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05 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

For students attending schools funded by the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees, (UNRWA), uncertainty over the future has become a constant worry, said the agency’s Director of Operations in Gaza, Matthias Schmale.

UNRWA faced an unprecedented financial crisis during 2018 that threatened the provision of essential services to millions of Palestine refugees, including more than 500,000 school students. Although sufficient funds were provided to reopen classrooms in September, there are no guarantees that 2019 will be any easier.

04 Jan 2019 description

BEIRUT – This week, 295,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon will receive US$27 each to buy the food they need in January. As part of a US$45 million contribution from the United States of America, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Lebanon will be able to feed those individuals until the end of March.

03 Jan 2019 description

ABU DHABI, 3rd January, 2019 (WAM) -- H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has ordered the launch of a winter aid programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Egypt and other countries, costing AED15 million, which will benefit a million refugees.

Sheikh Hamdan also directed the participation of ERC’s volunteers from various medical, ambulatory, relief and logistical specialisations in the programme’s implementation.

03 Jan 2019 description
report Qatar Charity

Around 4 million Syrian displaced and refugees have benefited from the relief projects implemented by Qatar Charity (QC) in Syria and other neighboring countries during the past year 2018. These projects were carried out at a total cost of more than QR85mn in the fields of shelter, food, health, education, water and others.

More than 3.4 people inside Syria have benefited from the aid provided at a cost of about QR65mn, while over half a million beneficiaries living in the countries of asylum such as Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan, availed themselves of the assistance worth QR20mn.

03 Jan 2019 description

BEIRUT, 2nd January, 2019 (WAM) -- The UAE Embassy in Beirut has launched the UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians "Winter 2019 - Lebanon".

The initiative is funded by a number of entities, including the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, the Sharjah Charity International and the Human Appeal International, and organised in cooperation with Lebanon's Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs and a number of Lebanese state departments.

02 Jan 2019 description

The 2019 Early Warning Forecast, a publication of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health

28 Dec 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

27 Dec 2018 description

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The Dominican Republic takes on the presidency of the Security Council in January. As its signature event it has chosen to hold an open debate on the impact of climate-related disasters on international peace and security, which will be chaired by President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic.

27 Dec 2018 description
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  • 13 million people in need of humanitarian aid

  • 6.2 million internally displaced people

  • 5.7 million registered Syrian refugees

  • 3.9 million members of host communities -direct beneficiaries targeted-

25 Dec 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Li Xia

BEIRUT, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government on Friday donated 1,000 tons of wheat worth 5 million yuan (724,000 U.S. dollars) in humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

"This donation is humanitarian, aimed at relieving the difficulties faced by Syrian refugees in Lebanon," Chinese Ambassador to Lebanon Wang Kejian told Xinhua.

Wang made the remarks on the sidelines of a signing ceremony over the donation held at the headquarters of the Council for Reconstruction and Development in Lebanon.

21 Dec 2018 description

LEARN MENA is the first study on the linkages between violence against women and HIV in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to be led by, with, and for women living with, and at high risk of, HIV. Participatory, women designed and -led community dialogues held in seven countries across the region have enabled women to explore the underlying causes of violence and HIV in their communities. For the first time, national stakeholder dialogues led by women in their diversity are bringing the voices of under-represented and marginalised women to the table.

20 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13634

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8432E SÉANCE – MATIN

Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux opérations de maintien de la paix, M. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, a appelé, ce matin, Israël et le Liban à maintenir le calme le long de la Ligne bleue, après la découverte de tunnels pénétrant dans le territoire israélien depuis le Liban. Si la délégation libanaise a déclaré « haut et fort » que son pays ne veut pas d’un nouveau conflit, le représentant d’Israël a menacé d’enterrer, en cas d’attaque, le Hezbollah « sous les décombres du Liban ».

19 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13634

SECURITY COUNCIL
8432ND MEETING (AM)

Permanent Representatives of Both Countries Exchange Accusations, Deny Violations

Confirming the existence of tunnels dug under the “Blue Line” separating Lebanon and Israel, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today that they represent a violation of Council resolution 1701 (2006).

19 Dec 2018 description

The November/December 2018 update on durable solutions for Syrian refugees focuses on: i) interagency preparedness planning efforts for refugee return; ii) the revised methodology for the next rounds of refugee intentions surveys, and; iii) a brief update on complementary pathways.

Interagency Preparedness Planning for Refugee Return

19 Dec 2018 description

There was a significant drop in reported fatalities throughout the Middle East region last week, primarily along the battlefronts in Syria and Yemen. This drop is possibly due to a less substantial decrease in instances of remote violence (airstrikes, shelling), combined with Syrian Democratic Forces’ (QSD) territorial gains in the Hajin enclave. Meanwhile, regional demonstrations have continued to rise, particularly in Palestine, Iran, and Bahrain.

19 Dec 2018 description

There was a significant drop in reported fatalities throughout the Middle East region last week, primarily along the battlefronts in Syria and Yemen. This drop is possibly due to a less substantial decrease in instances of remote violence (airstrikes, shelling), combined with Syrian Democratic Forces’ (QSD) territorial gains in the Hajin enclave. Meanwhile, regional demonstrations have continued to rise, particularly in Palestine, Iran, and Bahrain.