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09 Aug 2019 description

Joint statement by the Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum (LHIF), of which NRC is a member. On 8 August personnel from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) partially demolished over 350 refugees’ homes in four tented settlement in Akkar, in northern Lebanon, using sledgehammers.

09 Aug 2019 description
report Theirworld

Our roundup includes great news for Palestinian students, a "Learning Passport" to help displaced children and a boost for Venezuelan migrant kids.

Palestinian schools to stay open thanks to donor support

Support from donors and partners means that more than half a million Palestinian children will be able to go back to school for the new academic year.

The future of over 700 schools run by the United Nations agency UNRWA has been under threat since the United States withdrew its substantial funding last year.

08 Aug 2019 description

Over 700 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will open their doors in time for the new scholastic year 2019-2020 in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria within less than a month.

The steadfast support of UNRWA partners and donors is, once again, enabling the Agency to carry out its largest programme: education for more than half a million Palestine refugee boys and girls.

08 Aug 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of July, the requirements had reached $26.14 billion. As at the end of July, 141.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 57 countries, a slight decrease of 1.2 million from last month. The plans aim to provide aid to 106.3 million people.

News from the pooled funds

08 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: a far-fetched dream for millions of girls, boys and youth in the Middle East and North Africa

Unless governments prioritize peace and stability and invest boldly in what matters most for children and the untapped potential of youth, the MENA region will fail to reach the Sustainable Development Goals

08 Aug 2019 description

With the Syria crisis in its ninth year, humanitarian needs remain staggering in terms of scale, severity and complexity, with significant protection risks continuing in a number of areas across the country.

According to the 2019 Syria Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), some 11.7 million people are still in need of humanitarian assistance, of whom 5 million people are in acute need.

07 Aug 2019 description

A wide-open opportunity for change in humanitarian settings

Tenzin Manell, Senior Technical Advisor for Cash and Livelihoods, Women’s Refugee Commission and Holly Welcome Radice, Cash and Markets Technical Advisor at CARE

Cash and voucher assistance (CVA) is now a common tool in humanitarian action used to meet the diverse needs of those displaced by crisis and conflict, and it is on the rise. Preliminary findings

07 Aug 2019 description

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis. The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted inside Syria and manged from cross-border Turkey.

05 Aug 2019 description


79,416 Referrals financially supported by UNHCR in 2018.

74,714 Beneficiaries supported by UNHCR with one or more referrals.

6,618 Monthly average of referrals supported by UNHCR.

78% Proportion of referrals of female patients, reflecting the high proportion of obstetric care (76% in 2017).

82% Proportion of accepted referrals in most utilized 20 hospitals.


05 Aug 2019 description

With the generous support of the Netherlands, the UNDP has conducted a full-fledged value chain assessment of different renewable energy technologies. The full-report “Prioritization and assessment of value chains within the renewable energy sector in Lebanon” offers an action plan to capture the job creation potential in Lebanon for these specific sectors as well as estimated number of employment opportunities in different scenario.

02 Aug 2019 description

*By Trevor Kincaid in Glen Jean, United States of America *

At World Scout Jamboree, participants use immersive video technology to connect with refugees around the world and build empathy for their plight.

At the end of the winding dirt road to Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve lies a valley floor covered with rows of colourful tents, lakes dotted with paddle boarders and kayakers, skies filled with kids flying down zip lines, and thousands of young Scouts in a kaleidoscope of uniforms as diverse as the participants they adorn.

01 Aug 2019 description

As of end of June 2019, UNHCR Syria provided community-based protection to 752,051 displaced persons, returnees and host community members, including 146,022 individuals provided with legal assistance, 108,252 children with social and recreational activities in community centres, child-friendly spaces, schools and other outreach activities, 30,476 students with remedial and catch-up classes, and 96,472 individuals taking part in SGBV awareness sessions.

01 Aug 2019 description

The implementation of the Lebanese Ministry of Labour plan to target undocumented foreign workers has so far resulted in over 600 cases of shop closures, fines or warnings in different Lebanese regions.

Given that access to legal residency remains challenging for the majority of Syrian refugees, they face a constant threat of being detained or even deported.

01 Aug 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

As Islamic Relief launches its 2018 Annual Report it calls on the world to act fast to end the war in Yemen.

“We know the world has the means to end this war, but it needs to act now,” said Naser Haghamed, CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide – commenting on the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, which looms large in the charity’s latest annual report.

“This is a man-made tragedy that has left 80% of the population in desperate need of aid, some of them on the brink of famine.”

31 Jul 2019 description

3.2 million Syrian refugees and host community members assisted

In Numbers

5.6 million registered Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries

41,570 self-organized refugee returns to Syria in 2019

USD 5.54 billion injected into local economies of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey through

WFP’s cash-based transfers, local food procurement, and other expenditures since 2012