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16 Nov 2018 description

JE: Thank you very much, we just completed a Humanitarian Task Force meeting. It was a meeting where we had some rare moments of feeling that we achieved, through humanitarian diplomacy, what we have so many times before failed to.

14 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care


South Africa

06 October 2018: In Mthatha town, King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, two unidentified gunmen hijacked an ambulance with a driver still in it parked outside the Libode Clinic. Hours later, the police found the driver tied up in a forest and the ambulance abandoned nearby. Source:
Sowetan Live


The Philippines

13 Nov 2018 description

90% of the active health partners reported [43/48].

46 of the sub districts reached in fifth governorates (Idleb, Aleppo, Hama, Lattakia and Al-Hasakeh.

Over 1.03 M outpatient consultations provided by the health partners, showing an increase of 13% as compared to previous month, 13% of the total provided by mobile services.

Over 1.06 M medical procedures provided. 8% of the total served in hard to reach areas.

Over 11,100 cases referred for specialized/secondary health care. 8% of the cases referred to Turkey.

13 Nov 2018 description


The Humanitarian Response Plan / Humanitarian Needs Overview (HRP/HNO) Workshop was held 19-20 September and over 100 participants took note of the preliminary humanitarian planning figures identified (population, IDPs, returnees) and to use these figures to help formulate 2019 sector People in Need (PiN) and severity and complement sectorspecific data. The projected figures are:

• 1.2 - 1.5 million IDP returns

• 250,000 refugee returns

• 960,000 – 1.2 million IDP movements

12 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children


According to UNHCR, 5,606,895 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day. Children now make up 45% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,523,103 refugee children in the region.

01 Nov 2018 description

Donations collected as a part of Stand With Rohingya aid campaign were used to build 1592 bamboo houses for Rohingya refugees.

Religious discrimination and systematic massacre of Muslims reached terrifying dimensions on August 25, 2017 and hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims had to escape to Bangladesh.

Turkey started an aid campaign named "Stand With Rohingya" on September 11, 2017 with the participation of Turkish Crescent, Turkish Diyanet Foundation and other non-governmental organization under the coordination of AFAD.

30 Oct 2018 description
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Introduction & Methodology

By the end of 2017 there were 3,424,2371 (mainly Syrian) refugees living in Turkey. Just seven percent of them (228,229 refugees2 ) were housed in 20 camps, and the rest were living in Turkish communities throughout the country.

30 Oct 2018 description
report BioMed Central

By Waleed M. Sweileh

Conflict and Health 2018 12:43 | https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0179-4

© The Author(s). 2018 | Received: 28 June 2018 Accepted: 15 October 2018 Published: 29 October 2018


The Syrian conflict has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time with approximately half of Syria’s pre-war population killed or forced to flee their homes. The current study aimed to analyze peer-reviewed literature published on Syrian refugees and displaced people.

28 Oct 2018 description


  • 1,540 Iraqi refugees returned from Al Hol and Akda camps in Syria, citing concerns about the situation in the camps as well as a desire to reunite with family in Iraq.

  • Incidents of military and police entering camps carrying guns, and at times conducting tent-to-tent searches continue to be reported in Ninewa Governorate.

26 Oct 2018 description

Detailed breakdown of UK humanitarian aid in response to the Syria crisis and how it is being spent in the region.

26 Oct 2018 description

41,980 Households assisted through UNCHR with core relief items and shelter material in 2018

218,880 Beneficiaries reached through UNHCR with core relief items and shelter material in 2018

199 Trucks with UNHCR humanitarian supplies sent across the border in 2018

117,119 Beneficiaries reached with protection activities by UNHCR and partners in 2018

Major developments

25 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

Turkey is home to the largest number of refugees in the world. According to the UNHCR, as of September 6th, 2018, Turkey has 3,5555,464 registered Syrians under temporary protection – more than 1.5 million of whom are children – in addition to more than 330,000 asylum-seekers and refugees from other nationalities. 182,577 Syrians live in the 21 official camps located in provinces along the Syrian border, while the remaining reside in host communities across the country.

25 Oct 2018 description

Situational Overview

The Syrian conflict, now in its eighth year, has caused continued and staggering suffering of civilians. In the context of armed conflict, besiegement, displacement, increasing poverty and reliance on harmful coping mechanisms, civilians face numerous and overlapping protection risks. Despite the challenging security environment and access constraints, humanitarian actors continue to respond to the humanitarian needs occurring on an overwhelming scale in Syria.

19 Oct 2018 description


  • GoT and GoRF agree to establish demilitarized zone surrounding Idlib
  • SARG and GoRF airstrikes in Hamah, Idlib, and Latakia displace 45,500 people in September
  • Approximately 90,000 people remain at IDP sites across northeastern Syria
  • An estimated 6.5 million people across Syria remain food insecure

Key Developments