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13 Oct 2019 description


What is it like for a young girl growing up in the midst of the Syria crisis?

Such is the question the interviewer addressed to 17-year-old Layali, who was a mere 11 years old when she fled her hometown in Qamishli, northern Syria, to take refuge in Iraq. Outside the steel-panelled caravan where the interview took place, the Domiz 1 camp teemed with life. Children played football, soft music echoed from a nearby arts and crafts class, and nails were being hammered at a construction site across the road.

10 Oct 2019 description


Humanitarian Needs

The impact of almost nine years of crisis continues to negatively affect people in Syria. There are an estimated 11.1 million people in need across the country, of whom 4.7 million are in areas of acute need. Although this represents a small decrease compared to the level of need reflected in the 2019 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), the humanitarian consequences of the crisis continue to generate negative impacts at similar levels to previous years.

09 Oct 2019 description


3.3 million Syrian refugees and host community members assisted in total in August 2019.

• WFP started to extend its support to refugees of other nationalities in some of the countries responding to the regional Syria refugee crisis.

• In Egypt, WFP targeted refugees of seven different nationalities to be assisted with e-vouchers as part of the “One Refugee Policy”, while in Jordan and Lebanon non-Syrian refugees received unrestricted cash assistance redeemable at ATMs, contracted shops or both, and cash transfers respectively.

07 Oct 2019 description

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
07 October 2019

Mr. Chairman,
Deputy Secretary-General,
Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

27 Sep 2019 description

Regional Update - Middle East and North Africa
Seventieth session
7-11 October 2019

A. Situational context including new developments

Syria situation

24 Sep 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF requires US$47 million in funding for lifesaving winter supplies and cash assistance for children

AMMAN, 24 September 2019– UNICEF aims to reach 1.1 million children in the Middle East and North Africa to help counter the risk of illness, school absence or severe cold due to the anticipated harsh weather and temperatures dropping to below zero in some areas. UNICEF’s winter response will provide lifesaving winter assistance to children in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the State of Palestine, Syria, and Turkey.

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.

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.