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29 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank

**WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016 – **A US$300 million World Bank Group project will support Jordan’s efforts to improve the investment climate, attract investors, reform the country’s labor market and grant access to the Syrian labor force to contribute to Jordan’s economic growth. The Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program, approved by the Bank Group’s Board of Directors today, will support trade facilitation and investment promotion especially in existing special economic zones and foster Jordanian and Syrian entrepreneurship activities.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners have launched the “Back to School” campaign for the academic year 2016/2017 in Jordan in early August with similar initiatives ongoing across other Syria crisis countries to encourage increased and equitable access to quality education and learning for all children including young Syrian refugees.

28 Sep 2016 description
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WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016 – A US$300 million World Bank Group project will support Jordan’s efforts to improve the investment climate, attract investors, reform the country’s labor market and grant access to the Syrian labor force to contribute to Jordan’s economic growth. The Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program, approved by the Bank Group’s Board of Directors today, will support trade facilitation and investment promotion especially in existing special economic zones and foster Jordanian and Syrian entrepreneurship activities.

28 Sep 2016 description
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Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

September 27, 2016

26 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

2: Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6: Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93: Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

US $ 51 million: Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees

Population of concern

A total of 724,256 individuals

25 Sep 2016 description

Key messages

  • Rich countries are violating international norms on refugee protection and asylum, both in spirit and in practice, causing an erosion of refugee protection worldwide that risks overturning the international refugee regime.

  • Restrictive refugee policies in contexts such as Australia and Europe are creating ‘ripple effects’, fostering negative developments in lower-income countries such as Indonesia, Kenya and Jordan.

23 Sep 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Inter-agency cross-line humanitarian convoy to Big Orem attacked

  • Government declares end to week-long Cessation of Hostilities (CoH)

  • Improved humanitarian access into western Aleppo City

  • Two cross-border convoys reach 162,000 civilians in need

  • Evacuations from Al Wa’er postponed

  • Older Syrians three times more likely to display psychological stress

Situation Overview

22 Sep 2016 description

The World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) will help secure needed financing to support refugees and hosts in middle-income countries.

NEW YORK – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed an innovative financing instrument to address refugee crises in middle income countries worldwide that US President Barack Obama announced at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York.

22 Sep 2016 description

In a workshop held on 17–18 June 2016, the LSE Middle East Centre brought together a diverse group of people (policymakers from host states, representatives from international organisations, academics and NGOs practitioners) to explore the effects of the Syrian refugee crisis on Arab host states such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.

22 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Syria: In August, IOM reached 64,504 beneficiaries in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Al-Hasakeh, and Al Quneitra governorates with 20,020 NFIs, out of which 62% were distributed in hard-to-reach areas (of which 51% were in crossline areas).

  • Lebanon: On 24 August, 460 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host community members in South Lebanon received non-food item kits from IOM. Since January, a total of 3,765 individuals have benefited from IOM’s NFI distributions.

21 Sep 2016 description
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Letter of transmittal

Letter dated 1 July 2016 from the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East addressed to the President of the General Assembly

21 Sep 2016 description

London/Amman, Jordan, 21 September 2016 – Three months after Jordan sealed its borders with Syria, thousands of Syrians continue to be denied access to essential medical care in Jordan in two different but key areas, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

21 Sep 2016 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the significant new support committed today by governments to improve protection and solutions for refugees at today’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, convened by US President Barack Obama in New York.