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19 Dec 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, signed on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and three cooperation agreements with the Government of Qatar, Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) and Qatar Charity (QC) to support UNHCR’s operations around the world.

19 Dec 2018 description
  • This winter, UNHCR aims to provide winterization assistance to 3.5 million vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
  • As of 30 November, nearly 1.5 million Syrian and Iraqi IDPs and refugees have been reached with winterization assistance. This includes 1.3 million Syrians and over 195,000 Iraqis.
  • The total budget for the Regional Winterization Plan is USD 180 million and covers the period from September 2018 to March 2019.
19 Dec 2018 description

Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.

18 Dec 2018 description

GLOBAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE SARAH BROWN EXPLORES PRIORITIES FOR EDUCATION IN CRISIS AND A NEW REPORT ON SAFE SCHOOLS AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Sarah Brown is a passionate advocate for global education and health issues. One of the true leaders in advocating for improved resource mobilization to reach the 75 million children and youth living in crisis today that need support in accessing safe and reliable education, Sarah’s work brings together the worlds of business, philanthropy, social media and charity campaigning.

17 Dec 2018 description

The Global risk analysis outlines 18 contexts where a significant deterioration is expected to occur within the next six to nine months, leading to a spike in humanitarian needs.

ACAPS analysts conduct daily monitoring and independent analysis of more than 150 countries to support evidence-based decision-making in the humanitarian sector.

The knowledge acquired in this process enables analysts to develop a solid understanding of crisis dynamics and identify trends as well as potential risks, which enabled the selection of these 18 contexts:

17 Dec 2018 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to:

1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations;

2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations;

3) support service provision through national systems; and

4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability. Reported progress towards targets is cumulative since January 2018, unless otherwise specified.

16 Dec 2018 description

Ensuring that Palestine refugees with disabilities are protected and can access services is an essential part of UNRWA’s mandate. The UN General Assembly “has repeatedly encouraged the Agency to work towards addressing the needs, rights and protection of persons with disabilities, in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)”.

16 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This document presents an overview of safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery 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. See our Regional Security Incident Analysis for selective country overviews.

16 Dec 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

31 October - 01 November 2018: In Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture, armed men looted and burned down three IDP camps, destroying them completely and leaving around 27,000 persons homeless. This incident prompted NGOs to suspend their activities at the IDP sites and forced some 5,000 IDPs to seek refuge in a nearby hospital. Sources: MSF, Reuters, RJDH and Thomson Reuters Foundation

16 Dec 2018 description

Lundi 10 décembre a été organisée, au Ministère de la Santé publique du Liban, la remise officielle de matériels informatiques destinés au Département en charge des Centres de Santé primaire ainsi qu’à ses 185 centres de soins implantés dans tout le pays. Cette action a pour but de contribuer à l'amélioration de la couverture sanitaire universelle.

14 Dec 2018 description

According to the WHO, more than 11 million people inside Syria are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. Yet even as humanitarian and medical aid agencies are becoming more efficient in delivering their aid, funding gaps are becoming even more drastic.

**Current Funding Gap

14 Dec 2018 description

HRRP Response

Although the security situaton inside Syria witnessed some stability after the Sochi Agreement between Turkey and Russia in September, armed attacks and changes in the political environment inside Syria continue to take place. This adds more complexity to humanitarian planning and jeopardizes humanitarian partners’ access.

13 Dec 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Dec 2018 description

Refugee workers in Jordan and Lebanon can face low pay, "rip-off" recruitment fees and dangerous working environments, a monitoring group said

By Umberto Bacchi

LONDON, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Construction companies are failing to protect migrant and refugee workers in Jordan and Lebanon, a monitoring group said on Monday, calling for international organisations to pull funding if they fail to clean up their act.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Donors, Education Ministry Should Fulfill Promises

(Beirut) - The number of Syrian refugee children enrolled in school in Lebanon has stalled at the same inadequate levels as in the 2017-2018 school year, Human Rights Watch said today.