This document was prepared by a technical task force of the Shelter Working Group (SWG) in Jordan for the Syrian refugee response and is intended to guide HLP rights interventions in host communities. The objective of the document is to provide Shelter sector partners with basic information on, primarily, housing rights, as the most relevant part of Housing, Land and Property (HLP) rights.
This paper examines how diaspora and local organisations have responded to the crisis in Syria, how they evolved and the challenges that they face - and how international aid organisations and disapora and local groups can better work together in a new aid model.
The report reveals weak national mental health services overburdened by the demands placed on them by the Syria crisis. Health facilities which previously provided integrated mental health services in Syria have themselves become casualties of war, with most either destroyed, damaged or not functioning. The shortage of trained mental health care providers is viewed as critical, both in Syria and in the neighboring countries where refugees now reside. Strengthening and expanding these services is crucial for Syria’s longer term recovery because the need for treatment will last for years after the war ends.
18 March 2015, Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAR’s Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) has produced a report illustrating the immense human suffering endured by the Syrian people over the last four years as observed through satellite imagery. The report illustrates the hardship faced by the civilian population, including
• Impact on local economies through shut-down of markets;
• Destruction of power supplies;
• Destruction of schools and hospitals;
• Indiscriminate attacks on civilian population;
• Internally displaced and refugee populations;
• Cultural heritage and
• Humanitarian access.
A dedicated media-package with sample satellite imagery is available for downloaded: http://unosat.org/shared/UNOSAT_Syria_FourYears_MediaSamples.zip
Strengthening HIV prevention among most-at-risk populations (MARPs) in the Syrian Arab Republic: