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30 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam and three Syrian organizations are calling on next week's Brussels Conference on Syria to recommit support to Syrians forced to flee, as more than five million Syrians -- or a quarter of the country’s pre-war population -- have crossed the border and registered as refugees in neighboring countries since 2011.

30 Mar 2017 description

Recognizing that education is fundamental to helping each and every child achieve their full potential, UNRWA has worked for over 60 years to ensure that Palestine refugee children have access to quality education. Since its operations began, UNRWA has educated three generations of refugees, or more than four million refugee children. Currently, UNRWA provides free basic education to over 500,000 Palestine refugee children and youth in 702 schools, 8 vocational training centres and 2 educational science faculties across the Agency’s five fields of operations.

30 Mar 2017 description

BADIL releases the spring issue of al-Majdal No.59, titled “Palestinian Refugees: Multiple Displacements and the Issue of Protection.”

This issue discusses the multiple displacements of Palestinian refugees from the perspective of the international response or lack thereof. The articles examine the asylum procedures of a number of countries spanning Europe and the Americas.

29 Mar 2017 description

I. Context

Influx of Syrian refugees to urban hubs

29 Mar 2017 description

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Jordan on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

28 Mar 2017 description

On visit to Jordan, Secretary General António Guterres warns that failure to address Syria crisis risks playing into hands of extremist groups.

By: Charlie Dunmore

ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to increase its support for Syrian refugees and the countries hosting them, warning that failure to do so risked undermining global security.

28 Mar 2017 description

Secretary-General: [inaudible] …I have been to Zaatari about ten times. Remembering six years ago when I was seeing the first Syrian refugees coming over the border, how sad it is, how terrible it is, that today we still have Zaatari camp full with Syrian refugees, and that the tragedy of Syria is going on and on and on.

28 Mar 2017 description

In Numbers

  • 4.9 million Refugees in the Region (Source: UNHCR)

  • 2 million Assisted by WFP in February

Highlights

Overall food consumption in the region was found to be stable through 2016 4th quarter monitoring exercises, with 78 percent of households surveyed having ‘acceptable’ food consumption following WFP assistance.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 28, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 15 million US dollars through the World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF), to provide emergency health and medical care assistance for Syrian refugees and to their host communities’ Jordanian inhabitants.

28 Mar 2017 description
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This paper focuses on accountability and its inter-linkages with other issues such as decentralisation, community engagement and the impact of the Syrian crisis on the education system in Jordan. However, it also highlights the shortcomings of the legal framework and the lack of enforcement of education laws. Given the limitations of time, and geographical reach, this paper does not attempt to highlight all challenges facing the education system in Jordan, but rather seeks to compliment other efforts to elevate the status of education in the Kingdom.

27 Mar 2017 description

Introduction

This paper presents descriptive statistics from a limited sample survey of Jordanian and Syrian refugee households in the city of Mafraq in northern Jordan. The main objective is to enhance our understanding of the communication between public schools and the households of their students through information from parents. The paper answers such questions as: To what extent is there contact between the schools and the parents; how do they communicate; and who initiates the communication?

27 Mar 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

Attacks on Medical Units

Deliberate attacks against medical units, personnel, and patients in Syria reached an unprecedented level in 2016. Breaches of International Humanitarian Law have become commonplace, and impunity the norm.

The impunity for serious violation of IHL committed during the conflict in Syria has created a fertile ground for further violations and abuses on a wider and evermore devastating scale.

In 2016, WHO and partners recorded confirmed reports of 338 attacks on healthcare facilities.

26 Mar 2017 description

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development ARDD launches a paper entitled “Fostering a Culture of Accountability for Improving the Learning Environment in Jordan” as a part of the project “Education for the future”.

24 Mar 2017 description

Switzerland - This World TB Day (24/03), IOM reiterates the call for proactive national and international multi-sectoral cooperation, in order to reach tuberculosis targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO) End TB Strategy and by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

24 Mar 2017 description

Al-Hussein, 24 March 2017 - ‘Aisha’ is a special name in the Arab world and has a range of meanings from ‘she who lives’ to ‘philosophical one’. When Aisha was born eighteen years ago in Homs in Syria, she was a gift to her parents. As she grew up, she had dreams and hopes for a good education, a happy family, and a comfortable and prosperous life.