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- The UN and partners plan to deliver humanitarian assistance to eastern Ghouta [EN/AR]
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- “I lost my dignity”: Sexual and gender-based violence in the Syrian Arab Republic (A/HRC/37/CRP.3) [EN/AR]
- Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock: Briefing to the Security Council on Syria (28 February 2018)
Amid Ongoing Bombings, More Protection Needed for Education
Tomorrow (23 March), the Security Council is convening a briefing on conflict and hunger, to be chaired by Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag. Briefings are expected from the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, on behalf of the Rome-based agencies (WFP, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), and International Fund for Agricultural Development).
Polio this week as of 20 March 2018
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According to OCHA, nearly 1,600 people have been reportedly killed and thousands injured since midFebruary. Humanitarian partners report that a hospital in Arbin was hit by aerial strikes on 21 March, killing one patient and destroying several floors.
Since 11 March, the total estimated number of internally displaced people at collective shelters has exceeded 50,000 people, more than double the numbers reported on 17 March.
Asessing families’ needs: A UNHCR partner staff conducts a household visit using a standard questionnaire which enables a wide range of information to be gathered on a family and their circumstances.
Determining eligibilty: Following the household visit, UNHCR and partners use vulnerability assessment frameworks to assign each household a vulnerability ranking, which is then used to determine assistance levels.
2,940 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
Out of the total:
4,7% <14 years old
The population estimation excludes separated children.
1,118 Total number of places in UAC shelters
2,082 in the waiting list for shelter, out of which:
140 in RICs
89 in Protective custody
This Annual Review examines the humanitarian situation in the hard-to-reach (HTR) and besieged communities (as defined by the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA) assessed through REACH’s Community Profiles project between January and December 2017. During this period, moderate improvements in humanitarian conditions could be observed in most of the assessed communities. However, in many locations, the humanitarian situation remained dire.
Aujourd’hui s’ouvre la 4e Conférence nationale humanitaire à laquelle plus de 500 acteurs de l’aide humanitaire participent, sur l’invitation du ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangères. L’occasion pour le ministre de dévoiler la nouvelle stratégie humanitaire de la France. Un programme bienvenu pour Coordination SUD mais mis à l’épreuve des nombreux défis des ONG sur le terrain.
Les crises humanitaires s’aggravent et se prolongent
Nearly 50,000 Syrians have fled their homes in recent days. UNHCR is responding to urgent humanitarian needs on the ground and reiterates its calls for the protection and safety of both the newly displaced and of hundreds of thousands of civilians, still trapped by fierce fighting and in dire need of aid.
Leen, 12, was at her school when it was hit by a mortar blast. Shrapnel ripped into Leen’s back, injuring her spinal cord.
The emergency squad of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) responded to the blast and found Leen, rescuing her from the rubble. Yet she was paralysed from the ribcage down.
- Since 11 March, the UN estimates more than 50,000 people have left East Ghouta. UN teams have been visiting collective shelters (Dweir, Adra, Herjelleh, Electricity, Najha, Nashabiyeh, Kherbet Al Ward) in Rural Damascus where people who have left East Ghouta are staying. All of the shelters are well over capacity, with more people continuing to arrive on a daily basis. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) is responding to the unexpected large number of arrivals and the UN is supporting with additional supplies as requested by SARC.
More than 50,000 people who have fled from Eastern Ghouta to overcrowded and ill-equipped reception centres on the outskirts of Damascus over the last days are arriving exhausted, malnourished and afraid of what comes next.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is at the reception sites delivering essential aid with other actors as thousands more are believed to be on their way out of the besieged areas. Many of them are currently housed in schools and severely damaged buildings but others are sleeping in the open air or improvising tents with plastic sheets as spaces are running out.
EU Should Raise Issue, Pledge Aid at Conference
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General met on 20 March with the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and reiterated his support for its work in investigating allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and his confidence in the integrity and expertise of the OPCW, its Fact-Finding Mission and its conclusions.
Overview and Impact
The humanitarian crisis in Iraq is entering a new phase. Combat operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have ended and hundreds of thousands of displaced people are returning to their homes and communities.
Estimaciones globales sobre la inseguridad alimentaria aguda en 2017
• Alrededor de 124 millones de personas en 51 países se enfrentan a una situación de Crisis de inseguridad alimentaria o peor (equivalente o superior a la fase 3 del IPC/CH) y requieren una acción humanitaria urgente para salvar vidas, proteger los medios de vida y reducir los niveles de hambre y desnutrición aguda.
Estimations mondiales de l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë en 2017
• Environ 124 millions de personnes vivant dans 51 pays sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire de Crise ou pire (Phase 3 ou pire de l’IPC ou du CH ou équivalent) et requièrent une action humanitaire urgente afin de sauver des vies, protéger les moyens d’existence et réduire les déficits de consommation alimentaire et la malnutrition aiguë.
Civilians in Afrin and eastern Ghouta pay for UN Security Council inaction
● Ongoing hostilities and military operations in East Ghouta have led to a continued influx of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Rural Damascus and has severely impacted the protection and well-being of civilians inside the enclave.
● People living inside besieged areas of East Ghouta have critical humanitarian needs, particularly in relation to protection, food, health, nutrition, shelter, NFIs and WASH. Access, however, remains extremely limited.