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29 NOVEMBER 2018
8411TH MEETING (AM)
Although the United Nations and partners completed an epic aid operation in Syria this month, persistent violence and gaps in humanitarian access underline the critical need to renew the cross-border aid authorization set to expire in December, a senior humanitarian affairs official told the Security Council today.
Erbil - The first Ride On! Erbil International Bike Marathon, which took place this afternoon, involved hundreds of bike riders, including professional cyclists, local community members, displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees, under the theme Unity in Diversity.
The 3.2km route started from the edge of the historic Ainkawa neighbourhood and ended at the world-renowned Citadel – a UNESCO world heritage site. The closing ceremony included traditional music, dance performances and speeches in Bakhi Shar park by the Citadel.
Today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and The Government of the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID), launched a multi-year agreement to support UNRWA Syria regional crisis emergency appeal over the period between 2018-2021 for a total of US$ 6.4 million.
The launching ceremony was held at the Amman New Camp, and attended by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Jordan, the head of DFID Jordan and DFID lead Humanitarian adviser.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
In this infographic, ACLED Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson analyzes the consequences of political violence for the civilian population of Aleppo, Syria.
On 28 November, H.E. Dr Abdallah Al Rabeeah, Supervisor General of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSC) and Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed an unprecedented US$ 50 million agreement which confirmed the pledge of US$ 50 million made by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in support of the Agency’s core services.
Expressing his deep recognition and gratitude, Commissioner-General Krähenbühl stated that:
The Educate A Child (EAC) multi-year programme continues to make a real difference in the lives of out of school refugee children (OOSC). In 2017, 355,839 formerly OOSC were enrolled in primary education thanks to the programme.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 107,216 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 28 November. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (160,440) and 2016 (350,549).
Athens – IOM, the UN Migration Agency announced today (30/11) that it has provided a protective environment and tailored services for 1,114 unaccompanied migrant children in Greece since the beginning of the year.
Over the past year Jordan has remained committed to political reforms, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms — despite a challenging domestic economic situation and regional instability. In the region, Jordan has continued promoting stability, moderation and inter-faith tolerance. The EU and Jordan have cemented and built on their strong partnership and solid diplomatic relationship throughout this period.
SP: Thank you very much and good morning ladies and gentlemen, and members of the press corp. As you all know the Special Envoy, Staffan de Mistura is currently still in Astana, and it is because of this absence, his absence, due to the Astana meeting, he had asked me on the occasion of Jan Egeland’s last day as Senior Adviser and Chair of the ISSG Humanitarian Task Force, to deliver a very brief, personal message, so what I am about to say now is a direct quote from Special Envoy de Mistura from Astana:
Special Envoy de Mistura appreciates the work done at the Astana meeting by the three guarantors -- the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey -- to ensure that the Idlib de-escalation arrangements are sustained. He is very grateful to President Nursultan Nazarbayev for the generous hospitality and efficient support of the Republic of Kazakhstan.