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04 Dec 2018 description

New York– Unprecedented numbers of people are affected by conflicts and humanitarian crisis in the Arab States Region. As partners for development, UNDP and Japan have fully committed to assist populations to be more resilient even under challenging circumstances and strengthen the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.

04 Dec 2018 description

Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Lebanese Universities Union, with the support of the European Union, launched the 7th Academic Fair aimed at increasing the exposure of young Palestine refugees to employers and career opportunities. The event was held in Siblin Training Centre in the south.

04 Dec 2018 description
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An estimated 1.1 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Libya. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country are suffering from the prolonged conflict. They are living in unsafe conditions with little or no access to health care, essential medicines, food, safe drinking water, shelter or education.

04 Dec 2018 description


  • Idlib remains the last rebel stronghold in Syria

  • Tehran Summit on Idlib between presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia

  • Russia to supply Syria with air defence system

  • Iran fires missiles at militants in Syria

Key Developments

  • Various armed groups are operating in the last rebel stronghold of Idlib. Claims vary hugely and the number of radicals/al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists is estimated to be between 10,000 and 100,000.

04 Dec 2018 description


This week, 370 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 717 arrivals but an increase from last year’s 161 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 53, compared to 102 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Over 16,000 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (35%), Iraq (18%) and Syria (13%).

04 Dec 2018 description

December 4th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched its Warm Winter campaign, which seeks to distribute QR 14 million winterization aid for more than 225,000 beneficiaries in nine countries.

Under the theme of 'Journey of Giving', this is the 13th edition of the annual campaign, which has over the past few years reached out to millions of affected populations across Asia and Africa.

04 Dec 2018 description

Les crises affectent un plus grand nombre de personnes, durent plus longtemps et les conflits demeurent la cause principale des besoins humanitaires et de protection. L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale présente des plans détaillés, priorisés, et chiffrés sur la manière dont les Nations Unies et ses organisations partenaires répondront à ces besoins à travers le monde

04 Dec 2018 description

Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Sepali Guruge, Souraya Sidani, Vathsala Illesinghe, Rania Younes, Huda Bukhari, Jason Altenberg, Meb Rashid and Suzanne Fredericks

Conflict and Health 2018 12:46

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0181-x | © The Author(s). 2018



03 Dec 2018 description

The armed conflict in Syria has resulted in a human rights and humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in which the civilian population suffers daily threats to life, dignity and wellbeing.

03 Dec 2018 description


  • In late October, due to heavy rains and storms, Abu Khashab informal settlement, Deir ez Zor Governorate witnessed significant damages to the shelters. In response, UNHCR developed a site plan that can accommodate 576 tents. 500 UNHCR family tents have been installed that is enough to accommodate all IDPs who have been displaced from Hajin to the site.

03 Dec 2018 description

This revised International Appeal seeks a total of 121 million Swiss francs (increased from 78 million Swiss francs, with a funding gap of 15 million Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) in assisting a total of 2.5 million people displaced by the Syrian and other conflicts (such as in Iraq and Afghanistan) in Turkey until December 2019.