Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report, November 2015: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 30 Nov 2015

Highlights:

· In Syria, as part of the Back to Learning Campaign, UNICEF distributed essential learning supplies including schoolbags, textbooks and stationary to 428,315 children, including 5,732 textbooks to children living in a besieged area of Deir-Ez-Zour city. So far this year, UNICEF has distributed learning supplies to 578,000 children.

· In Jordan, as of November, 145,458 Syrian students accessed formal education in public schools in camps and host communities, and 151,659 children (including 105,224 Syrians) are now registered at 151 UNICEF Makani spaces, where they have access to life skills training, informal education, and structured psychosocial support.

· In Iraq, UNICEF, UNHCR and UNESCO agreed to provide teacher incentives with the Ministry of Education (MoE) at Erbil level for 911 teachers. 55 teachers in two new refugee schools in Dohuk and one refugee school in Arbat camp are now receiving incentives.

· In Lebanon, with the support of UNICEF, the Higher Council for Childhood (HCC) chaired by the Ministry of Social Affairs submitted the 4th and 5th combined State Party report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

· In Turkey, with our government partner, UNICEF has increased the number of Syrian volunteer teachers receiving monthly incentives to 7,629 – more than doubling the sector target for 2015 and improving the quality of education for Syrian children.