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15 Nov 2019 description

Recent months have seen additional displacements to Al Hol camp in Al Hasakah due to instabilities in Deir-ez-zor Governorate. The population at the camp today stands at 73,654 people, 90 per cent of whom are women and children. Escalating violence and displacement often exacerbate women’s vulnerability to higher risks of maternal mortality and morbidity, and increase the threat of gender-based violence and harmful practices. Over 50 per cent of maternal deaths occur in humanitarian and fragile settings.

11 Nov 2019 description


• 3.23 million Syrian refugees, non-Syrian refugees and host community members assisted by WFP in September 2019.

• US$ 5.7 billion injected into local economies through WFP’s cash-based transfers, local food procurement and other expenditures since 2012.

WFP Response

05 Nov 2019 description

The second publication of the annual Mixed Migration Review by the Mixed Migration Centre offers updates on global mixed migration trends and policy events while examining future trends and expectations in a wide range of sectors and their impact on mixed migration. The Keeping track and Managing flows sections respectively set out the year’s key mixed migration trends across the globe and summarise selected policy and legislative developments.

01 Nov 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• In Turkey, UNICEF and Ministry of National Education (MoNE) launched a nationwide campaign in September to support the registration of refugee children for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Over 684,000 refugee children have enrolled and nearly 526,000 children benefitted from the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Programme. Between July-September, over 50,300 individuals benefitted from child protection services and nearly 8,300 refugee children participated in structured, sustained psychosocial support (PSS) programmes.

01 Nov 2019 description


Over 19,900 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe via the three Mediterranean routes in September 2019. In the first nine months of the year, the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe by these three routes dropped by 21% from 102,700 in 2018 to 81,000 in 2019. Most refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Mediterranean routes this year did so via Greece.

23 Oct 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

GINEBRA/NUEVA YORK, 22 de octubre de 2019 – Millones de niños que viven en zonas afectadas por los conflictos y los desastres naturales están en peligro debido a la escasez de fondos necesarios para financiar los programas humanitarios esenciales para sus vidas, dijo hoy UNICEF.

23 Oct 2019 description
report UN News Service

A moins de 70 jours de la fin de l’année, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF) n’a reçu qu’un peu plus de la moitié des 4 milliards de dollars de financement dont il a besoin en 2019 pour venir en aide aux enfants vulnérables.

22 Oct 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

$4 billion humanitarian appeal nearly 50 per cent unfunded heading into final quarter of 2019

NEW YORK, 22 October 2019 – Millions of children living in areas affected by conflict and disaster are at risk because of substantial shortages in funding for lifesaving humanitarian programmes, UNICEF said today.

21 Oct 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 (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.

17 Oct 2019 description

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers the Middle East region (ME). The core countries of focus for this region are Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and Turkey. Depending on the quarterly trends and migrationrelated updates, more attention may be given to some countries over the rest.

14 Oct 2019 description
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• 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.

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,