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20 Nov 2017 description

Entering the seventh year of the crisis, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Some 13.1 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.

16 Nov 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

At the end of Oct, 6/18 partners (1 UN, 5 INGO) and 8/31 HRP projects are funded.

West Bank/East Jerusalem

Demolition response

87 households have received a shelter response in 2017; 7 responses underway.
Demolition or confiscations of all structures have affected 6,407 people so far in 2017.

Consolidation and upgrading

288 households have benefitted from assistance to upgrade shelters to meet Minimum Standards in 2017

15 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

• In September, WFP supported 671,211 Syrian refugees and 16,375 Palestinian refugees from Syria with basic food assistance. Additionally, 52,403 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the National Poverty Targeting Programme.

• Building on the BCG cash pilot study conducted in 2016, the WFP Lebanon extended the pilot of unrestricted cash in September. As a result, 170,000 Syrian refugees are now able to redeem their USD 27/person assistance at any ATM or WFP contracted shop throughout Lebanon.

Cash-based Assistance

14 Nov 2017 description

Equipped with knowledge, skills and hope for a better future, 1246 Palestine refugee graduates are prepared to take their first step in the labour market. On 4 November, the UNRWA Gaza Training Centre (GTC) organized a graduation ceremony to celebrate the creativity and innovation of its students who completed various different technical and vocational training courses in over 39 specializations.

13 Nov 2017 description

The UK-based Al-Khair Foundation made a contribution worth US$40,000 to support psychosocial activities in Gaza provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). UNRWA supports the provision of psychosocial activities through school counsellors and opportunities to engage in recreational activities to help mitigate the devastating impact of three rounds of conflict in Gaza during the last ten years, as well as the ongoing blockade, now in its 11th year, both of which affect children deeply.

10 Nov 2017 description

Key figures

204,458
Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

301,988
returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,608
registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

114,112
persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M
requested in 2017

Highlights

09 Nov 2017 description

As of 31 October, United Nations-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$24.1 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million particularly vulnerable people of an estimated 145 million crisis-affected people in 39 countries. The appeals are funded at $11.8 billion, leaving a shortfall of $12.3 billion. This is $1.5 billion less than the gap reported at the end of September 2017.

05 Nov 2017 description

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl tells the General Assembly’s Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization Committee) that he is encouraged by ongoing efforts to improve the Agency’s financial stability, but urges collective action to address a shortfall of US$77 million in this year’s budget, which threatens to force the Agency to suspend vital programmes

Mr. Chairman,
Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates,

27 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SDF recapture Ar Raqqah city following a four-month offensive

  • Humanitarian organizations respond to influx of IDPs from Dayr az Zawr

  • GoT announces major military operation against militant group HTS in Idlib

  • WHO confirms 52 cases of vaccinederived poliovirus to date in 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

110,616 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

27 Oct 2017 description
  • Forced migration is a crisis centred in developing countries. At its root are the same ten conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.
  • Most drivers of violence – and resulting cycles of displacement and protracted crisis situations – are due to structural, developmental, economic and political factors. Real and substantial improvements can only come about by addressing root causes.
25 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In Syria, despite a number of ceasefire and de-escalation agreements that were reached since 4 May 2017, escalation of military activities was reported in several provinces during September including Idleb and eastern Ghouta, and increased airstrikes in Hama and Aleppo, which impeded humanitarian access to people in need. Hundreds of schools in Idleb and Aleppo were forced to close temporarily and health services at multiple hospitals were disrupted.

19 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

1 43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

109,915 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017 2

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP assisted 473,000 food insecure non-refugees in Gaza and the West Bank in September, through both cash-based transfers (CBT) - using an electronic card redeemable in local shops - and in-kind food assistance. Women and children accounted for 70 percent of those assisted.

  • WFP needs additional resources to assist 137,000 poor severely food-insecure people across Gaza, where the humanitarian situation shows no sign of improvement, and the West Bank.

Operational Updates