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- UNICEF and partners providing urgent support to protect 40,000 children at risk due to latest winter storms in Lebanon
- 70,000 refugees at risk after heavy snow and floods
- Snow and Freezing Temperatures Endanger Flooded Refugee Camps In Lebanon
- Winter weather worsens conditions for Syrian refugees
- "To see one smile on a broken face is enough to know that this work is worthwhile" - Illustrating mental health in Lebanon's Shatila refugee camp
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”.
by Jack Durrell
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the final week of November, MAG reached the amazing milestone of 10,000 landmines cleared in Lebanon's "Blue Line" area. Since beginning work on this southern border area in April 2017, MAG has removed more anti-personnel landmines in Lebanon than anywhere else we work in the world, approximately one mine for every 16 square metres.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neutrality is a UN commitment as one of the four “humanitarian principles” formally adopted by the General Assembly, and endorsed by UNRWA. The humanitarian principles ultimately derive from the UN Charter and are the standards against which the UN and other agencies carrying out humanitarian work are assessed by all stakeholders.
On 28 November, H.E. Dr Abdallah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSC) and Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an unprecedented US$ 50 million agreement which confirmed the pledge of US$ 50 million made by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in support of the Agency’s core services.
Expressing his deep recognition and gratitude, Commissioner-General Krähenbühl stated that: