,328,750

With the Syria crisis continuing into its eighth year, more than half of the population of Syria has been forcibly displaced from their homes, and many people have been displaced multiple times.


1.1. Context

05 Dec 2018 description

by Jack Durrell

Executive Summary

Climate change threatens the viability of agriculture, ecosystems, and rural livelihoods in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In a region where agriculture is a critical source of employment and income, environmental degradation, and declining and more variable productivity, could potentially cause significant displacements, posing challenges in a region already beset by instability.

09 Nov 2018 description
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  • UN–SARC convoy delivers multi-sector assistance to 50,000 displaced persons at the informal Rukban settlement

  • UN records more than 130 attacks affecting health care facilities in Syria in 2018

  • Countrywide average price of food baskets decreases by 40 percent since December 2016

  • UN estimates nearly 1.2 million people reside in HTR areas in Syria


26 Oct 2018 description

Detailed breakdown of UK humanitarian aid in response to the Syria crisis and how it is being spent in the region.

24 Oct 2018 description
report UN Women

The threat of climate change is growing, affecting in particular those countries most prone to drought and desertification. Jordan recognized this risk and has been taking active measures to combat the effects of climate change. Yet in highly exposed rural and agricultural communities, Jordan is missing out on a strategic partnership with women, who have a significant role to play in addressing climate change, building capacities for adaptation and strengthening local community resilience.


21 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

487,070 Syrian refugees assisted through cash-based transfers
4,350 Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees assisted through livelihood support
USD 84.6 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements, representing 63 percent of total
877,827 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

09 Oct 2018 description

Amman, October 2 - A third phase of Enhancing Food Security in Arab Countries began with the financial support of the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD). The project’s technical committee met to discuss the achievements so far and develop the action plan for the next phase.

27 Sep 2018 description

Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.

26 Sep 2018 description

Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Today, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Honorable Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., announced 23 intended finalists for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge, at the 2018 edition of the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 486,608 Syrian refugees assisted through cash-based transfers
- 4,350 Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees assisted through livelihood support USD 124 m six months (September 2018 - February 2019) net funding requirements, representing 48 percent of total
- 648,219 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Context

28 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, in collaboration with the UNICEF Social Inclusion section, organized a workshop to bring together and foster an exchange between researchers and policy makers working on social protection in settings of fragility and forced displacement. The workshop took place on 7 and 8 June 2018 in Florence, Italy, following a commitment to increase evidence generation at the International Conference on social protection in contexts of fragility and forced displacement held in Brussels in September 2017.

23 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

487,727 Syrian refugees assisted through cashbased transfers

7,125 Vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees assisted through livelihood support

US$ 114.3 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 44% of total

650,078 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

23 Aug 2018 description
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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.