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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.

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

I. Introduction

22 Aug 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 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.

30 Jun 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Over one third of Rukban camp’s population of about 42,000 displaced Syrians near the Jordanian border have left toward Homs governorate where they receive critical medical and humanitarian support from UNICEF and partners before departing to final destinations of choice. The humanitarian situation of the remaining 29,000 people in Rukban, mostly women and children, remains a concern given the very limited access to critical services and supplies.

23 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


•As the security situation continued to deteriorate in north-west Syria, UNICEF and partners provided health, nutrition and WASH services in Idleb, northern Hama and Aleppo governorates in response to population displacements including some 11,000 families in northern Aleppo and Idleb who have been affected by floods in March 2019. Over 295,000 people were reached with WASH services, 8,200 women and children with nutrition support and almost 22,000 people with health services.

03 May 2019 description
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2018 was an important year for Lebanon. For the first time in nearly a decade, the Lebanese people went to the polls to elect a new parliament - a key step towards a stronger democracy and State institutions. The election results and formation of the new Government were a small win for women, with six women parliamentarians elected and four women ministers appointed to the new cabinet.

04 Apr 2019 description

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) jointly marked the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action in the UNIFIL Headquarters today, with the Force’s Commander recommitting to eradicate threats posed by landmines in south Lebanon.

27 Mar 2019 description

On Behalf of The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Director of the Coordination Division, Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham Briefing to the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic

New York, 27 March 2019

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Mr. President, distinguished Council members,

08 Feb 2019 description

“The Socio-Economic Benefits of Mine Action in Lebanon, the case for sustained support” is published by UNDP in cooperation with the Lebanon Mine Action Center, and with generous funding from the European Union. The study uses a cost-benefit model to assess the long-term economic costs of mines/ERW contamination and benefits of mine action.

29 Jan 2019 description

UNRWA Launches 2019 Emergency Appeals and Budget Requirement Totaling US$ 1.2 billion

The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, today called for a total of US$ 1.2 billion to fund the Agency’s vital core services and life-saving humanitarian aid for 5.4 million Palestine refugees across the Middle East. It is the amount needed to keep UNRWA operations at the same level as in 2018.