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Syria: Unprecedented humanitarian needs entail record budget
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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Syria: Unprecedented humanitarian needs entail record budget

Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced a budget extension today that will bring funding for its operations in Syria and neighbouring countries to a level unmatched by any More...

UN hopes its second Syrian refugee camp in Jordan gets it right (+video)
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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UN hopes its second Syrian refugee camp in Jordan gets it right (+video)

In a remote, windswept corner of Jordan’s eastern desert, a new city is springing up, one that aims to avoid the mistakes of its precursor 60 kilometers to the east. This week the United Nations and Jordan’s More...

After a career in aid work my heart breaks for Syria
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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After a career in aid work my heart breaks for Syria

As an aid worker, I have spent more than a decade responding to emergencies all over the world. I was deployed to Iraq in 2003, I responded to the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004, and in 2006, I was in the Lebanese capital More...

UNDP and Kuwait Expand Partnership for Response to Syria Crisis
By IntDevCommunities On Saturday, April 12th, 2014
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UNDP and Kuwait Expand Partnership for Response to Syria Crisis

Yahia Yousef al-Deques, a Jordanian youth, at a UNDP-supported training programme creating jobs in host communities across Jordan. Photo: Salah Malkawi/UNDP —The State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, March 20th, 2014
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An Estimated 200,000 Pregnant Women in Syria in Need of Urgent Care, Warns UNFPA

AMMAN, Jordan — As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is calling for urgent support to protect the lives of the country’s estimated 200,000 pregnant women, More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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UNESCO: Director-General denounces killing of two journalists in Syria: Abdul Qader and Ali Mostafa

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today deplored the death of two journalists in Syria, Abdul Qader and Ali Mostafa, and recalled the importance of access to information for conflict resolution. “I More...

By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Over 30 Celebrities ask the UN “What are you doing about Syria?”

Joint Press Releas: The Hoping Foundation and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Over 30 leading film makers, writers, artists, musicians and public figures have come together More...

Syria: Ban to speak to reporters after briefing General Assembly
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Syria: Ban to speak to reporters after briefing General Assembly

14 March 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to brief reporters this morning on Syria and other key issues. The briefing is due to take place after an informal meeting of the General More...

Raneem from Syria, frightened to go to school
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Raneem from Syria, frightened to go to school

Amman, Jordan, February 2014 – Each time I visit Za’atari refugee camp in northern Jordan, I’m struck by the many stories I hear from refugees about the events leading up to their arrival. And the more I More...

By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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How the ICRC helped Syrian refugees in Jordan during 2013

In 2013, the ICRC: provided more than 78,000 Syrian refugees crossing the border into eastern Jordan with blankets, mattresses, pillows, children’s clothing, emergency biscuits and hygiene items; provided almost More...


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