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13 Feb 2018 description


• Between 07 and 10 February, hostilities in Idleb governorate continued primarily in eastern and southern rural Idleb, where several aerial attacks and incidents of shelling were reported.

• Since 11 February, conflict intensity in parts of Idleb governorate reduced significantly. However, fighting between non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and the Islamic State in Iraq and Levan (ISIL) erupted in southern rural Idleb, threatening more displacement from southern rural Idleb governorate.

13 Feb 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 50,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In January alone, 1,187 new arrivals were registered in Mbera. As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

13 Feb 2018 description


The humanitarian situation for the Rohingya population in Rakhine state remains highly concerning. Civilians face restricted movement and people are regularly denied access to fields, coastal waters, rivers and markets. This leads to food shortages and risk of starvation. Livestock theft is also reported which further aggravates food insecurity.

13 Feb 2018 description

La oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la Cooperación Española prioriza de nuevo las crisis humanitarias que continúan afectando a las poblaciones de Siria e Irak.

Los responsables de la Oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la AECID supervisaron recientemente los proyectos de ayuda humanitaria española a refugiados sirios en Líbano y Jordania.

13 Feb 2018 description

In Cairo: 
Riham Mustafa 
Phone: +(202) 2461-4230 
E-mail: rmustafa@ifc.org

Amman, Jordan, February 13, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has signed an agreement with IrisGuard, a Jordanian company specializing in iris-scanning technology, to help boost financial inclusion and improve the lives of Syrian refugees in Jordan and the region. 

13 Feb 2018 description
report Harikar


Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

13 Feb 2018 description

“When we first arrived in Turkey, the very first thing I did was to look for a school for my children,” says Leyla Reshid, a mother of three girls and one boy. The Reshid family fled from Syria to Turkey in 2012, eventually settling in Istanbul. Leyla says that despite the challenges associated with their new life, as parents they want to provide their children with a brighter future. “We need to pay the rent and the bills. My husband and I even thought about Ahmad becoming another breadwinner,” referring to his 13 year-old son. “But for God’s sake, he is still a child.

13 Feb 2018 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

- 229 residents in the site of Veria, as of 2nd of February 2018, all registered.
- 10 new arrivals were received throughout January from Samos and Evros border crossing. They were all provided with food and non-food items by NRC Shelter/WASH team.
- 2 residents departed spontaneously, 2 under accommodation scheme and 2 were transferred to other facility in the context of family reunification.
- Protection services, including Legal Assistance and Asylum Information are still provided by UNHCR, DRC, and EASO.

13 Feb 2018 description

How can the dizzying changes, intersecting crises and multiplying conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa since the 2011 Arab uprisings be best understood, let alone responded to? This long-form commentary by MENA Program Director Joost Hiltermann and our team steps back for a better look and proposes new approaches.

Principal Findings

13 Feb 2018 description

Bern, 12.02.2018 - The FDFA is monitoring with concern recent military developments in Syria and the major implications they have for the civilian population. Hostilities in the Afrin region, attacks against numerous medical facilities in Idlib Governorate, intensified bombardments in Eastern Ghouta and rocket fire in the Damascus suburbs have resulted in hundreds of civilian victims and destroyed major civil infrastructure. The FDFA is especially concerned about recent allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Idlib Governorate and Eastern Ghouta.

12 Feb 2018 description

The polio surveillance system is finding the virus in the most challenging areas so that children can be protected and polio stopped for good.

The poliovirus remains in just a few small pockets around the world. However, these final hiding places are some of the most challenging settings on earth in which to eradicate a disease. Finding and stopping a virus whose special power is staying hidden is no mean feat, especially in remote or inaccessible places.