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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.

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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.

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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.

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

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Distribution of assistance to help refugees and others through the winter continued during February, with some 85,000 people in Jordan and 53,000 in Iraq having recieved winterized non‐food items since the start of the year. In Turkey, more than 69,000 items of clothing and 7,200 blankets were distributed as part of the winterization measures during February. Assistance for the winter months is also provided through cash assistance which has reached almost 140,000 people in Jordan and 344,000 people in Lebanon this year.

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Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - WASH

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS:

Assisting the 60 per cent of refugees in region who live outside camps with water and sanitation is a priority. In Jordan, the WASH sector is in the process of developing minimum standards for interventions in host communities to be used as a guidance document for partners. In Lebanon, a project is underway to map informal tented settlements to allow gaps in WASH capacity to be identified and so more efficient and targeted responses to be applied. Information systems and inter‐sectoral assessments are also being scaled up.

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Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February - Food Security

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Syrian refugees continued to arrive in large numbers to neighbouring countries during the month. In Lebanon, food sector members responded efficiently to the influx in Arsal in early February using contingency stocks, while in Jordan a peak of 800 refugees a day were arriving in late February and so the daily distribution of bread at Za'atari camp was increased by half a tonne.

In Turkey, the e‐Food Card Programme was expanded to an additional camp, increasing the number of benefciaries by 20,000 to 140,000 people per month.

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Syria Regional Response Plan ‐ RRP6 (all agencies) Funding status as at 14 April 2014

The requirements presented in this funding update refer to the 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan covering the period January to December 2014.

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World + 5 others
Bigger, badder - the challenge of urban disasters

Report
IRIN

Dense populations in cities mean a disaster would incur more fatalities and more damage to the infrastructure per square kilometer. Reaching affected people is also more difficult as access is blocked.

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