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03 Feb 2016 description

Background

Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.

08 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

Protection Cluster: Strengthening the emergency response capacity of the Protection Cluster was a critical priority in June - based on lessons learned from the Idleb response, the Aleppo response plan focuses on strengthening eld level coordination and capacity building of local partners. The Cluster-supported Mine Action reference group received a visit from UNMAS to look at potential support to the mine action partners operating from cross-border from Turkey.

12 Aug 2015 description
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Highlights

Protection Cluster: Strengthening the emergency response capacity of the Protection Cluster was a critical priority in June - based on lessons learned from the Idleb response, the Aleppo response plan focuses on strengthening eld level coordination and capacity building of local partners. The Cluster-supported Mine Action reference group received a visit from UNMAS to look at potential support to the mine action partners operating from cross-border from Turkey.

01 Apr 2015 description

Situation overview

An inter-cluster team comprising representatives of NGOs and UN agencies visited Kauch Payam in Guit County, Unity State from 16-18 February to conduct an initial rapid needs assessment of the humanitarian situation in the region. The team consisted of NGO and UN cluster partners from both Juba and Bentiu. The mission was organized based on reports of chronic food insecurity and other humanitarian concerns in the area.The following agencies were represented: ARUDA, IOM, VSF-CH, WFP, Concern Worldwide, IRC, OCHA, UNDSS and TDI/UNMAS.

21 Sep 2011 description

As NGOs who have worked in Somalia for decades, we are accustomed to the daily struggle to survive that is the reality for most Somalis. However, never before have we faced such acute suffering with so many lives at stake. Somalia is at a turning point. The next three months are critical; hundreds of thousands of lives hang in the balance. Efforts to increase assistance and prevent more deaths will not be enough unless accompanied by a dramatic change in approach. The humanitarian imperative of saving lives must override any political considerations at this crucial time.