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17 Jan 2018 description

Overview Basic Needs Assistance:

January to November 2017

  • Winterization assistance, cash and in-kind, in and out of camps: 8,655 households (35% of end year target which totals 24,000 households) received cash assistance for winter (each household received $400) in 9 camps and 3 urban areas. Some $3.1 million was disbursed.

17 Jan 2018 description


  • 83,000 refugee children are aged 3-17 years as of Nov 2017:

  • 73,000 (88%) refugee children are enrolled in formal or non-formal education programs.

  • 10,000 (12%) refugee children have no access to any form of education.



17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

16 Jan 2018 description

Fifty-year-old Abdul Malek AlNajjar is one of over 355,000 internally displaced people who had to leave their homes in Homs city due to the conflict that raged in the city.

16 Jan 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

16 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18855-GA/11999 16 JANUARY 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the informal meeting of the General Assembly, in New York today:

Let me start by thanking all Member States, all of you for your support across our agenda.

16 Jan 2018 description


• Hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups continued unabated in many areas in southern rural Idleb, northern rural Hama and southern rural Aleppo.

16 Jan 2018 description


  • UN delivers assistance to 50,000 IDPs at the Syria–Jordan border berm for the first time in six months

  • UNSC reauthorizes cross-border humanitarian access to Syria through January 2019

  • Relief agencies evacuate 29 critically ill patients from Eastern Ghouta

  • Relief agencies reach 810,000 people in HTR and besieged areas with assistance


16 Jan 2018 description

This analysis provides a snapshot of the protection sector response as a whole, as of 30 November 2017, including information on geographical coverage and progress against 2017 HRP targets, based on 4W reporting from protection partners in the various hubs. As of end-November 2017, the Whole of Syria protection sector, including Child Protection, GBV and Mine Action, has provided 6,469,100 protection interventions across Syria (67% of the 2017 HRP target), 903,100 of which were reported in November 2017.

16 Jan 2018 description

Sea arrivals continued mainly to Lesvos and Samos, but decreased this month to 2,300 people. The majority came from Syria and Iraq, and 59% were women and children.

The situation remains difficult for asylum-seekers staying under unhygienic conditions in border reception centres. 178 people at high risk are hosted in UNHCR-rented hotels for the winter.

The Government accelerated transfers to the mainland and UNHCR supported some 3,200 asylum-seekers, mainly vulnerable or families authorized to move.

16 Jan 2018 description

This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the Deimos-2 satellite on 10 January 2018, UNOSAT located 10,418 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing.

16 Jan 2018 description

Hasan, a refugee, was initially ‘terrified’ of living with strangers but Hamish and Tamsin gave him space to settle and adapt. Now, he is learning English, trying to integrate

By Nadine Alfa | 16 January 2018

Hamish Dunlop and his partner Tamsin Chowdry used to let out their spare room to bed-and-breakfast guests. Then, one weekend, they visited a family friend who was hosting a refugee. Within hours, the couple had signed up to do the same, with an organisation called Refugees At Home.

16 Jan 2018 description

The Shelter and NFIs Cluster, led by UNHCR and co-led by Global Communities, coordinates the efforts of 69 member organizations. The Cluster addresses the coordination of emergency Shelter and NFI needs and promotes household and community resilience. The Cluster supports people in need within displaced, hosting and non-displaced populations by ensuring that the different modalities of interventions (in-kind, non-conditional/conditional cash or voucher) abide by the do-not-harm principle.


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16 Jan 2018 description


The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.