16 December 2017, Doha – Education Above All (EAA), through its programme Al Fakhoora announces the awarding of higher education scholarships to Syrian and Palestinians students. 489 scholarships are co-funded and implemented by SPARK in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, while the remaining 100 scholarships are implemented in the Gaza Strip by UNDP's Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People.
Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 16 countries. Partner agencies reported four incidents in three countries. No security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes were identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.
ISTANBUL, Turkey: Nergis is beaming, her smile is electric. Nergis ushers me into her office, through the busy waiting room of women queuing to see her and her colleagues. I met Nergis during the opening hours of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-Association for Solidarity with Asylum-Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) centre where she works as a social worker and provides sexual health advice to Syrian refugee women, but I’m here to talk to her about her work as a refugee volunteer trainer with UNHCR for the Ministry of Family and Social Policy (MoFSP).
UN AND PARTNERS LAUNCH PLAN TO SUPPORT OVER FIVE MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES AND COUNTRIES HOSTING THEM
December 12, 2017
AMMAN / GENEVA - United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a USD 4.4 billion plan designed to support over five million refugees from Syria and the vulnerable communities hosting them in neighbouring countries.
As part of the Mixed Migration Platform, Ground Truth Solutions conducted a series of surveys between March and August 2017 to look at the perceptions of people in a range of locations along the migration route from the Middle East to Europe. This brief presents their views on one aspect of the surveys: access to information and the extent to which they trust what they are told. The findings point to the need for humanitarian organisations, governmental agencies, and the media to improve the way they communicate with people whose need to know is great.
In November 2017, the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Humanitarian Affairs, Ursula Mueller, travelled to Gaziantep and to Kilis in Turkey near the border with Syria. She went to witness for herself the challenges involved in delivering aid to Syria from Turkey, as well as to meet with Turkish refugee hosts and displaced Syrian women and children as they recover and rebuild their lives.
The Commission announced additional humanitarian aid for two major projects through the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey, that both work by providing monthly transfers via debit card.
The Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) which is implemented by the World Food Programme will receive €650 million. A further €50 million will boost the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) project implemented by UNICEF.
Turkey is home to the largest refugee population in the world, hosting over 3.4 million. Most of them are Syrian – by September 2017 the number of Syrians had reached 3,181,537 – while the remaining 330,000 are from Afghanistan and Iraq and a smaller proportion from Iran and Somalia .