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13 Oct 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

SUMMARY

Since 6 June 2017, conflict aiming to expel the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been ongoing across Ar-Raqqa city. Following four months of ground fighting supported by airstrikes, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken control of all but a handful of locations in the innermost parts of the city, including National Hospital and the stadium.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Idriss Jazairy, Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

13 Oct 2017 description
report Al Ameen

INTRODUCTION:

Deir Al-Zour is located in the eastern part of Syria on the Syrian-Iraqi border and is considered the capital of the eastern region.
The Euphrates River passes through it and divides it into two areas:

  • The western region is located west of the Euphrates River and extends towards the desert of Sham and is called the Shamia area.

13 Oct 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

13 October 2017

UNHCR is deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of the civilian population in Al Raqqa city, where an estimated 8,000 people remain trapped by ongoing fighting.

13 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

800,100 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016

709,000 people, IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

13 Oct 2017 description

Chile has become the newest country to be resettling Syrian refugees. Sixty-six Syrians (32 children, 16 women and 18 men) arrived there yesterday from Lebanon, as part of a refugee resettlement programme led by the Chilean government with the support of the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.

13 Oct 2017 description

Beirut/Santiago – On 11 October, a group of 66 Syrian refugees departed from Lebanon, Beirut to Santiago, Chile under the Emerging Resettlement Countries Joint Support Mechanism (ERCM), which is co-implemented by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

At Santiago airport, Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, welcomed the refugees (38 adults and 28 children). Half of them will be located in Villa Alemana and the other half in Macul, thanks to agreements between the Ministry of Interior and those municipalities.

13 Oct 2017 description

The quarterly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to:
1) enhance access to, and demand from, children and youth, and their caregivers, for equitable formal or regulated non-formal education;
2) enhance quality of education services and learning environment to ensure grade-appropriate learning outcome to children and youth.

13 Oct 2017 description

The Government is proposing a NOK 280 million increase in funding for stabilisation efforts in countries and regions affected by conflict and fragility. In addition, the Government proposes to triple support for efforts to combat global security challenges such as terrorism, extremism and organised crime. As announced in a recent white paper on Norway's foreign and security policy, the Government intends to redouble its efforts in unstable areas in Europe's neighbourhood.

13 Oct 2017 description

SANTIAGO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet welcomed more than 60 Syrian refugees to the country's capital of Santiago on Thursday, as Chile joined other Latin American nations in offering safe harbor to families fleeing Syria's civil war.

At a ceremony at the country's airport in Santiago, Bachelet greeted 14 newly arrived Syrian families, who will be resettled in furnished homes with social benefits, including monthly stipends, schooling, healthcare and language classes.

13 Oct 2017 description

More than 1000 teachers have come to Damascus for the Risk Education training from a number of cities affected by ERW, including Aleppo, Homs and Hama. Upon return to their respective schools, they can now implement what they have learnt, raising awareness of the dangers of ERW and promoting safe behaviour. These sessions are vital in Syria’s context of conflict, where mines, unexploded ordnance, IEDs and booby traps are prevalent.

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 241 communities were covered in Tartous governorate with one or more protection issues.

• 81% of covered communities reported domestic violence as occurring, 76% reported harassment as occurring and 74% reported housing, land and property issues and family separation as occurring.

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 160 communities were covered in Rural Damascus governorate with one or more protection issues.

• 94% of covered communities reported child labor preventing school attendance as occurring, 89% reported lack/loss of civil documentation as occurring and 87% reported early marriage as occurring.

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 44 communities were covered in Quneitra governorate with one or more protection issues.

• 98% of covered communities reported child labor preventing school attendance as occurring and 93% reported lack/loss of civil documentation as occurring.

• Child labor preventing school attendance was mentioned as a “common” issue for one or more population groups by 43% of covered communities while lack/loss of civil documentation was mentioned as a “common” issue for one or more population groups by 45% of covered communities.

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 78 communities were covered in Hama governorate with one or more protection issues.

• 92% of covered communities reported family separation and domestic violence as occurring.

• Family separation was described as happening “sometimes” for one or more population groups by 81% of covered communities while “domestic violence” was mentioned as a “common” issue for one or more population groups by 39% of covered communities.

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 528 communities were covered in Idleb governorate with one or more protection issues.

• 91% covered communities reported lack/loss of civil documentation as occurring and 82% of covered communities reported child labor preventing school attendance as occurring.

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 199 communities were covered in Homs governorate with one or more protection issues.

• 85% of covered communities reported child labor preventing school attendance as occurring, 82% of covered communities reported family separation as occurring, 81% of covered communities reported lack/loss of civil documentation as occurring, 80% of covered communities reported domestic violence and early marriage as occurring.

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 433 communities were covered in Hama governorate with one or more protection issues.

• 76% of covered communities reported child labor preventing school attendance as occurring and 74% of covered communities reported lack/loss of civil documentation as occurring.

• Men and women are particularly affected by economic exploitation with 6% covered communities identifying it as a “very common” issue for these population groups.