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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
- OCHA Syria Crisis: Northeast Syria Situation Report No. 18 (1 Oct– 5 Nov 2017)
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The devastating conflict in Syria that began on 15th March 2011 has claimed around 400,000 lives and created over five million refugees. Over 660,000 Syrians have sought refuge in Jordan (UNHCR data portal 6 August 2017), many of them crossing the border through the towns of Jaber and Ramtha.
Islamic Relief’s work in Jordan began in 1997 with an orphan sponsorship programme, and in 2011 we scaled up our activities to provide emergency assistance to those affected by the violence in Syria.
5,344,363 Registered Syrian refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other countries as of 20 November 2017
22 November 2017 – Syrian opposition groups meeting in Saudi Arabia should do all they can to unify ahead of a fresh round of United Nations-facilitated talks in Geneva, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday.
The veteran negotiator was speaking to reporters in the Saudi capital Riyadh, at a meeting involving the principal opponents of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
Illegal Blockade of Starving Civilians in Yemen
More than two weeks into the blockade imposed on Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led international military coalition, millions of civilians are at growing risk of famine. With Yemen dependent on imports for 90 percent of its essential goods – including, food, clean water, medical supplies and fuel – and more than 20 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, the blockade drastically increases the threat to more than 7 million people already facing famine-like conditions.
Populations continue to face the threat of mass atrocity crimes committed by government forces and their allies in Syria's ongoing civil war. Various non-state armed groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, are also committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 14 NOVEMBER 2017)
1,166,738 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:
The intensification of the siege has significantly impacted the food security situation in Duma (Eastern Ghouta). Since September 2017, cases of severe malnutrition and mortality among children have been reported including a child who took his own life due to hunger.
22 November 2017, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic – Seven people have been killed and 42 people injured in Damascus city and surrounding areas in recent days.
In eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus, local health authorities report that during a 4-day period alone from 14 to 17 November, 84 people were killed, including 17 children and 6 women; and 659 people were injured, including 127 children and 87 women.
During the same period, more than 200 surgical operations were conducted in eastern Ghouta’s overwhelmed and under-resourced hospitals.
Between 19.5 to 27 per cent of male survey respondents in key 3RP countries confirmed having experienced sexual harassment or unwanted sexual contact as boys
One focus group of refugee women in Jordan estimated that 30 to 40 per cent of all adult men in their community had experienced sexual violence while in detention in Syria
In Lebanon, a 2013 rapid assessment of 520 Syrian and PRS male youth and boys (age 12-24) revealed that
• Assistance began to 33% of identified Syrian beneficiaries by UNHCR and Care.
• UNHCR's second tranche of assistances will be uploaded this week.
• Partner organisations will need to confirm their final assistances by the 28th November and relfect the status in RAIS.
Seven (7) new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week— three (3) cases from Mayadeen and four (4) from Boukamal district, Deir Ez-Zor governorate. The most recent case (by date of onset) is 9 September 2017 from Mayadeen district
The total number of confirmed cVDPV2 cases is 70
Outbreak response teams are planning a third mass immunization round to reach children under 5 with mOPV2 in areas where evidence of virus transmission continues
Syrians Under Siege, Airstrikes as Leaders Gather in Sochi
IFRC Position on Children on the Move
All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.
Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.
No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.
Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations, in New York today:
I thank the Security Council under the presidency of Italy for convening today’s open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations.
Entering the seventh year of the crisis, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Some 13.1 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.