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19 Oct 2017 description

• Up to 7,000 civilians remain trapped in Ar-Raqqa city and face increasingly deteriorating humanitarian conditions and protection concerns.
Despite the risks of exposure to mines, snipers and military operations, some civilians have fled.

• Displacements from and within Deir-ez-Zor Governorate continued due to heavy fighting and airstrikes. An estimated 63,902 people have been displaced from 1 September to 8 October.

19 Oct 2017 description
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1. The present report is the twenty-sixth semi-annual report of the SecretaryGeneral on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559 (2004).

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • In September 2017, the ESSN programme reached the milestone of assisting more than one million vulnerable refugees with 120 Turkish Liras each of cash assistance.
    WFP’s support to refugees in camps reached more than 144,000 people.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP delivered food assistance for 3.3 million people in all 14 governorates in Syria.

  • WFP took part in three inter-agency convoys delivering food assistance for 34,000 people in hard-to-reach locations.

  • A fourth de-escalation zone was established in Idleb governorate and parts of Hama and Aleppo.

  • The siege on Deir Ezzor City has been lifted enabling the resumption of land access. WFP delivered fortified wheat flour and nutrition supplies.

19 Oct 2017 description

The Secretary-General continues to follow closely the situation in Raqqa, Syria. He recalls the obligation of all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and abide by international humanitarian and human rights law. He also urges the parties to facilitate humanitarian access in order to allow aid to reach those in need without delay.

19 Oct 2017 description

General / Inter-Sector Update

Support to the Jordan Response Plan (JRP) preparation: Sector Coordinators continued to support the planning phase of the JRP2018-2020 as the UN Secretariat or active members of the relevant Task Forces. They participated in the JRP workshop held on 24-26 September to work on the JRP Sector Response documents and the JRP Project Summary Sheets.

19 Oct 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 770,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 44 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken. After completing 285 airlifts delivering almost 10,400 metric tons of humanitarian supplies to Quamishli during 2017, the airlift operation was phased out at the end of June after road access to the governorate was re-established.

19 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

1 43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

109,915 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017 2

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

19 Oct 2017 description

Since the start of 2017, Livelihoods Partners assisted 16,934 refugees and host community members with short-term and/or longterm employment opportunities and 64,101 youth and adults in increasing their employability through job training, internships, job placement and language courses. In addition, 19,398 host community members and refugees have participated in community based activities to promote social cohesion. Highlights across the region in July include:

19 Oct 2017 description

So far in 2017, over 1.1 million individuals have benefited from access to adequate quantity of safe water through improved longer-term water systems. Approximately 331,000 people have gained access to appropriate sanitation facilities and services, and over 505,300 people have access to adequate quantity of safe water through temporary provision. Highlights across the region in July include:

19 Oct 2017 description

3RP partners’ priority regarding the Shelter Sector continues to be the provision of adequate, affordable and sustainable housing options for refugees living in host communities. For refugees in camps, 3RP partners focus on rehabilitation efforts to improve the infrastructure of the camp and upgrade shelters in order to contribute to sustainable living. During 2017, almost 13,000 households in camps have received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades, while outside of camps over 21,500 households received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades.

19 Oct 2017 description

The continued strategic priority for the Basic Needs Sector is to provide assistance to meet the ongoing basic needs of Syrian refugees, based on a multi-sectoral household profiling and identification methodology, specific to each country.

19 Oct 2017 description

By the end of July 2017, approximately 1.6 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 42 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 98,500 referrals were made to secondary or tertiary health care.

Highlights across the region in July include:

19 Oct 2017 description

As at the end of July, some 930,000 Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in camps and host communities. Additionally, over 117,200 Syrian children are enrolled in informal education. Highlights across the region in July include: In Turkey, 3RP partners implemented a range of activities to prepare for the upcoming school year in September. Some 2,600 Syrian refugee children have enrolled in a summer language programme, the 10-week course conducted in Turkish and Arabic aims to support Syrian children's entry into the Turkish primary school system.

19 Oct 2017 description

During 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.4 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in kind modality. Over 3,000 individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while almost 11,500 individuals have been supported to improve nutritional practices. Highlights across the region in July include:

19 Oct 2017 description

The number of Syrian refugees in the region stood at 5.16 million at the end of July 2017. There are now almost 3 million Syrian refugees registered refugees in Turkey, over 1 million in Lebanon, some 660,000 in Jordan, almost 245,000 in Iraq and above 120,000 in Egypt, indicating the generosity of host countries across the region. Highlights across the region in July include:

19 Oct 2017 description

These dashboards reflect selected aggregate achievements of 3RP regional sectoral indicators on the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 240 partners involved in the 3RP Inter-Agency Appeal in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Indicators are regionally aggregated and targets are based on full funding of the 3RP 2017 and an expected population of 4.7 million refugees by end-2017.