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Jordan + 1 other
RRP6 Jordan Partner - International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) Factsheet, July 2014


Responding to the needs of people on the move since 1951, ICMC serves and protects uprooted people; refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and migrants; regardless of faith, race, ethnicity or nationality. ICMC responds to the challenges of people on the move with expertise and action; focusing on protection and durable solutions.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Syrian Refugee Crisis: Medair identifies unofficial settlements as refugee numbers soar to 3 million


Relief organisation Medair uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to map informal refugee settlements so that humanitarian agencies can coordinate and deliver aid.

As the number of Syrian refugees reaches 3 million, Medair continues to locate unofficial refugee settlements so that people receive the vital help they need.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-Agency Regional Response for Syrian Refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey - 29 August 2014

Regional highlights:

  • The rising number of conflicts in the region is further increasing the complexity of the Syrian refugee response. Host governments and communities are responding to meet the needs of both nationals and refugees affected by insecurity. In Iraq, an estimated 1.2 million Iraqis are displaced within the country, which is also hosting some 220,000 Syrian refugees. Clashes in Arsal, Lebanon, have caused widespread damage, affecting both Lebanese residents and more than 40,000 Syrian refugees.

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Jordan + 3 others
Three million tragic stories. When will it end?

By Misty Buswell, Director of Advocacy, Media & Communications, Middle East and Eurasia Regional Office, Jordan

29 August 2014 marks another terrible milestone in the Syria crisis: the three millionth registered refugee.

The war is more than three years old. At least 191,000 have died and nearly 11 million are in need of humanitarian aid inside Syria.

Meanwhile, three million, including more than 1.5 million children, have now fled a country in chaos. And those are only the ones who are officially registered.

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3 million refugees and no end in sight


Life in Syria is so bad that around three million people have had to leave. According to the latest UN reports, the number of people leaving the country to seek refuge is likely to reach three million today (Friday 29 August).

Most of these people are living in neighbouring countries, including Lebanon and Jordan where Tearfund and other agencies are helping them.

The conflict in Syria began more than three years ago in March 2011. Since then nearly 200,000 people have died in the fighting, according to some estimates. More than 6 million people are homeless.

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Turkey + 2 others
Mercy Corps helps refugees and neighboring countries that host them stretch scarce resources

Mercy Corps

Middle East Staggers Under Weight of 3 Million Syrian Refugees

Portland, OR – According to the United Nations, there are now 3 million registered Syrian refugees spread across the Middle East, with the majority living in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. The global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps works closely with these refugees and the neighboring countries hosting them to stretch scarce resources and strengthen communities’ ability to peacefully resolve urgent issues.

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Syrian Refugee Stories: A Life in Limbo # 3

The 3rd episode of “A Life in Limbo” series of stories that follows the lives of two Syrian refugee families, one living in Zaatari camp and the other in a Jordanian host community, presents 14 year old Fatima, the eldest daughter of the Youssef family, living in Zaatari camp.

This week we return to the Youssef family in Zaatari camp to find out what life is like for Dima’s eldest child, 14-year-old Fatima.

Being 14 in a dusty desert refugee camp

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Lebanon + 2 others
Children 'may never recover' from Syrian conflict

World Vision

World Vision is urging world leaders not to forget the ongoing suffering of children caused by the Syrian conflict, as refugee numbers surpassed three million, according to the UN.

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Lebanon + 4 others
Three millions have fled the war in Syria - A terrible milestone

More than three million Syrians are now registered as refugees in Syria's neighbouring countries. “A terrible milestone”, says Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Egeland agrees with the UN stating that Syria is now "the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era."

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Jordan + 4 others
Oxfam calls on Western governments to offer haven as number of registered Syrian refugees reaches 3 million


UK has so far only taken in 50 Syrian refugees under its vulnerable persons relocation scheme

Western and other rich countries should step up their efforts to resettle Syrian refugees, Oxfam said today after the number registered with UNHCR reached 3 million.

Urgent action is necessary in order to respond to a growing regional crisis caused by increasing displacement, insufficient aid and over-burdened infrastructure in neighbouring countries, Oxfam added.

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One fifth of the world's displaced are Syrians

According to the UN, the number of registered Syrian refugees has now passed 3 million people, while 6.5 million are internally displaced in Syria. This means that close to one fifth of the world's 50 million displaced are from Syria. Although the world is witnessing a historic number of serious crises it remains important to keep focusing on the dire humanitarian situation in and around Syria.

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Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

UNHCR said most of the refugees remain in countries neighbouring Syria, with the highest concentrations in Lebanon (1.14 million), Jordan (608,000) and Turkey (815,000).

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Jordan + 1 other
Jordan: More Syrian refugees seeking shelter

28-08-2014 Operational Update

With no solution to the Syrian crisis in sight, people are still crossing into Jordan in search of a safe haven. Many are impoverished and struggle to meet their daily needs. The ICRC is providing them with food, water, basic health care and other aid.

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Assistant Secretary-General Kyung-wha Kang - Statement to the Security Council on Syria, New York, 28 August 2014

Access across borders resulted in broader coverage in hard-to-reach areas, but more needed to be done to ensure rapid, regular, safe, and unhindered access, a senior UN relief official told the Security Council today.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014) and 2165 (2014) - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2014/611) [EN/AR]

  1. This sixth report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014) and paragraph 10 of Security Council resolution 2165 (2014), in which the Council requested the Secretary - General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

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World + 6 others
Agencies join to review of strategies to combat polio in the Middle East

A multi-country, multi-agency strategic planning meeting focused on reviewing strategies to limit the transmission of wild poliovirus in the Middle East was held recently in Amman, Jordan.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 6 - 19 August 2014


  • WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin visits Damascus

  • Improved cross-line access spurs Syria deliveries

  • Food convoy attacked in Deir-ez-Zor

  • Insecurity precludes immediate UN return to Arsal

  • Beirut government okays WFP assistance for vulnerable Lebanese

  • Pilot e-card schemes imminent in Jordan camps

  • Social tensions persist in refugee areas of Turkey

  • Fear of Islamic State provokes refugees to flee Iraq camp

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Salesians Provide Emergency Relief, Shelter and Skills Training to Close to 800 Syrian Refugees Each Day

(MissionNewswire) Since the March 2011 outbreak of civil war in Syria, close to 9 million Syrians have fled their homes in search of safety, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More than 6 million of those affected are children who have been put at risk of violence, a lack of essential supplies and destroyed infrastructure that has closed schools and hospitals.

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Jordan + 1 other
U.A.E.-funded projects for Syrian refugees kick-started in Jordan

Earlier this week, as part of a generous US$ 5 million donation from the Government of the U.A.E., the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, announced that implementation of the donation had commenced.

The U.A.E. earmarked US$ 3 million for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and US$ 2 million for health. The health portion will run until the end of this year and the WASH portion until April 2015.