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15 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children calls for greater protection for children and accountability for perpetrators ahead of Munich Security Conference

More children than ever before—at least 357 million globally—are now living in areas affected by conflict, a new report by Save the Children reveals.

15 Feb 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union will launch today in Geneva, a publication outlining the EU's actions in the field of demining and providing practical information for organisations wishing to apply for EU funding.

09 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoT launches Operation Olive Branch on January 20, resulting in at least 67 civilian deaths

  • Intensified military operations in Eastern Ghouta result in at more than 200 civilian deaths since February 5

  • State/PRM partners reach 950,000 people with critical winterization assistance

  • USAID Administrator Mark Green travels to Ar Raqqah to observe humanitarian conditions and meet with USAID

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jan 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

Context and key challenges

Seven years into the Syrian conflict, Lebanon remains at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time and has shown exceptional commitment and solidarity to people displaced by the war in Syria.

22 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Israel, Others in Region Should Follow Suit

Mary Wareham
Advocacy Director, Arms Division

Palestine has become the 164th state to ban antipersonnel landmines, another sign of the growing global stigma against these abhorrent weapons.

21 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 18 December 2017, the UNICEF 2017/18 winter response in Syria and Syrian refugee host countries reached over 630,000 children but remains 58% underfunded (out of US$72 million appeal) and 880,000 children remain in dire need for support.

21 Dec 2017 description

Vienna, Geneva - The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Sixteenth Meeting of the States Parties (16MSP) has concluded in Vienna, Austria, recording success in stockpile destruction with Belarus announcing it had destroyed over three million stockpiled landmines bringing to 159 the number of States that no longer have destruction obligations under the Convention. With Belarus' stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 51 million landmines.

21 Dec 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This publication brings together a series of factsheets that were published by OCHA over the course of the past five years, highlighting different issues of humanitarian concern in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The facts and figures have been reviewed and updated for this compilation, which comes on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the start of Israel’s military occupation.

19 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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SC/13127
SECURITY COUNCIL
8141ST MEETING (AM)

The Security Council today renewed the authorization for cross‑border and cross‑conflict‑line humanitarian access to Syria for a further 12 months, until 10 January 2019.

13 Dec 2017 description

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs has released the 16th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a report underscoring the accomplishments of the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.

13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

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.

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

27 Nov 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report is the forty-fifth 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) and paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

20 Nov 2017 description
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Full report: English

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.