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12 Jun 2019 description
report Save the Children


Our programmes and advocacy span five main areas of work: education, health, protection, child poverty and child rights governance, in both long-term and emergency settings.

reached directly by the Save the Children global movement across 118 countries*

reached in emergencies by the Save the Children global movement through 113 humanitarian responses in 58 countries

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12 Jun 2019 description
  • Lebanon is hosting almost 1 million Syrian refugees registered with UNHCR, which corresponds to the largest concentration of refugees per capita worldwide. Nine years into the crisis, anti-refugee rhetoric is on the rise and local authorities have expressed difficulties in maintaining a peaceful coexistence between refugees and host communities.
  • Confrontation between local communities and Syrian refugees, as well as threats of demolition of so-called permanent refugee structures, took place in several areas during the past weekend.
12 Jun 2019 description

Since 2011, millions of people have fled Syria seeking refuge either in different parts of the country or in neighboring countries, including Lebanon. In July 2018, the Lebanese government announced that they will facilitate the return of refugees to Syria under an agreement with the Syrian government. In March 2019, General Security announced that 172,046 refugees returned to Syria since December 2017 due to easing administrative restrictions and facilitating and organizing returns.

12 Jun 2019 description
report BioMed Central

Marta A. Balinska, Robin Nesbitt, Zeina Ghantous, Iza Ciglenecki and Nelly Staderini

Conflict and Health 2019 13:24

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-019-0210-4 | © The Author(s). 2019



11 Jun 2019 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8543rd Meeting* (AM)

The Security Council adopted today its first-ever resolution dealing specifically with persons reported missing in armed conflict, with briefers and delegates — concerned that the number of such cases worldwide is showing no signs of abating — demanding greater political will to address the problem.

11 Jun 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 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 May, the requirements had reached $26.42 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to the finalization of the Sudan HRP ($1.15 billion) and a $103.7 million increase for Mozambique.

10 Jun 2019 description

Current major event

Measles situation in EMR

In the first 3 months of 2019, a total of 5 647 cases of measles has been reported from 19 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR). The most affected countries this year include Somalia (1 204), Sudan (1 168), Saudi Arabia (808), Pakistan (751), Tunisia (659) and Lebanon (568).

Editorial note

10 Jun 2019 description
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Miliband speech

New International Rescue Committee Report: Less than $2 of help for each woman or girl at risk of gender based violence

IRC President and CEO David Miliband says humanitarian efforts need a feminist approach

07 Jun 2019 description

The Lebanese authorities have set a deadline on June 9 after which all “semi-permanent” refugee shelters in the border region of Arsal will be demolished. INGOs warn that it could make 15,000 Syrian children homeless.

05 Jun 2019 description

Developments in the Middle East region last week included an increase in airstrikes, shelling, artillery, and missile attacks following the last few weeks of relative calm. Quds Day protests took place across most countries in the Middle East region and various military campaigns escalated in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

04 Jun 2019 description

As of end of April 2019, UNHCR Syria provided community-based protection activities to 403,851 displaced persons, returnees and host community members, including 93,727 individuals provided with legal assistance, 67,926 children with social and recreational activities in community centres, child-friendly spaces, schools and other outreach activities, 4,232 students with remedial and catch-up classes, and 50,945 individuals taking part in SGBV awareness sessions.

04 Jun 2019 description

Three international organizations urge the government of Lebanon to halt the planned move

Beirut - At least 15,000 Syrian children face homelessness as their homes in Arsal, Eastern Lebanon, are scheduled for demolition, three international aid agencies, Save the Children, World Vision and Terre des hommes Foundation, have warned today. They call on the Government of Lebanon to halt the planned move until an alternative solution is found.

02 Jun 2019 description


• The ETC project received a total of USD 850,000 to carry out its 2019 activities. With this recent contribution, the ETC in Syria is now 95% funded.

• The ETC deployed to Deir ez-Zor on an assessment mission to establish ETC services at the UN hub.

• The source of very poor radio performance communications throughout Syria has been identified by an ETC assessment carried out in Damascus.

31 May 2019 description

Even as parts of Syria appear to be stabilizing, the situation has long since passed a tipping point in terms of accumulated effects, with women and girls shouldering the larger portion of the consequences of the crisis. The lingering ramifications of conflict and displacement are now so fundamentally ingrained that they require long-term and strategic solutions.

31 May 2019 description

1.1 / Background and Research Objectives

With the support of EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syria Crisis - the MADAD Fund, and the Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP), the LEADERS Consortium (composed of ACTED, Danish Refugee Council, CARE, Oxfam, Makhzoumi Foundation and Save the Children) aims to contribute to the economic empowerment, resilience and social stability of displaced populations in Jordan and Lebanon as prioritized by the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP).