Qatar Charity (QC) announced that it has completed approximately 75% of the work of the model village project for displaced Syrians in the north of Syria on the Turkish border. The project will provide shelter for 400 families and is expected to be fully completed within three months.
January 18, 2019
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The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants applauds Ethiopia’s new refugee law allowing refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, legally register life events such as births and marriages and open up access to national financial services, such as banking.
Syrian refugees in camps in Lebanon are being supported to endure the harsh Winter weather
Syrian refugees living in informal camps in Lebanon are experiencing an incredibly hard Winter. After already fleeing the devastating war in Syria, these refugees are now enduring storms, flooding and snow. Yet local organisations are providing some hope, getting vital support to those in need.
Information bulletin from the Russian Federation Ministry of Defence regarding the status of implementation of the memorandum on the creation of de-escalation areas (9 January 2019)
Observance of the ceasefire regime
Monitoring groups have continued to monitor observance of the ceasefire regime as part of implementing the memorandum on the creation of de -escalation areas in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 4 May 2017.
SAMS Launches New Report: “Disrupted Health Care In Syria: The State of Reproductive Health”
ACLED Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson, Researcher Nick Grinstead, Senior Syria Researcher Kars de Bruijne, and Syria Research Manager Muaz A. map last month’s developments across the Syrian conflict in the December 2018 edition of the State of Syria infographic.
The Norwegian Refugee Council has so far assisted 8,700 Syrian refugees after storm “Norma” and “Miriam” caused damage to informal settlement and substandard shelters in Lebanon.
The UAE Embassy in Lebanon has launched the second phase of the UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians "Winter 2019 - Lebanon", to provide food supplies, blankets, heaters, clothing, and tents for a number of areas that have been severely affected by harsh weather conditions, especially the northern regions.
Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, announced this today at a press conference, where he said that the campaign provides urgent assistance to displaced Syrians in Lebanon worth AED18.4 million (US$5 million).
Over 25,000 migrants were expelled by Algeria to Niger in the course of 2018.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Ethiopia’s historic new refugee law which will now allow refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, legally register life events such as births and marriages and open up access to national financial services, such as banking.
Ethiopia’s parliament adopted revisions in its existing refugee law on Thursday (17 January 2019), making it one of the most progressive refugee policies in Africa.
À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.
AMMAN, 17th January, 2019 (WAM) -- A delegation of Emirati women volunteer doctors paid a visit to the UAE-funded Mrajeeb al-Fhood Syrian Refugee Camp in Zarqa Governorate, Jordan, from 13th to 17th January.
During the visit, the team provided health and therapeutic services to the patients in the field hospital in Mafraq and the medical centre in the camp.
The delegation thanked the officials of the camp and praised the UAE's pioneering role in the humanitarian and voluntary work field.
Geneva – The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Director General António Vitorino welcomed the contribution made this week by the State of Kuwait during a meeting with Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait, at the Organization's headquarters in Geneva.
As refugees and Lebanese households continue to be exposed to adverse weather conditions, partners respond to the needs of those who have been affected and are reinforcing preparedness and mitigation efforts.
For nearly eight years, conflict has raged across the whole of Syria, forcing millions of families to flee at a moment’s notice – either across borders as refugees or to more remote areas inside Syria far from their homes. Relief International has focused significant attention on supporting the growing needs of internally displaced families in Syria’s Idlib province. Home to nearly three million people, mostly civilians, one-third of the city’s population has been forced to move to Idlib from elsewhere in Syria.
A. Situation Analysis
Description of the Disaster
In the Arsal region in northeastern Lebanon, the camps where Syrian refugees were sheltered were completely covered by snow. Calls for help are rising from the area where the deaths by exposure can occur.
Arsal, the highest region of Lebanon with 2 thousand altitude, is the place where Syrian refugees densely live. People are having a hard time because of heavy snow and cold. The IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) launched an immediate aid efforts for the refugee camp with a population of 35,000.
Food, blanket and diesel are urgently needed