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- UNHCR Syria: Flash update on recent events - 22 November 2017
- WHO/UNICEF Syria cVDPV2 Outbreak Situation Report #23 - 21 Nov 2017
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Amman, 25 November 2017 The United Nations is calling for greater action to address gender-based violence and its prevention in Syria.
“Gender-based violence continues to undermine the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims in Syria,” Panos Moumtzis, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator (RHC) for the Syria Crisis,” said in marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Saturday. “It’s imperative we do more.”
(Moscow, 24 November 2017): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today wrapped up his first official visit to the Russian Federation after meeting key Government officials including the Minister for Civil Defense, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief Vladimir Puchkov, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and representatives from the Ministry of Defense in Moscow.
I want to thank Saudi Arabia for the great effort in preparing and convening this conference. It is high time, it is the right time, and it is done in the way that can help Geneva and the UN. I believe this will assist the UN-led negotiations, in Geneva, on 2254 for a political solution. I would like to frankly thank the wide spectrum of Syrian opposition present here. It is very impressive and historic to see how many of you are present.
Since the beginning of September 2017, conflict has escalated in Deir-ez-Zor governorate as multiple parties have attempted to expel the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the governorate. The ongoing conflict has sparked large-scale displacement across the governorate, with an estimated 320,000 persons displaced in September and October alone.
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator visit to Turkey - 27 November to 1 December 2017
WHO: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs (ASG) and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator (DERC) Ursula Mueller
WHAT: Visit to Turkey
WHEN: 27 November to 1 December 2017
WHERE: Antalya, Ankara, Gaziantep
During October 2017, six incidents of violence against health care were reported. Of these, three have been verified and three are still being verified. Among the verified attacks, one incident was identified on a specialized physical rehabilitation center. The other one on a primary health care center in Rural Damascus (Eastern Ghouta) and the third an on-duty pharmacist was killed in Ar-raqqa city, Al-Tawasouyiah neighborhood as a result of an attack in the area.
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New Study Concludes Europe’s Mediterranean Border Remains 'World’s Deadliest'
Berlin – IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), today (24/11) released a new report reviewing the evidence of Four Decades of Cross-Mediterranean Undocumented Migration to Europeand concludes that Europe’s Mediterranean border is “by far the world’s deadliest.”
Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey
According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,6 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.
Alexander Betts, Ali Ali, and Fulya Memişoğlu
In order to explain responses to Syrian refugees, it is important to understand politics within the major host countries. This involves looking beyond the capital cities to examine variation in responses at the local level.
The failure to reach an agreement on the renewal of the mandate of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) before it expired on 17 November undermines attempts to ensure accountability for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. This damages efforts to consolidate the international chemical non-proliferation regime. It is of grave concern to the European Union (EU). In this regard, the EU regrets the Russian vetoes.
Geneva – IOM Director General William Lacy Swing met yesterday (23/11) with the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait, Jamal Al-Ghunaim, at IOM Headquarters in Geneva. The meeting served as the handover ceremony of a generous contribution from Kuwait to the IOM response in Syria.
PAH aims to support refugees and vulnerable community members who cannot receive aid from other I/NGOs or government bodies. By distributing cash to 200 course attendees, PAH will contribute to making sure that these 200 vulnerable refugees and local community members will have access to quality training courses and materials for the same. This assistance will reduce the number of dropouts from training courses provided by Public Education Centre (PEC). In addition, it will help them find jobs by removing the barriers such as lack of language or professional skills.
AL HALLABAT, Jordan, 23rd November, 2017 (WAM) -- Hamad Juma Al Nuaimi, Deputy Director of Jordanian-Emirati refugee camp in Mrajeeb Al Fhood, has supervised the distribution of winter supplies to a number of Syrian refugee families living in 'random' tents in Jordan.
"Today, we visited our brothers, the Syrian refugees, who are living in random tents in Al Halabat area, where they live in small gatherings and face difficult conditions because of extreme and cold weather, and we distributed winter supplies including blankets and mattresses," he said.
Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in February 2017. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List Updates include situations identified in the annual Watch List and/or a new focus of concern.
This update includes entries on:
• High numbers of schools reopened for the new academic year, especially in retaken areas. UNICEF has supported at least 330,470 students (138,943 girls) to access education in IDP camps and in areas of return, and has delivered learning materials for more than 253,000 students in eight governorates
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Favourable start of season but conflict continues to affect crop production
- Below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2016, resulting in increased import requirement
- Food prices declined nationally in August 2017
Favourable start of season, but conflict continues to affect crop production
Improving the mediation of armed conflict
A global series of mediation retreats
The Oslo Forum is widely acknowledged as the leading international network of conflict mediation practitioners. Co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oslo Forum regularly convenes conflict mediators, high-level decision-makers and key peace process actors in a series of informal and discreet retreats.