• Lebanon Crisis Response Plan finalized
• Lebanon’s Civil Society contributes to World Humanitarian Summit
• 517,000 children vaccinated against polio
• Winterization support kicks off
• GoL trained on information in emergency preparedness & response
‘Whole-of-Syria’: Humanitarian Needs
As part of the ‘Whole of Syria’ approach, humanitarian partners responding to the crisis inside Syria have prepared a comprehensive Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) for the country. The HNO shows that almost half of all Syrians, about 10.8 million people, have been forced to leave their homes resulting in the largest displacement crisis globally. An estimated 7.6 million people are internally displaced within Syria and there are more than three million refugees, 1.15 million of whom have sought safety in Lebanon.
The HNO also notes that humanitarian needs in Syria have increased twelve-fold since the beginning of the crisis, with 12.2 million people now in need of humanitarian assistance.
Around 6.8 million people are severely food insecure and 11.6 million people require urgent access to water and sanitation. It is estimated that over one million people may have been injured by the end of 2014, requiring access to health services, including emergency trauma care, but only 43 per cent of hospitals are fully functioning. In addition, 25 per cent of schools have been damaged, destroyed or are used as shelters, leaving almost two million children without access to a school.
During a two-day meeting held in Beirut on 15-16 November, partners involved in the ‘Whole of Syria’ plan agreed on strategic objectives and a timeline for the completion of the 2015 Strategic Response Plan, which will be launched along with the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan and the 3RP in Germany on 18 December
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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