In the past two weeks, as the Government of Syria regained most of the South-West and local agreements were reached, hundreds of displaced families returned to their areas of orgin in Dara’a and Qunaitra Governorates.
The number of displaced people has reduced significantly, from an estimated 184,000 on 1 August to up to 57,000 people as of 16 August.
The cash amount transferred to benefciaries has started to decrease. While the Emergency Appeal planned for US$32 per person per month, UNRWA was only able to distribute 4 months of assistance during the first semester of 2018. While the first round of 2018 provided US$ 64 per person covering two months, the amount distributed during the second round dropped to US$ 46 per person covering two months. UNRWA is only planning for one additional round until the end of the year, as opposed to four rounds as in previous years.
This report compares current humanitarian crises based on their level of humanitarian access. Affected populations in more than 40 countries are not getting proper humanitarian assistance due to access constraints. Out of 44 countries included in the report, nearly half of them are currently facing critical humanitarian access constraints, with four countries (Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) being considered as inaccessible. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in eight countries, and 15 face low humanitarian access constraints.
• Since the start of the demonstrations associated with the “Great March of Return” on 30th March, 135 people have been killed, including 17 children in Gaza. More than 15,501 people were injured, 8,221 (53%) of them hospitalized. According to MoH, 2,947 children were injured, comprising 19% of total injures as of 30 June, 2018.
Situation in Numbers
# of children affected
# of people affected
Outside Syria Over 2.5 million
# of registered Syria refugee children
Over 5.6 million
# of registered Syrian refugees
(UNHCR, 17 July 2018)
UNICEF Appeal 2018 US$ 1.287 Billion
US$ 720.9 Million
The present report is the fifty-third 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), paragraph 6 of resolution 2393 (2017) and paragraph 12 of resolution 2401 (2018), in which the Council requested the SecretaryGeneral to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations
New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.
SARG, GoRF military offensive displaces up to 325,000 people in southern Syria, impedes humanitarian access
An estimated 1.5 million people remain in HTR areas of Syria, including 8,100 people in besieged locations
UN, SARC deliver humanitarian aid for 108,000 people in Ar Rastan for first time since SARG recapture in May
New York, 27 June 2018
Mr. President, distinguished Council members,
Today I will provide you an update on behalf of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Mark Lowcock.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As wars dragged on in many parts of the world, huge numbers of people struggled to meet even their most basic needs in 2017. In the absence of political solutions, these people seem destined to endure even more violence in the coming year. If humanitarian organizations cannot rise to the challenge and provide greater relief and protection, even more people could suffer.
Geneva - As of 1 June 2018, Palestine is legally bound by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, "to never, under any circumstances, use, produce or transfer anti-personnel mines."
• SARG and GoRF reach local agreements with AOGs to evacuate AOG-controlled areas in Homs, Idlib, and Rif Damascus
• SARG completes military offensive in Eastern Ghouta following the displacement of 158,000 people since March 9
• Relief agencies continue to assist an estimated 44,000 Eastern Ghouta IDPs sheltering in Rif Damascus collective centers
• During the first quarter of 2018, the deteriorating socio-economic situation in the Gaza Strip, characterized by shortages in the electricity and fuel supply, uncertainty in the funding of key services and renewed clashes has deepened the severe humanitarian situation for Palestinian children and their families.
• Ongoing demonstrations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have so far resulted in the death of 33 Palestinians, including three children (source: UN).
TOP LINE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Humanitarian needs remain staggering in terms of scale, severity and complexity:
Against the continued backdrop of high levels of violence and systemic violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL), no amount of humanitarian assistance and protection services can offset the lack of a political solution.