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- Int'l Charter: Akkar, Tartous & Homs Governorates, Lebanon & Syria: Imagery analysis: 21 October 2019 | Published 22 October 2019 | Version 1.0. 22 Oct 2019
- ICG: Lebanon’s Revolt. 21 Oct 2019
- ECHO: Lebanon | Forest Fires – DG ECHO Daily Map | 16/10/2019. 16 Oct 2019
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 (WHO) 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.
• As the offensive along the Turkey/Syria border enters its third day, the original planning figure of 100,000 affected people (scenario 3 in the inter-agency contingency plan) has been surpassed. The geographical area affected has also exceeded the initial plan. UNICEF and UN agencies are now preparing for scenario 4, which is for potentially 400,000 people being affected.
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.
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.
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.
With the reduction in large-scale fighting in signi‑cant parts of the country in 2018, the likelihood of the return of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) has increased. Indeed, while the number remains quite low, spontaneous PRS returns to Syria are on the rise. UNRWA recorded three fold increase in returns from Lebanon and Jordan during the ‑rst half of 2019 compared to the first half of 2018. Albeit, the numbers remain small with a total of 1,300 returnees as of 30 June 2019.
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)
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.
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.
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.
• In July UNICEF continued to respond to the dramatic escalation of violence in northwest Syria continued in July, by providing life-saving multi-sectoral services in Idleb, northern Hama and Aleppo governorates to host communities, IDPs, and new waves of displacements. Prepositioned emergency supplies and emergency services were delivered to newly displaced people in northern Aleppo and Idleb through the main sectors.
March 2019 marked the eighth anniversary of the Syrian conflict. 3RP partners continue to support host governments to improve the lives of Syrian refugees across the region. While much has been achieved, the length of the crisis has left many Syrians destitute and without hope. The needs of Syrians and communities hosting them in the region remain enormous.