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23 Nov 2017 description


What lessons are there on what has made mixed humanitarian coordination models (with two or multiple coexisting lead agencies) most successful?

What lessons have we learnt about supporting the capacity of host governments and local authorities to lead on and coordinate a response to large-scale and/or protracted refugee or displacement response?


23 Nov 2017 description

5,344,363 Registered Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other countries as of 20 November 2017

22 Nov 2017 description



Between 19.5 to 27 per cent of male survey respondents in key 3RP countries confirmed having experienced sexual harassment or unwanted sexual contact as boys

One focus group of refugee women in Jordan estimated that 30 to 40 per cent of all adult men in their community had experienced sexual violence while in detention in Syria

In Lebanon, a 2013 rapid assessment of 520 Syrian and PRS male youth and boys (age 12-24) revealed that

21 Nov 2017 description

IFRC Position on Children on the Move

  1. All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.

  2. Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.

  3. No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.

21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights of the month

UNFPA is enhancing media coverage on reproductive health issues in Syria. UNFPA is supporting more safe spaces for women and girls crossing the Turkish border.

UNFPA support in the Syrian Arab Republic (from all channels):

20 Nov 2017 description
report World Bank

The Water Supply Augmentation Project, led by the Lebanese government, aims to increase the volume of water available to the Greater Beirut and Mount Lebanon area where approximately half of the Lebanese population lives. The Project is financed by the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and Government of Lebanon.

20 Nov 2017 description

Entering the seventh year of the crisis, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Some 13.1 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

BEIJING – A US$5 million global partnership to provide life-saving food assistance to Syrians in need has been announced by HNA Group and the World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution from the Chinese conglomerate will enable WFP to support vulnerable Syrians in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan over a three-year period.

An agreement confirming the partnership between HNA Group and WFP was signed today in Beijing by WFP Executive Director David Beasley and Vice Chairman of HNA Group’s Board of Directors Li Xianhua.

19 Nov 2017 description

Une troupe de clowns met en scène des contes pour les enfants à partir de témoignages glanés lors d’ateliers interactifs, pour sensibiliser aux droits humains et à la justice sociale.

Par Rima Cherri à Kfarnabrakh, Liban

Des enfants rient des pitreries d’une troupe de clowns qui batifolent sur un terrain de sport au Liban. Mais ces artistes de rue ne sont pas seulement là pour faire rire. À travers leur spectacle, ils transmettent un message fort.

19 Nov 2017 description

Clowns present tales from children to create awareness of human rights and social justice.

By Rima Cherri in Kfarnabrakh, Lebanon

Children giggle at the antics of a group of clowns fooling around in a Lebanese village sports ground. However, these street performers are not just there for the laughs. They are using tomfoolery to convey a serious message.

18 Nov 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Introduction to INTAJ Stability Evidence Papers

With the support of the Government of the United Kingdom, Mercy Corps began implementing the Improved Networks, Training and Jobs (INTAJ 2) program in the Bekaa and North governorates of Lebanon in April 2016. This program builds on the successful pilot of INTAJ 1, which ran from August 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Learning from INTAJ 1 enabled Mercy Corps to refine and improve the interventions and impact of the initial pilot.

17 Nov 2017 description

Polio this week as of 15 November 2017

  • New on polioeradication.org: Polio infrastructure helping to stop malaria in Nigeria, and Innovations in reverse cold-chain building resilience for disease surveillance in Sudan.

  • Underlining their commitment to a polio-free world for all future generations, Italy has provided €4.5 million to deliver polio vaccines in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

17 Nov 2017 description

OUTCOME 5: Boys & girls at risk and survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse have access to an improved and equitable prevention & response

Output 5.2: Displaced and host community boys & girls at risk or survivors of violence have access to an integrated package of quality prevention and response services

16 Nov 2017 description


  • Syria: On 28 September, through a joint UN humanitarian delivery to newly accessible Deir-Ez-Zor governorate, IOM provided 6,000 clothing kits with each containing five different size sets considering family needs, reaching a total of 30,000 beneficiaries.

16 Nov 2017 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 63. All confirmed cases to date have had onset of paralysis before 25 August, 2017

16 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 15 November 2017

In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years.

15 Nov 2017 description

First Sergeant Etikasari, a UNIFIL Indonesian peacekeeper, is visiting the public school in Aytarun, a village close to the Blue Line in south Lebanon. She stands at the front of the class and begins a discussion with the ten-year olds. She is animated and fun, and the children respond to her bright smile. They raise their hands to participate in the discussion about UNIFIL and the Blue Line.