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29 Nov 2018 description

US$2.2 MILLION UNESCO PROJECT FUNDED BY EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT WILL IMPROVE FRENCH TEACHING AND LEARNING TO BENEFIT REFUGEES FROM SYRIAN CRISIS AND OVERALL LEARNING OUTCOMES

28 Nov 2018 description
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13 million people in need of humanitarian aid

6.2 million internally displaced people

5.6 million registered Syrian refugees

3.9 million members of host communities - direct beneficiaries targeted

27 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In October in Al-Hassakeh governorate in Syria, almost 70,000 school children (70 per cent of all children attending Ministry of Education schools) were negatively impacted by a local authority decision to ban transportation of children to schools to attend the nationally accredited curriculum. UNICEF and partners are advocating with the local authorities to resolve the issue.

27 Nov 2018 description

27 November 2018

Ein El Hilweh refugee camp is home to thousands of Palestine refugees, making it the biggest camp of its kind in Lebanon. The UNRWA Rafidia Preparatory Girls’ School, located near the camp, provides education to over 600 Palestine refugees.

27 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF facing $33 million funding shortfall for lifesaving winter supplies and cash assistance for children, placing them at risk of illness, school absences or death

27 Nov 2018 description

Background

UNHCR assists some 33,000 Syrian refugee families with its multi-purpose cash assistance programme (MCAP). UNHCR aims to support vulnerable families to meet their most basic survival needs and live a life of dignity. The UNHCR basic needs approach is designed to enable refugee families’ increased access to assistance and services, with the goal to achieve longer term wellbeing and improved socio-economic situation.

27 Nov 2018 description
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November 27th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in Lebanon has completed a community-based project to enhance the sanitation services at four Syrian refugee camps in Joub Jannine, the capital of West Beqaa.

26 Nov 2018 description

This upcoming winter, UNHCR aims to provide live-saving winterization assistance to 3.5 million vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.

Distribution of winterization assistance has already started in Syria and Jordan. As of 31 October, over 420,000 people have been reached with winterization assistance.

21 Nov 2018 description

A theatre workshop in Beirut opened a safe space for 35 Syrian women to reflect on their experiences and build their self-confidence.

By Marta Martinez in New York

Before the workshop, the 35 Syrian refugee women who decided to join the theatre training in Beirut had never heard of Antigone. Three months later, when they took the stage to perform the classic Greek play, the script had led them through a whole personal transformation.

21 Nov 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Held in Prolonged Arbitrary Detention

21 Nov 2018 description

An op-ed from the International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, has been published in today's (Wednesday 21 November) Evening Standard.

Every day millions of innocent children around the world experience unimaginable horrors because of war.

Some have fled their bombed-out homes in the middle of the night. Many have witnessed their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters killed in front of them. And when they have escaped conflict, many find themselves living in an unfamiliar world, where all sense of normality has disappeared.

21 Nov 2018 description

Anera’s work is only possible with the help of our local partners. One of those partners, Mariam Shaar of the Women’s Programs Association (WPA) in Lebanon, helped launch a food service company providing delicious Lebanese and Palestinian cuisine. Mariam was born to Palestinian parents in the Bourj El Barajneh refugee camp, Lebanon, where she now lives. Like all refugees in Lebanon, she is restricted from most employment opportunities, sharply limiting income prospects.

21 Nov 2018 description

Dead Sea, 19 November 2018

Mr. Chair,

Mr. Vice-Chair,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,