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22 Feb 2019 description
"The world’s humanitarian agencies do a good job in saving lives and reducing suffering among people caught up in conflict. But we do not do a good enough job for women and girls." - OCHA USG
19 Feb 2019 description
New data on UNHCR-facilitated resettlement departures shows that of the estimated 1.2 million refugees in need of resettlement in 2018, only 55,692 were actually resettled.
06 Feb 2019 description
A group of more than 100,000 refugees, who returned to Syria between 2015 and 2018, were compared with millions of others in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon who chose not to return.
15 Jan 2019 description
report United Nations
Thousands of people are estimated to remain trapped by ongoing hostilities in ISIL-held areas of Hajin. At the Rukban makeshift settlement, more than 40,000 people in urgent need of assistance.
15 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
Amid freezing temperatures and lack of medical care, at least eight children died in Rukban and seven after fleeing Hajin. Thirteen of these were younger than one-year-old.
05 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service
Although sufficient funds were provided to reopen classrooms in September, there are no guarantees that 2019 will be any easier for the agency’s 711 schools.
21 Dec 2018 description
It generated scores of personal stories about the types and levels of violence that women living with, and at risk of, HIV in MENA experience, and the implications of violence for the region’s HIV response.
20 Dec 2018 description
Across the region as a whole, UNHCR aims to provide life-saving winter assistance to 3.5 million vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi refugees and internally displaced people.
11 Dec 2018 description
UN agencies and NGO partners today released the 2019-2020 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan, a US$5.5 billion proposal to support Syrian refugees at home and in the region.
11 Dec 2018 description
The global case load for humanitarian agencies has continued to rise throughout the last decade, but no major agency has a comprehensive strategy for addressing its energy use.
09 Dec 2018 description
To mitigate the suffering of the Syrian people, some 369 trucks will be carrying much needed lifesaving assistance to hundreds of thousands of women, children and men.
04 Dec 2018 description
The UN and its partners aim to assist 93.6 million of the most vulnerable with food, shelter, health care, emergency education, protection and other basic assistance, according to the GHO.
27 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF is facing a $33 million funding shortfall for lifesaving winter supplies and cash assistance for children, placing them at risk of illness, school absences or death.
16 Nov 2018 description
Between 3 and 8 November, 78 trucks navigated through “some of the most dangerous areas of Syria,” to deliver essential aid for all the population for at least a month.
01 Nov 2018 description
More than half of the refugees and returning refugees surveyed by IDMC had been internally displaced before leaving the country, many of them numerous times.
29 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The playground, which is one of the first of its kind in a refugee camp, has been designed and equipped for children with and without disabilities to play together so as to promote social integration.
27 Oct 2018 description
report IRIN
Relief supplies for 45,000 trapped Syrians did not arrive as planned. The situation in the border refugee camp of Rukban has “never been as bad as now” a senior aid official warns.
24 Oct 2018 description
David Beasley has ended a three-day visit to Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, where he saw WFP operations in the three countries and met with displaced Syrian families, ministers, and officials.
10 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
As the situation is expected to worsen further with the cold winter months fast approaching, UNICEF appeals for access to basic services, including health for children and families.
04 Oct 2018 description
The majority of the planned intervention will be in the form of cash assistance and core winter items in both countries, and will also cover vulnerable refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt.