The present report is the forty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016) and paragraph 6 of resolution 2393 (2017), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
15 January 2018: Update: An Australian humanitarian doctor kidnapped on 15 January 2016 continues to be held hostage by an al-Qaeda-linked group. Source: aOuaga
Central African Republic
Six EU-funded structures demolished and eight placed at risk.
Nearly 60 per cent of the structures targeted this month (19 out of 32) were in East Jerusalem.
At least 45 schools in Area C and East Jerusalem have pending demolition or stop-work orders.
Demolitions and displacement: January 2018 overview
The objective of the Participatory Assessment is to provide information on specific thematic areas and guidance for planning and programming by gathering views, feedback and experiences shared directly by UNHCR’s population of concern; namely refugees and internally displaced Iraqis.
A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli forces in Al Mughayyir village during a stone-throwing incident on 30 January (Ramallah). The boy was shot in the neck with live ammunition, after he reportedly threw stones at two Israeli military vehicles passing through the village. According to eye witnesses and local community sources, there were no clashes in the village at the time of the incident.
Seven years of relentless violence and deteriorating economic conditions continue to undermine the resilience of Palestine refugees living in Syria. Of the 560,000 Palestine refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), 438,000 Palestine refugees are in Syria including 254,000 who remain displaced within Syrian borders; An estimated 56,600 (of the 438,000) are trapped in hard-to-reach and besieged areas where humanitarian access remains a key challenge.
World Bank Report: Forced Displacement to Cities Demands an Urban Development Approach to the Crisis
KUALA LUMPUR, February 10, 2018 – Forced displacement is increasingly an urban crisis that needs an integrated humanitarian and development approach in towns and cities hosting displaced populations to better serve all residents and ensure sustainable urban growth, says a new World Bank report released today at the World Urban Forum.
GoT launches Operation Olive Branch on January 20, resulting in at least 67 civilian deaths
Intensified military operations in Eastern Ghouta result in at more than 200 civilian deaths since February 5
State/PRM partners reach 950,000 people with critical winterization assistance
USAID Administrator Mark Green travels to Ar Raqqah to observe humanitarian conditions and meet with USAID
● UNRWA is facing an unprecedented financial crisis, risking the agency’s ability to deliver urgent humanitarian assistance in the oPt, including to almost one million people in the Gaza Strip.
● Electricity outages of up to 16 hours a day, continue to undermine the provision of basic services in the Gaza Strip, despite an increase in electricity supply from Israel.
Total requirements: $23.18 B
People in need: 137.0 M
People to receive aid: 94.0 M
Countries affected: 26
At the end of Dec 7/18 partners (2 UN, 5 INGO) and 9/31 HRP projects are funded.
West Bank/East Jerusalem
Demolished structures: 423 (Jan-Dec. 2017) of which 180 (43%) are residential, 106 inhabited displacing 664 individuals, including 368 children
Donor-funded structures: 104 of which 39 are residential
95 households have received a shelter response in 2017; 5 responses underway;
6 cases are pending further legal advice.
180,937 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
334,662 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 – 2017)
46,730 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya
4,439 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
1,080 monitoring visits to detention centres in 2017 (91 in 2018)
1,428 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention since 2017 (316 in 2018)
On 30 January, a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the village of Al Mughayyir (Ramallah), reportedly after the boy threw stones at an Israeli military vehicle that had entered the village. Eyewitnesses stated that there were no clashes at the time. The Israeli authorities announced the opening of an investigation.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has launched an appeal for its emergency programmes of over US$800 million; approximately US$400 million each for Syria and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), which consists of Gaza and the West Bank. The appeal also covers some 50,000 Palestine refugees from Syria who have fled to Lebanon and Jordan.
Children and families in the State of Palestine are exposed to conflict, violence and displacement, as well as the denial of access to livelihoods and basic services, including safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and health care. Across the State of Palestine, an estimated one in every two Palestinians—approximately 2.5 million people—will require humanitarian assistance in 2018.1 Child protection concerns are widespread and children face high levels of violence, are victims of grave violations of their rights, and suffer from poverty and lack of opportunities.