Filippo Grandi witnesses ‘immense’ scale of urgent humanitarian and reconstruction needs.
In order to advance their operational cooperation, UNDP and UNHCR are going to formulate programs to meet internally displaced and local population needs
With the humanitarian effort in east Aleppo now well underway, the scale and impact of the destruction continue to become clearer.
As fighting continues over 31,000 Syrians are now displaced – with many fleeing and looking for refuge.
2,458 people have now been moved from Rajm Slebi border crossing point to Al Hol camp north-east Syria. The crossing point, which is not an environment where humanitarian agencies can adequately meet people’s protection and humanitarian assistance needs, is now empty.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR has delivered badly-needed emergency supplies and relief, as well as evacuated 115 Iraqis from the Rajm Slebi checkpoint near the Iraq-Syria border to Al Hol camp in Hassakeh. All are now confirmed to have arrived safely at Al Hol.
Al Hol camp in Al Hassakeh Governorate on the country’s eastern border with Iraq is now ready to receive up to 15,000 people.
The Shelter Sector in Syria organized a workshop to create a link between the local authorities and the humanitarian community for better Shelter response throughout Syria in 2017.
UNHCR Syria in cooperation with UNHCR Global Learning Centre designed a one-week Workshop on Emergency Management specifically for Syria called the Syria Emergency Training (SET), which is an emergency preparedness training for its national staff.
Amid the increasing challenges, the UN Refugee Agency in Syria was quick to mobilize its resources to respond to urgent needs for families in the besieged city of Moadamiyeh city in Rural Damascus and to residents of al-Waer and Talbisah in Homs.
Intensified fighting in Aleppo in recent days has cut off humanitarian access to most parts of the city.