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Syria Crisis Monthly humanitarian situation report - 18 March – 17 April 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

• During the reporting period, UNICEF participated in four inter-agency convoys in Syria, reaching 2,800 families in Douma, in Rural Damascus; 3,500 families in Sarmada and 4,000 families in Saraqib in Idleb; as well as 3,000 families in Termalleh and 1,000 in Al Ghanto, in Homs.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 11 - 18 April 2014

Regional highlights:

· UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-LAS Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi have urged Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in June 2014, and pledged to continue seeking and building on any opportunity to resolve the three-year civil war.

· Local authorities in south Lebanon and the Bekaa reported the arrival of some 500 individuals from Mazraat Beit Jin and Aasal Al-Ward during the reporting period.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 4 others
IKEA campaign raises €7.7 million to brighten the lives of refugees

LONDON, United Kingdom, April 23 (UNHCR) – IKEA customers and staff around the world have helped raise Є7.7 million to provide funding and energy for hundreds of thousands of refugees under a two-month campaign launched in February.

Under the "Brighter Lives for Refugees" campaign, the IKEA Foundation pledged to donate Є1 to the UN refugee agency for every LEDARE (light-emitting diode) bulb purchased in IKEA stores globally between February 3 and March 29.

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Mapping the Education Response to the Syrian Crisis

Summary

This report presents a snapshot of the education response to the Syrian crisis. The report provides an overview of the context, key issues, services offered and barriers to education service delivery in Syria proper as well as in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Northern Iraq/Kurdistan and Egypt. The data presented in this report are based on a survey of the INEE members and partners, and information shared by members of the INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards and the INEE Steering Group. This document is current as of December 2013.

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Jordan + 1 other
Opening of new Syrian refugee camp in Jordan is sad but significant

Report
World Vision

“It is heartbreaking that three years after this conflict started, the situation is still causing children and their families to have to cross borders to flee to safety,” said Conny Lenneberg, World Vision’s regional leader for the Middle East. “It’s desperately sad that we need to open another camp, but it’s significant that the UN and Jordanian Government are able to provide this service.”

The Jordanian Government and UNHCR have announced that the new refugee camp will open at the end of April. Azraq camp, located 100 km east of Amman, has the capacity to host 130,000 people.

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Australia provides $20 million for children affected by Syrian crisis

Today I am announcing that Australia will provide $20 million for children in Lebanon and Jordan who have fled across borders as refugees due to the Syrian crisis.

The funding will be provided to the United Nations’ ‘No Lost Generation’ initiative to help build better futures for these children by improving their education and addressing the violence and displacement they have faced.

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Jordan + 1 other
RCA distributes aid to 400 displaced Syrian families north of Jordan

WAM AMMAN, 19th April, 2014 (WAM) -- The UAE Red Crescent Authority's relief team in coordination with the concerned Jordanian authorities of the displaced Syrian affairs, has distributed a huge amount of dates and relief items among more than 400 displaced Syrian families in Mafraq City near the Syrian-Jordanian borders.

The distribution process, which included blankets and shoes, went on at ease by following the mechanism that gives priority to the underprivileged families.

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Jordan + 1 other
Kuwait offers USD 2mln grant for building new school in Jordan's Tafilah

TAFILAH, Jordan, April 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Hamad Al-Duaij laid here Saturday the foundation stone for a Kuwaiti-funded charitable school project at a total cost of USD 2 million in the southern governorate of Tafilah.

In statements to KUNA on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying ceremony, Ambassador Al-Duaij said that the grant for the school is offered upon instructions from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Kuwait News Agency:

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Country gender assessment : Economic participation, agency and access to justice in Jordan

Report
World Bank

Women in Jordan – Limited Economic Participation and Continued Inequality

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Women in Jordan are living longer, but far behind men in employment

  • The lives of Jordanian women are constrained by gender-related bias, restrictive social norms, and a discriminatory legal framework

  • A new report calls for action to address the social, economic and political gaps between men and women

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Jordan + 1 other
Miserable Syrians in Jordan say they'd rather go home

04/18/2014 03:36 GMT

by Mussa HATTAR

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, April 18, 2014 (AFP) - Syrian refugees in Jordan say they are so miserable that they would rather face "inevitable death" in their war-torn country than live in conditions that have sparked riots.

With Syria's war now in its fourth year, many of the 100,000 refugees in the sprawling desert Zaatari camp in northern Jordan feel the world has forgotten their struggle to survive.

Agence France-Presse:

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Jordan + 1 other
RI Marks the One Year Anniversary of its Educational Program in the Zaatari Refugee Camp

More than 600 Syrian children in the Zaatari refugee camp recently came together for a day of festivities to mark the first year anniversary of Relief International’s (RI) educational program inside the camp. They were joined by RI partners, friends, and parents. It was a day for the students to experience the simple joys of being a kid.

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WFP’s Cash-For-Training Opens New Doors To Jordan’s Youth

WFP launched a cash-for-training programme in Jordan that is breathing hope into the lives of young men like Nayef, 24, who has recently joined the vocational training centre in Irbid in northern Jordan. From a daily wager who could not guarantee his next job, Nayef is now looking forward to joining the skilled-workers’ world.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syrian Crisis (as of 14 April 2014)

IOM provides assistance to internally displaced persons, stranded migrants and third-country refugees inside Syria as well as Syrian refugees, Iraqi and Lebanese returnees and vulnerable host communities in the neighbouring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

International Organization for Migration:

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 2 - 15 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • With access easier, food for 112,500 people enters Syria’s hard-to-reach Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa governorates in the first two weeks of April. An inter-agency convoy brings WFP food assistance to IDP camps in Idleb for the third time since the beginning of March, raising hopes of more regular future deliveries.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - Education

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Enrolment rates in formal education among school‐aged children across the region remain extremely low, with some 44 per cent enrolled in school across the five refugee hosting countries. This figure ranges from 83 per cent in Egypt, 55 per cent in Jordan, 42 per cent in Turkey, 35 per cent in Lebanon, and 31 per cent in Iraq.

Critical investments in school infrastruc ture and capacity are therefore continuing. In Iraq, access has increased with the completion of five new schools, including one secondary school, in three camps in Dohuk Governorate.