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07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 766 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 13 countries and territories in the MENA region between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Dec 2018 description

The psychosocial impacts of being a refugee are so widespread, they have reached epidemic proportions. Unfortunately, however, mental health for Syrians and other refugees still fails to receive the same recognition or aid that physical epidemics, such as viral diseases, do. The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is dedicated to providing continued, ongoing care to meet the long-term needs of those affected.

05 Dec 2018 description


Throughout its history, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been closely associated with life-saving assistance, surgical operations, physical rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, psychosocial support, safer behaviour in environments contaminated by weapons and other efforts to assist the wounded. In times of conflict, this is commonly referred to “war surgery”.

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.

05 Dec 2018 description

5 December 2018, Cairo, Egypt – Seven countries from the Eastern Mediterranean Region are participating in a simulation exercise for a global pandemic which started on 4 December. The exercise is coordinated by the World Health Organization’s Global Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the EOC Network, a global network of health emergency operations centres.

05 Dec 2018 description

Throughout the Middle East region last week, reported fatalities dropped significantly – totalling about half of what was reported at the beginning of November. This drop may be related to a dip in reported battles; however, instances of remote violence have risen at the same time. In several countries, demonstrations made up the bulk of events, mostly related to economic or political concerns. In Yemen and Syria, the battle lines have remained relatively static, while in the latter the recent peace talks in Astana have yielded uncertain results.

05 Dec 2018 description

Executive summary

This mid-year progress report covers the period 1 January through 30 June 2018 and is intended to provide an update on results achieved under the full range of indicators included in the 2018 Emergency Appeal (EA) for the Syria regional crisis. An annual report covering the whole of the year will be issued in early 2019.


05 Dec 2018 description

Key Highlights

2 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far;

1.4 million found eligible.

696,792 individuals reached with cash assistance in 2018 so far, over 443,000 in September alone.

USD 17 million distributed in September 2018, USD 128 million so far in 2018.

USD 48 million - UNHCR’s winter assistance programme, 70 per cent of which is cash-based, has a funding gap of USD 48 million.

Regional Indicators

04 Dec 2018 description

Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Lebanese Universities Union, with the support of the European Union, launched the 7th Academic Fair aimed at increasing the exposure of young Palestine refugees to employers and career opportunities. The event was held in Siblin Training Centre in the south.

04 Dec 2018 description

December 4th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched its Warm Winter campaign, which seeks to distribute QR 14 million winterization aid for more than 225,000 beneficiaries in nine countries.

Under the theme of 'Journey of Giving', this is the 13th edition of the annual campaign, which has over the past few years reached out to millions of affected populations across Asia and Africa.

04 Dec 2018 description

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

03 Dec 2018 description

Statement by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl

Over seven decades, UNRWA has been driven by a fundamental imperative: to ensure the rights and dignity of Palestine refugees are protected, including those who are the most vulnerable. Today, as the world celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNRWA reaffirms its commitment that Palestine refugees with disabilities enjoy the protection they require to lead lives of dignity.

03 Dec 2018 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity (QC) has embarked on the implementation of four projects to contribute to providing the necessary heating facilities and treatment for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, with the aim of helping them cope with the cold of winter. The implementation of these projects came as part of QC’s “Below Zero” campaign, and are expected to benefit more than 21,000 people.

03 Dec 2018 description

This report analyzes the findings of the Household Survey on Living Conditions in Palestinian Gatherings in Lebanon. It seeks to understand the socio-economic living conditions and, in particular, the main vulnerabilities that inhabitants of Palestinian gatherings face when accessing housing and basic urban services, social services (education and health), the labor market and other income generating opportunities, as well as safety concerns.

03 Dec 2018 description
report World Vision

Executive Summary

This research examines the impact of the Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance (MPCA) programme funded by the World Food Programme (WFP) and implemented by World Vision Lebanon (WVL) in the Bekaa region on child labour (CL) and child protection among Syrian refugees’ children in Lebanon.