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29 Apr 2016 description

Location: Amman, Madaba and Balqa

Disaster/conflict date: March 2011 – ongoing

Project timescale: November 2014 – February 2015

Affected population: Over 3 million people displaced

Target population: 298 vulnerable Syrians and Jordanians

Modality: Swift prepaid Visa card

Cost per shelter: 450 Jordanian dinars

Project budget: US$282,778

29 Apr 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures

In April, there were an average of 119 daily arrivals to the Greek shores. This figure represents an 86% decrease as compared to the average arrivals in March of 870 people daily.

In Italy, the number of refugees and migrants who arrived in April was noted to be 8,490. As compared to the same month in 2015 (16,063), the total number of arrivals has dropped by more than half.

Critical Developments

29 Apr 2016 description


  • Fighting in Aleppo increases while relative calm continues to prevail in several parts of Syria

  • More than 40,000 displaced along Turkish/Syrian border

  • Conditions inside Yamouk Camp worsen

  • Further progress made in reaching hard-to-reach and besieged locations

  • Scoping mission to Darayya, undertaken; thousands of civilians in need

  • Evacuations for 515 people undertaken under Four Towns Agreement

Situation Overview

29 Apr 2016 description

Analysis with Pleiades Data Acquired 24 September 2015 and 05 December 2015, WorldView-2 Data Acquired 02 November, 01 CE20130604SYR October and 25 July 2014, Deimos-2 Data Acquired 03 February 2016 and 24 April 2016

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Women
  • Based in camp settings, initiated in January 2013, targets the most vulnerable women (and 20% men) living in Za’ataricamp – soon to expand to Azraq camp, through roughly 200 opportunities per day.

  • Opportunities focus on linking women’s labour to the camp economy –comprehensive maternal kits, school uniforms, healthy school meals.

  • Cash for work linked to comprehensive services to support ‘empowerment ’ –day care, remedial education, awareness, civic engagement and protection referral services.

28 Apr 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures

On 27 April, Sweden's Migration Agency forecast that Sweden expects between 40,000 and 100,000 people to claim asylum this year (which is a decrease from the original forecast of between 70,000 and 140,000).

Conditions of People

28 Apr 2016 description

This World Immunization Week, we are closer than ever to the target of a world free of polio, with just two remaining polio endemic countries- Afghanistan and Pakistan. Read more about what remains to be done to carry the world across the threshold here.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Save the Children


According to UNHCR 4,842,896 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. In 2014 more than 895,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,500 per day. In 2015 more than 877,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,400 per day. Children now make up 51.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,503,777 refugee children in the region.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

28 Apr 2016 description


  1. March 2016 was marked by the closing of the Balkan route to Europe on March 8 and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Agreement on March 20. These developments have resulted in slowing arrivals to Greece while refugees and other mixed migrants find new ways to enter Europe.

28 Apr 2016 description

This weekly update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI) and Protection.


27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

27 Apr 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

The civil war in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis where the differing needs of all men, women and children continues to rise.

The ‘Conditional Cash Project for Vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian Children in Irbid,’ which was funded by the Department for International Development, aimed to relieve economic pressure on families by offering cash assistance if their children attended school or informal education centres.

25 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The pace of population displacement has slowed in Syria since the Cessation of Hostilities, since the beginning of February approximately 106,000 people were newly displaced around Aleppo, Idleb and Hassakeh Governorates. Ongoing displacement towards Jordan is reported in Dara’a Governorate as a consequence of the fighting in South Syria with at least 8,500 people have been displaced.