Appeals & Response Plans
- Middle East: Cold Wave - Jan 2015
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Turkey: Earthquakes - Oct 2011
- Turkey: Landslide - Aug 2010
- Turkey: Earthquakes - Mar 2010
- Europe: Cold Wave - Dec 2009
- Turkey: Floods - Sep 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Turkey: Floods - Nov 2006
- Turkey: Bingol Earthquake - Mar 2005
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- 1.5 million refugees in Turkey supported by EU's biggest ever humanitarian programme
- Turkey Livelihoods Sector (January-December 2018)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Work Permits for Foreigners under International and Temporary Protection in Turkey [EN/AR/TN]
- Turkey: Bringing families back together
- Lessons Learned Exercise: Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) Task Force Coordination in Turkey [EN/TR]
À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.
Near the Evros River border between Turkey and Greece, which became a popular migration crossing point in 2018, officials have recorded a sharp increase in migrant and asylum seeker deaths from traffic accidents. And a quarter of all migrant deaths in mainland Europe in 2018 were due to road accidents in Greece, according to UN figures.
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Deputy Minister of Interior Affairs İsmail Çataklı flew to Yemen for a bilateral meeting with Yemeni Prime Minister Muin Abdulmelik to discuss the humanitarian situation in the country where internal disputes still continue.
Deputy Minister Çataklı stated that Turkey has always given great value to Yemen during the meeting that took place at the Meaşık Palace in Aden.
What is a work permit?
A work permit is an official document issued by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS). In this regard, as per the International Labour Force Law (No. 6735), adopted on 28 July 2016 by the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) and published on 13 August 2016 in the Official Journal, foreigners who wish to work in Turkey have to obtain a work permit from MoFLSS.
When can I apply for a work permit?
The fourth strategic objective of the Turkey Refugee and Resilience Response Plan (3RP) for 2018-2019 is to “Expand livelihood and job opportunities for people in need ”. Under this objective, 3RP partners aim to reach the following outcome: Improved livelihoods and living conditions, including better and decent work conditions for Syrians under temporary protection and host communities.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, political violence and reported fatalities decreased since the week prior, the latter significantly. This decline can be attributed for the most part to Syria, where, among other things, Islamic State (IS) activity has dropped due to recent successes against the group in Hajin. Meanwhile, riots and protests have generally remained consistent with previous weeks.
As the war in Syria approaches its ninth year, the humanitarian situation is continually evolving, and the needs of the affected populations remain high. Even as some parts of Syria appear to be stabilizing, the crisis has long since passed a tipping point in terms of generational change, and its effects will undoubtedly continue for many years to come. This is particularly true in the case of women and girls due to the deeprooted complexity of the issues they continue to face on a daily basis.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
Central African Republic
Threats and violence affecting emergency care
22 December 2018: In Mogadishu, al Shabaab militants detonated a VBIED near the presidential palace while police and medics were responding to an earlier, politically-motivated suicide blast. No further details specified. Source: IOL
Middle-East and North Africa
Occupied Palestinian Territories
By Helena Loh, IFRC
“E.T. phone home?” “E.T. phone home.” “And they’ll come?” “Come? Home. Home.” Hearing these words while watching the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1994, six-year-old Yasmina Peker cried so hard that her mother had to tell her the happy ending to stop her tears.
Today, Yasmina is Team Leader of Turkish Red Crescent Society’s Restoring Family Links (RFL) community-based migration programme. She smiles as she remembers the movie, “I remember how E.T. wanted to go home, but couldn’t, and it really affected me,” she said.
Overview and developments
At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US$24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements remained unchanged as of the end of November 2018. The plans are funded at $14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding contributed through humanitarian response plans carried out by the UN with partners in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%.
Instances of political violence have been on an upward trend since 16 December 2018, with both battles and remote violence rising by approximately 25 and 65 percent, respectively. At the same time, demonstrations decreased overall in the latter half of December; however, despite this reduction, unrest against economic and labour conditions spread throughout the region during this period – most surprisingly to Oman where such reports are quite rare. In both Iraq and Lebanon, yellow vests were worn by many demonstrators as part of a movement in solidarity with French protesters.
Almost 3.6 million Syrian refugees registered as of 31 October, according to the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM). Almost 96 per cent of Syrian refugees live in urban and peri-urban areas while the other four per cent live in 13 Temporary Accommodation Centres (TACs) operated by DGMM.