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21 Sep 2017 description


  • (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

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

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

20 Sep 2017 description

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.

20 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

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.

20 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

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.

20 Sep 2017 description

Figures are from 1 January through end of August 2017.

Durable Solution

■ 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

20 Sep 2017 description

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.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

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.

20 Sep 2017 description

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.

20 Sep 2017 description

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.

20 Sep 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative


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.