Syrian Arab RepublicOngoing
- OCHA Whole of Syria Monthly Humanitarian Response - July 2017
- OCHA: Syria Crisis: North East Syria Situation Report No. 15 (1- 31 August 2017)
- UNHCR Syria: Flash update on recent events - 14 September 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview Interactive HNO site
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan Monitoring Report, Jan - Jun 2017
- 3RP Regional Strategic Overview 2017-2018
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- Country-based Pooled Fund
- Guide to Giving (January 2014)
(10) AFP cases were reported during this week, (2) cases from each of Deir-ez-Zor, Homs and Hama, one case from each of Damascus, Rural Damascus, Tartous and Aleppo.
(37) Suspected Measles cases were reported during this week; mostly from Ar-Raqqa (10) cases, from Dar’a (6) cases, and from Damascus (5) cases.
Completeness& Timeliness of Reporting
In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.
Deadline for Completion
More than half a million Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in Myanmar, seeking refuge in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh. In order to respond to the growing need for medical care in Bangladesh, SAMS Global Response (SGR) has partnered with a local medical organization, Gonoshaathata Kendra (GK) to assess the situation in Cox’s Bazar and deliver medical assistance, including supporting mobile and static clinics, distributing medical supplies and addressing nutritional needs.
The war in Syria, one of the worst humanitarian crises the world has faced since World War II, continues to have devastating and tragic consequences for its people. It is also having an increasingly destabilising impact on the wider region, through the displacement of people, the spread of terrorism, the exacerbation of political and sectarian differences.
In response to the challenges faced by Iraq, the EU adopted in March 2015 the EU Regional Strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the ISIL/Da'esh threat, last reviewed in May 2017, which defines EU strategic objectives and combines all available EU financial instruments to tackle immediate and longer-term needs in the country.
Figures are from 1 January through end of August 2017.
■ Resettlement is the most accessible durable solution for the majority of refugees in Turkey. The situations in the countries of origin of the largest refugee groups in Turkey remain volatile and not conducive to return.
UNHCR Resettlement Strategy and Activities
By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is an honour to be here today, and to share the floor with such distinguished colleagues - with whom UNHCR has enjoyed a strong collaboration for many years.
The New York Declaration resonated as a bold step forward for a world struggling to meet the challenges of large-scale refugee flows, and increasingly complex migratory movements.
19 September 2017 – Stressing that his country has spent over $30 billion to care for more than three million Syrians and 200,000 Iraqis fleeing war in their own homelands, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call on the world to fulfil its pledges of aid.
In August 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 3,173 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 70% (2,228) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
At least one death or injury from explosive violence was recorded in 26 countries and territories last month. The five worst impacted countries were Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and Iraq according to civilian casualties.
Missions to Dera’a camp
In August, Dera’a camp and city in the south continued to experience a relatively calm situation due to the ceasefire agreement put in place early July. A total of 716 Palestine refugees from Ain Thakar district in Dera’a who had been directly impacted by the clashes received additional humanitarian assistance including food parcels and non-food items for the first time. In addition, UNRWA multi-sectorial teams from Damascus managed to conduct three needs assessment visits to the area on 3, 14, and 20 August.
The Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS) project is a monthly data collection exercise, which aims to gather multisector information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information gathered in August 2017 referring to the situation in July 2017.