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13 Oct 2015 description
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BAGHDAD, 12 October 2015 -- A nationwide campaign to vaccinate 5.8 million children in Iraq against polio was concluded on the 11th of Oct this year after a two day extension recommended by the Ministry of health for maximum vaccination coverage. This effort to ensure that Iraq remains polio free also included the distribution of life-saving information on how to detect, prevent and treat cholera to 1.5 million households across the country.

13 Mar 2015 description
  • The number of people affected by the crisis continues to rise.

  • Humanitarian needs increase while funding gaps get bigger.

  • 380,000 refugees are currently considered extremely vulnerable and best served by resettlement to other countries.

After four years of war, there is no real prospect of peace in Syria.

The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate for Syrians across the region, and funding is not keeping up with the increasing numbers of people in need of assistance.

12 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

As Syria crisis enters fifth year, more support urged for young adolescents

New York/Amman, 12 March 2015. Some 14 million children across the region are now suffering from the escalating conflict sweeping Syria and much of Iraq, said UNICEF today.

11 Feb 2015 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

  1. In paragraph 6 of its resolution 2169 (2014), the Security Council requested me to report every three months on progress made towards fulfilling the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The present report covers key developments related to Iraq, and provides an update on the activities of the United Nations in Iraq since the issuance of my first report dated 31 October 2014 (S/2014/774).
11 Jan 2015 description
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Syrian arrivals from Kobani

  • A total of 2,222 Syrians (displaced from Kobani) were admitted into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) in this reporting period, bringing the total number of new arrivals in the KR-I since 25 September to 26,057 individuals. 368 crossed via the Peshkhabour border crossing point and the rest via Ibrahim Khalil border crossing point.

24 Dec 2014 description
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Syrian arrivals from Kobani

  • A total of 1,865 Syrians (displaced from Kobani) were admitted into the KR-I, bringing the total number of new arrivals in the KR-I since 25 September to 23,835 individuals.

  • UNHCR continues to coordinate the process of reception at the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing point, supporting local authorities. Convoys have started departing border points earlier in the day so that refugees arrive at their destination during daylight.

13 Nov 2014 description
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I. Introduction

1 . This eighth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

28 Oct 2014 description
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I. Introduction

1. This seventh report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

26 Oct 2014 description
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  • Winterisation activities are underway; but they are being hampered by limited funding, implementation capacity, the availability of items on the national and international markets, as well as slow procurement and production times for relief items.

  • The revised Strategic Response Plan for Iraq was launched on 23 October. An additional $1.6 billion required until 31 December 2015 for 5.2 million vulnerable people.

16 Oct 2014 description

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  • Resulting from recent attacks by ISIL-led armed groups in Kobane (Turkey), Syrian refugees are arriving in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), crossing the Turkish-Iraqi border illegally. By end September, 50 families (245 individuals) arrived in the KR-I. The majority are arriving to Duhok and are sheltered at Gawilan refugee camp and were provided with CRIs. Five families (35 individuals) arrived to Basirma camp in Erbil and were transported by IOM with the support of local authorities.

14 Oct 2014 description
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*This Regional Analysis of the Syria conflict (RAS) is now produced quarterly, replacing the monthly RAS of 2013. It seeks to bring together information from all sources in the region and provide holistic analysis of the overall Syria crisis. While Part I focuses on the situation within Syria, Part II covers the impact of the crisis on neighbouring countries. More information on how to use this document can be found on page 2.

04 Oct 2014 description
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  • The Government of Iraq releases 50 billion IQD (US$43 million) to assist with the IDP response in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

  • The Immediate Response Plan for the IDPs Crisis in the KR-I was released this week. A similar plan for the whole of Iraq is under discussion with the Government of Iraq.

  • Humanitarian access in many parts of western and central Iraq is severely constrained, affecting the ability of partners to deliver humanitarian assistance.

27 Sep 2014 description
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  • The Humanitarian Needs Overview indicates that 5.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • Access for assistance to affected people is a major concern.

  • National winterization efforts need to be urgently steppedup.

  • The introduction of a cash and voucher program in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in October is expected to alleviate the pressure on the food pipeline.

23 Sep 2014 description
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ERBIL, 23 September 2014 – A mass polio immunization campaign that was carried out this week in the midst of ongoing violence in Iraq has concluded successfully in all 18 Governorates throughout the country. The campaign was the first national polio vaccination activity since May.

21 Sep 2014 description
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  • The influx of 171,500 IDPs in Najaf, Kerbala and Diwaniya has overloaded water and sanitation infrastructure.

  • IDPs in unfinished buildings, in the open or in schools are the most vulnerable. Systematic planning is needed for IDPs relocation to dignified shelter solutions and for the rehabilitation of schools before educational activities can resume.

  • Since 7 September 900 IDP families have returned from the Kurdistan Region to the Al-Qosh sub-district.

02 Sep 2014 description
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Erbil / Amman, 2 September 2014 – Despite the ongoing conflict, violence and displacement across Iraq, a mass polio immunization campaign succeeded in reaching 3.75 out of 4 million children under the age of 5.

28 Aug 2014 description
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  1. This sixth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary - General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

18 Aug 2014 description
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18 August, 2014 | Erbil: Humanitarian health services in Iraq have received a much-needed boost through a $US 50 million grant provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to WHO for its response to health crises facing millions of people affected by the on-going conflict.

31 Jul 2014 description
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  1. This fifth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all Syrian parties to the conflict.