DAMASCUS, 29 December 2016- The United Nations is alarmed that four million inhabitants in Damascus and surrounding areas have been cut off from the main water supply since 22 December. Two primary sources of drinking water- Wadi Barada and Ain-el-Fijah-which provide clean and safe water for 70 percent of the population in and around Damascus are not functioning, due to deliberate targeting resulting in the damaged infrastructure.
(Damascus, 11 December 2015)
The United Nations (UN) in Syria and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) evacuated over 300 combatants along with their families and the critically injured from Al Waer (Homs) and transferred them into Idleb governorate as stipulated in a local Agreement between the Government of Syria and the Local Committee of Al Waer. In an evacuation operation that was carried out on Wednesday, a United Nations team and its partners moved about 700 evacuees from Al Waer, including thirty wounded.
Prepared by the Humanitarian Country Team
SUMMARY Strategic objectives
Promote protection of and access to affected people in accordance with International law, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL).
Provide life-saving and life-sustaining humanitarian assistance to people in need, prioritizing the most vulnerable.
Strengthen resilience, livelihoods and early recovery through communities and institutions.
Prepared by OCHA for the HC/RC Syria and the D/RHC, on behalf of humanitarian partners operating in Syria
The two-months Joint Operational Plans for the Whole of Syria has led to:
Improved information sharing and operational coordination between all actors, paving the way for a more coherent response in 2015.
Reduction in overlap, identification of areas of complementarity between cross-border, cross-line and regular operations, leading to immediate efficiency gains and better coverage of affected people.
This report presents the results achieved in 2013 with humanitarian funds directed to the organizations and actions in the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP) and Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP). Funding for the actions and organizations in these two plans constituted the major part of humanitarian funding for the Syria crisis in 2013, and the destination for 67% of the funds so far arising from the first Kuwait Pledging Conference in January 2013.
(Damascus, 12 June 2013) The United Nations is concerned about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Rural Damascus where several locations are increasingly difficult to access. The UN estimates that there are over 1.2 million people in hard-to-reach areas in Rural Damascus in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
The humanitarian situation in Syria is still affected by two major disasters both manmade disaster (Refugees from Iraq) and natural disaster (The worst drought that hit Syria since four decades).
UNHCR continued its assistance operation for refugees from Iraq in cooperation with partner agencies in the sectors of food, education, health, psycho-social support and protection. Distribution of food and non-food items supplied by UNHCR and WFP for 175,000 refugeesended in November.
All agencies, in coordination with Government of Syria (GoS) partners, have carried out and continue to carry out assessments, which are essential to determine the real needs of people and ensure a comprehensive response. These include: