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20 Sep 2018 description


  • 1.8 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far.

  • 641,3421 individuals reached across the region in the first half of 2018, with USD 95 million distributed.

  • 48 per cent of Syrian refugee families in Egypt need to borrow money or purchase on credit to meet their basic needs, including healthcare.

  • USD 44 million urgently required to continue cash assistance to 456,000 Syrian refugees through . � the end of 2018.

20 Sep 2018 description
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Co-chairs' statement on the financial tracking report
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Post-conference financial tracking report

At the second "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" conference hosted by the EU in Brussels on 24-25 April 2018, the international community and the governments of refugee hosting countries came together to reaffirm their commitment to support the millions of civilians affected by the conflict in Syria as well as the refugees and communities generously hosting them.

19 Sep 2018 description

RIYADH, 19th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, and King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, KSRelief, signed two agreements today worth over SR8.4 million (nearly US$2.24 million) to provide dialysis treatment for Syrian refugees suffering from chronic renal failure. The life-saving treatment is expected to support 128 Syrian refugees in and Lebanon and Jordan for one year.

19 Sep 2018 description

Disability Assessment among Syrian Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon



Concerning the lack of disability data in the Syria crisis context, Humanity & Inclusion (HI) and iMMAP conducted the study aimed at the following:

1.Provide statistically reliable prevalence of disability as well as disability disaggregated data indicators on access to services.

19 Sep 2018 description
report International Alert


Bringing together the views of more than 100,000 people, the Peace Perceptions Poll sought to answer questions around how people experience and respond to violent conflict, and and how they think their government should respond to conflict.

More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time in the past 30 years. People have been displaced from their homes at a rate not seen since the Second World War. The cost of conflict is currently estimated at US$1.04 trillion a year.

18 Sep 2018 description

Groupe URD is taking part in a project coordinated by Bioforce, in partnership with the NGO, North LEDA, which aims to improve the response to crises by organisations from Tripoli (Lebanon). This project is being used to test a new approach to promote aid localisation. It is being implemented over a period of three years beginning in July 2018.

18 Sep 2018 description

DUBAI, 17th September, 2018 (WAM) -- The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund has announced the launch of its first round of funding to support 6,500 refugee children and youth.

Established on World Refugee Day in June 2018, the fund aims to disburse grants totalling AED100 million over three years to support the education of children affected by wars and disasters residing in the UAE and refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.

18 Sep 2018 description



On 11 August, airstrikes displaced around 3,100 families from southern Idleb, and about 370 families from northern Hama. If fighting were to escalate in September, UN planning scenarios estimate that up to 900,000 people could be displaced.

17 Sep 2018 description

**More than 60% of Syrian refugee households include a person with disability, and 1/5 of refugees in Lebanon and Jordan have a disability, according to a new study by HI and iMMAP

17 Sep 2018 description

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, and Defence Minister Ron Mark have announced an extension of the New Zealand Defence Force military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa.

“The decision to deploy defence force personnel overseas is one of the hardest for any government to take, especially when these deployments are to challenging and dangerous environments,” Jacinda Ardern said.

14 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Jude Powell and Shekhar Anand

Jude Powell and Shekhar Anand share the lessons learnt from Oxfam in the Middle East and North Africa on building the resilience for displaced people in the region.

13 Sep 2018 description

On the International Day of the Disappeared and every day, the ICRC in Lebanon will stand in solidarity with the families of the missing in the country.

We call on the Lebanese parliament to pass the law on the missing.

What law?

The law that will establish a solid legal base for a humanitarian mechanism to give long-awaited answers to thousands. The law has passed Committee of Justice and Administration but still needs ratification. This law must pass in order for the families living in a state of interrupted grief to finally get closure.

13 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints


Central African Republic

01 August 2018: In Alindao town, Basse-Kotto prefecture, unspecified assailants killed an aid worker from a local NGO. His motorcycle was found heavily burned nearby. No further details available. Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and AWSD

13 Sep 2018 description
report BioMed Central

James A. ElliottEmail authorView ORCID ID profile, Debashish Das, Philippe Cavailler, Fabien Schneider, Maya Shah, Annette Ravaud, Maria Lightowler and Philippa Boulle

Conflict and Health201812:40


© The Author(s). 2018

Received: 23 February 2018 Accepted: 14 August 2018 Published: 12 September 2018


13 Sep 2018 description
report Oxfam


The protracted socio-economic crisis in Lebanon that has been exacerbated by the war in Syria continues to be detrimental to the well-being of both Syrian refugees and to the Lebanese communities hosting them. The influx of people from the conflict has affected lives through increased pressure for housing and jobs, as well as engendering social tension and mistrust between communities. Lebanon has seen a 15% increase in poverty rates1 since the crisis began, and 76% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon currently live below the poverty line.