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20 Sep 2018 description


  • 1.8 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far.

  • 641,3421 individuals reached across the region in the first half of 2018, with USD 95 million distributed.

  • 48 per cent of Syrian refugee families in Egypt need to borrow money or purchase on credit to meet their basic needs, including healthcare.

  • USD 44 million urgently required to continue cash assistance to 456,000 Syrian refugees through . � the end of 2018.

20 Sep 2018 description
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Co-chairs' statement on the financial tracking report
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Post-conference financial tracking report

At the second "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" conference hosted by the EU in Brussels on 24-25 April 2018, the international community and the governments of refugee hosting countries came together to reaffirm their commitment to support the millions of civilians affected by the conflict in Syria as well as the refugees and communities generously hosting them.

19 Sep 2018 description


■ Over 1,400 families arrived and 2,700 families departed camps across Iraq, including to locations other than their areas of origin.

■ Authorities gave 45 families less than one day’s notice to vacate Al Jamea’a camp in Baghdad and move to locations in their area of origin or to Jeddah camp in Ninewa.

■ Increased restrictions on freedom of movement for IDPs living in Amriyeat Al Falujah (AAF) and Kilo 18 camps in Anbar have limited their access to markets, livelihood opportunities and services, including medical assistance.

19 Sep 2018 description
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Community Centers provide referral services, training, livelihood support, nutrition and health, social activities, advocacy and protection, volunteer activities as well as harmonization, also new generations are contributed through Child Friendly Space and Youth Friendly Space.


18 Sep 2018 description



On 11 August, airstrikes displaced around 3,100 families from southern Idleb, and about 370 families from northern Hama. If fighting were to escalate in September, UN planning scenarios estimate that up to 900,000 people could be displaced.

12 Sep 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

11 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR urgently requires some USD 270 million to address the most acute and pressing needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Syria

UNHCR is calling for urgent funding of some USD 270 million to ensure that most vulnerable Syrian refugees and IDPs do not miss out on vital protection and assistance support for the remainder of 2018.

06 Sep 2018 description

Emergency risk communication (ERC) is a vital public health intervention. It can save lives during emergency situations and, as such, should be considered an investment in people’s health, safety and security.

Starting today, a new package is available to guide countries of the Region in establishing systems and plans for effective ERC tailored to their specific contexts. The package is the result of a pioneering project launched by WHO/Europe in March 2017.

The pilot phase

06 Sep 2018 description
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UN cross-border response

Humanitarian supplies covering various sectors are delivered by UNHCR, UNICEF, UNFPA, WFP, WHO, FAO and IOM. The beneficiary numbers represent people reached by relief items and supplies transported in trucks using border crossing from Turkey as authorised by the resolution 2393 (formerly 2165).

UN agencies, in addition to supplies, also implement programmes to ensure that people receive basic services such as education, health, nutrition, protection, water and sanitation etc. The first UN shipment from Turkey started on 24 July 2014.

05 Sep 2018 description



31 Aug 2018 description


Tansey CM, Pringle J, Davé A, Boulanger R, Hunt M. Earthquakes to Floods: A Scoping Review of Health-related Disaster Research in Low- and Middle-income Countries. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2018 Aug 30 . Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.57d98a902a326361d88d54521e68b016.


Catherine M. Tansey, John Pringle, Anushree Davé, Renaud Boulanger, Matthew Hunt


23 Aug 2018 description
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Response Summary
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Data sources and methods

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.71 billion2 since 2012. This includes DFID allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

21 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In July, UNICEF and the Ministry of National Education raised the monthly incentive rate for approximately 13,000 Syrian volunteer education personnel by nearly 25% to 1,603 Turkish Lira – matching the Turkish minimum wage and providing a much-needed financial boost for them and their families.

  • Over 313,000 refugee children received a Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) payment for attending school regularly in preceding months – a 15% per cent increase over the previous payment in May.

20 Aug 2018 description


  • As many as 184,000 people remain displaced in southwestern Syria following SARG,
    GoRF military offensive

  • Conflict in Syria kills 55 aid workers during the first half of 2018

  • 11.2 million Syrians require emergency food assistance

  • Nearly 7,000 people evacuated Idlib’s Foah and Kafraya towns


17 Aug 2018 description

Years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and eastern Ukraine have had a dramatic impact on health systems in these countries, as well as in places like Turkey – now home to millions of Syrian refugees. Health workers are often on the frontline of escalating hostilities, as they strive to continue delivering medical care amid horrific conditions.