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18 Sep 2019 description

Humanitarian Corridors, a unique partnership set up by religious organizations, is the Europe regional winner for UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award.

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg in Rome | 18 September 2019

This was not just any arrival at Rome’s busy main airport. These 15 families have the chance to start a new life, thanks to a unique partnership called Humanitarian Corridors.

At first they looked nervous as they walked into the terminal building after the flight from Lebanon, unsure of how they would be received.

18 Sep 2019 description

Key Highlights

2 million people assessed for multi-purpose cash assistance in 2019 so far

USD 97 million distributed via cash assistance in 2019:
USD 79.5 million to Syrians and USD 17.5 million to non-Syrians.

571,236 individuals reached with multi-purpose cash assistance in 2019 so far.

76 per cent of Syrian families surveyed in Jordan have a level of expenditure per capita below the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEB)

Regional indicators

16 Sep 2019 description


In the first six months of 2019, just over 20,200 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 18 countries in Europe. This is almost two-thirds of the total submission in 2018, and already more than double the average rate of 17,800 submissions per year during the previous 10 years. Three countries that received smaller numbers of resettlement submissions in 2018 have not yet received submissions during 2019.

12 Sep 2019 description

This week some 37,000 Palestine refugee girls and boys began the 2019-2020 scholastic year in the 65 schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Lebanon.

12 Sep 2019 description

(NCLW, United Nations) - The Government of Lebanon has today endorsed, the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, offering a comprehensive national framework for the long term stability and security of Lebanon and a building block for the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The plan provides a set of tools and resources to drive forward the systematic engagement of women in peace and security deliberations in the country, while enhancing their protection and leadership.

12 Sep 2019 description

There are almost 10 million Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. UNHCR estimates that 3.88 million people need timely and substantial help to properly prepare for the forthcoming winter. For many, this will be the ninth consecutive winter in displacement.

USD 222 million is needed to ensure that winterization assistance is in place for people in need before the often harsh and challenging winter season starts. The winterization programme covers the period from September 2019 to March 2020.

12 Sep 2019 description

BERLIN – Germany’s support for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is crucial for continued assistance to millions of Syrians inside and outside the country, said the UN agency today.

11 Sep 2019 description

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Neat East (UNRWA) Pierre Krähenbühl, has urgently called on Arab states for their continued financial and political support to Palestine refugees and to the work and role of the Agency at the Arab League Summit.

10 Sep 2019 description
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Seventy-fourth session
Item 48 of the provisional agenda*
Assistance in mine action

I. Introduction

09 Sep 2019 description

The security situation in Syria remains volatile and unstable. Idlib, Aleppo, Daraa, Al-Hassakah, Deir-ez-zor, North Lattakia and North Hama governorates remain primary hotspots. The most recent data by the World Health Organization shows that between December 2018 and July 2019, the number of people in need has increased by more than 534,000 to reach 13.72 million due primarily to the impact of hostilities.

09 Sep 2019 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Siblin Training Centre (STC) celebrated the graduation of 432 students in twenty specializations, including nursery education, carpentry and business administration from North and South campuses for the 2018-2019 academic year.

09 Sep 2019 description

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of August, requirements had reached $26.57 billion. The change in requirements since last month is mainly due to an increase in requirements for Mali and Zimbabwe, and the publication of the HRP for Venezuela.

03 Sep 2019 description
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Beirut, 3rd September 2019 – The ministry of Agriculture announced today in partnership with UNICEF the launch of the rehabilitation work of its seven technical and vocational agriculture schools. Funded by the Dutch government, the main objective of the rehabilitation is to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for the students enrolled in these seven schools as part of the development of the agriculture technical and vocational education system in Lebanon.

30 Aug 2019 description

Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education

Of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million - more than half - do not go to school, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today.

29 Aug 2019 description
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Security Council
8610th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) until 31 August 2020, reiterating its call for Israel and Lebanon to support a permanent ceasefire and a long-term solution based on the principles and elements set out in resolution 1701 (2006).

29 Aug 2019 description

The Syria crisis continues to have a profound humanitarian, socio-economic, and political impact on Lebanon and its people. The country hosts 1.5 million Syrians besides several hundred thousand Palestinian refugees.

Since its first allocation in 2015, the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF) has allocated over US$60 million to humanitarian actors in Lebanon that have reached more than one million people.

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