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05 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Between January and December 2018, UNICEF and its partners ensured 384,190 individuals (180,569 children) had continued access to sanitation in 2018. UNICEF-supported partners contributed 79 per cent of the WASH Cluster sanitation response.

• In 2018, UNICEF rehabilitated 786 schools, installed 640 new prefab classrooms in 222 schools, and delivered educational supplies for 339,312 IDP children (148,006 girls).

05 Feb 2019 description

Geneva – Heavy rainfall in northwest Syria has caused severe flash flooding in northwest Syria affecting more than 80,000 people, according to data collected by the United Nations in mid-January. The flooding occurred in Idleb and Aleppo provinces where a high proportion of displaced people live in camps and displacement sites.

05 Feb 2019 description

Zahedan, Feb 4, IRNA – Six routes have been blocked after floods and torrential rains hit Sistan-Baluchestan Province, southeastern Iran, a local official said on Monday.

Speaking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Director General for Crisis Management at Sistan-Baluchestan governor office Abdolrahman Shahnavazi said the maintenance forces are doing their best to reopen the routes.

Shahnavazi added that it is not possible to take any serious action until the flood waters subside.

03 Feb 2019 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that its relief teams have implemented an urgent campaign to help the families affected by rain torrents that swept through some areas of Najaf governorate.  

01 Feb 2019 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society ( IRCS ) is working to care and assist the affected and poor families as a result of the natural and unnatural disasters.

The teams of the IRCS in Babylon governorate have distributed food and relief assistance to more than 80 poor families after conducting a prior assessment in a number of areas in the governorate in order to know the numbers of the affected families and their needs, the distribution is going on in order to cover all the registered families.

01 Feb 2019 description

TEHRAN, Jan, 30, 2019 (IRCS) _ In late January, heavy rain in some Iranian southern and western provinces triggered massive floods. Iranian Red Crescent provided emergency sheltering to over 800 flood-affected people in Khuzestan.

Since January 27, several provinces of the country have been impacted by flood caused by heavy rainfalls. The southwestern province of Khuzestan and the western province of Lorestan suffered from the damage, mostly in villages and agricultural areas.

01 Feb 2019 description
report REACH Initiative


On 26 December 2018, exceptionally heavy rainfall caused severe flash flooding in Idleb and Aleppo governorates in north-west Syria. This area has a high proportion of displaced people and concentration of camps and sites, making it a region with a notably large vulnerable population. Hundreds of tents were reportedly swept away and concrete houses in camps collapsed.
As a result of the flooding, thousands of people have been impacted.


31 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement attributable to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

NEW YORK, 31 January 2019 – “Violence, displacement and extremely harsh conditions in northern and eastern Syria have killed at least 32 children since December 2018.

31 Jan 2019 description

31 January 2019, Damascus, Syria – The World Health Organization is extremely concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Al-Hol camp in Al-Hasakeh governorate, and calls on all parties to the conflict to provide unhindered humanitarian access to people in need of life-saving aid.

31 Jan 2019 description

Refugees continue to be impacted by back to back extreme weather conditions. During the first storm, refugees struggled to cope with heavy snow, torrential rain and gusting winds that flooded sites and damaged shelters. This situation was compounded by a second storm, Miriam, bringing new precipitations, snow and low temperatures. This added to the already saturated lands, rivers and streams causing more floods and displacement of refugees and impacting vulnerable Lebanese. Also, tragically, four refugees, of which three are children, perished as a result of the storms.

30 Jan 2019 description
report UN Security Council



Damascus Representative Reiterates Core Demands: End Support for Terrorists, Lift Sanctions, Remove Foreign Forces from Our Soil

26 Jan 2019 description



I would like to confirm that the Secretary-General welcomes the recent announcement by the Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons in the Middle East affected by the recent severe weather in the region. The Secretary-General is very grateful to the Emir and the people of Qatar for their generosity.

23 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

44,516 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1,464,457m cash-based transfers made

US$ 136.0m six months (February - July 2019) net funding requirement

3.6 m people assisted in DECEMBER 2018

Operational Updates

22 Jan 2019 description

Imagine being a refugee. After escaping certain death in your home country, leaving behind everything including your identity, you now live in a ramshackle shanty with few rights. Years pass. You settle into a routine, holding tightly to the dream you’ll one day return to your former life.

21 Jan 2019 description

General Objective

Inform the overall humanitarian reponse to IDPs affected by the flooding in December in Idleb and Aleppo governorates, by providing a multi-sectoral rapid overview of the humanitarian needs for persons living in camps and sites in opposition-held areas.

20 Jan 2019 description

The relief teams of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have visited the affected families due to the floods in Dohuk governorate and they have provided relief, health and food assistance for them.

19 Jan 2019 description
report Trócaire

Garry Walsh

Syrian refugees in camps in Lebanon are being supported to endure the harsh Winter weather

Syrian refugees living in informal camps in Lebanon are experiencing an incredibly hard Winter. After already fleeing the devastating war in Syria, these refugees are now enduring storms, flooding and snow. Yet local organisations are providing some hope, getting vital support to those in need.

19 Jan 2019 description

TEHRAN, 19 Jan. (IRCS) _More than half of Iran’s provinces were impacted by snowstorm, flood, and inundation during the period between January 17 and 18, 2019. Volunteers of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) rendered relief services to over 6,000 affected people.