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27 Aug 2016 description

Executive Summary

Today, more than half of the world’s displaced people live in urban areas1 and the average length of displacement is 25 years.2 The humanitarian sector must adapt to meet the challenges of an urbanising world and the increasing role of cities as places of refuge and economic opportunity, as well as sites of heightened risk of crisis, marginalisation and inequality.

27 Aug 2016 description

This brief takes stock of how Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have been affected by the violence in Syria. Its author argues that none of the countries are in danger of a near-term meltdown, although Turkey is beginning to suffer from greater amounts of instability. Lebanon and Jordan, in turn, have managed the flows of refugees and militants out of Syria far better than anticipated and are in many ways more stable today than they were in especially chaotic 2013.

26 Aug 2016 description

This week, the Danish Refugee Council held an open medical day in Amman, Jordan for Syrian and Jordanian families.

More than 450 people attended the open medical day this week at the Danish Refugee Council Tarabot Community Centre, held in collaboration with the Institute of Family Health of Nour alHussien Foundation (IFH).

26 Aug 2016 description
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2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

26 Aug 2016 description
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2016 budget (in USD): US$ 3.88 million

Implementation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

2016 deployments: 188 months of GenCap Adviser gender mainstreaming deployments and 12 months of Regional Gender Based Violence Adviser deployments, for a total of 200 deployment months for the project.

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 13 July, WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Amman. During her visit, the Executive Director travelled to the north-eastern border and met with HRH Prince El Hassan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and key donors to discuss WFP’s current and future objectives in Jordan.

  • On 31 July, WFP hosted a children’s film festival in Za’atri refugee camp, in cooperation with the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF), who donated USD 13,613 to school feeding in the camp.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

534,518 eligible Syrian refugees presently assisted

USD 581 million worth of vouchers distributed to date

1,982 pupils presently assisted by the school feeding programme inside camps

204 partner shops throughout the country

565,152 refugees targeted in July 2016

FOOD VOUCHER

Considering the generous USD donor contributions, voucher value returned to its initially planned full value.

WFP DISTRIBUTES a tall tower of BREAD every day, TALLER than the HIGHEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD.

25 Aug 2016 description

In line with UNHCR’s global Strategy for Public Health (2014 – 2018), with the support of the Gates Foundation, UNHCR started a special project to improve neonatal care focusing on low cost interventions in Jordan, Kenya and South Sudan.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

6.6 million IDPs inside Syria

5,857,115 Assisted in Syria and the Region

4.8 million Refugees in the Region

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 13 July, WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Amman to show her solidarity and condolence to the Jordanian Government following the terrorist attack at the berm/Jordan border on 21 June.

  • Security restrictions kept WFP’s food distribution on hold at the berm in July.

In Numbers

4.8 million Refugees in the region (Source: UNHCR)

1.62 million Refugees assisted in the region in July

Situation Update

24 Aug 2016 description

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Wednesday 8/24/2016 - 20:07 GMT

The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it has approved a $723 million three-year line of credit to Jordan aimed at boosting the kingdom at a time of war in the region.

"The executive board of the International Monetary Fund today approved a three-year extended arrangement under the extended fund facility for Jordan," the Fund said in a statement.

24 Aug 2016 description

Crisis overview

Refugees fleeing political turmoil and armed violence in Syria began to arrive in Jordan in 2011. As of 19 August 2016, there are 656,042 registered Syrian refugees, 78.5% of whom are living in urban areas. Most refugees have been in Jordan for years: the largest influx from Syria to Jordan was in 2012 and 2013, with 176,020 and 301,620 refugee arrivals, respectively (UNHCR 15/07/2016; UNHCR 15/08/2016)

23 Aug 2016 description

BACKGROUND

The following have been adapted from the attached updated list of overall programme priorities for the purposes of the Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) call for proposals of September 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description
map UNOSAT

Analysis with WorldView-3 Data Acquired 30 June 2016 & Pleiades Data Acquired 5 October 2015

This map illustrates the refugee settlement in Al Azraq, Jordan as seen by the WorldView-3 satellite on 30 June 2016. Analysis by UNITAR-UNOSAT of the satellite image indicates a total of 14,609 visible structures. This includes 4,389 infrastructure and support buildings as well as 10,220 shelters.
Preparations are continuing so as to accommodate additional incoming refugees.

22 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, Jordan: The Government of Jordan has reaffirmed its landmark commitment made at the Syrian Conference in London earlier this year, to educate every child in Jordan in the 2016-2017 school year.

22 Aug 2016 description

Lebanon and Jordan have the highest number of refugees per capita worldwide, according to UNHCR. More than one million people have fled from Syria to Lebanon; Jordan is hosting more than 660,000 refugees. Raymond Chevalier, SOS Children’s Villages’ Director of Emergency Response for the Middle East and North Africa region, recently visited Lebanon to assess the SOS emergency response programme for Syrian refugees, and Jordan, where a refugee response programme is being developed.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Thousands More Eligible to Enroll, but Challenges Remain

22 Aug 2016 description
map UNOSAT

Analysis with WordView-3 Data 30 June 2016 & Pleiades Data Acquired 12 October 2015

21 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, 21 August 2016– Accompanied by a grand piano, newly appointed UNICEF Regional Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, Zade Dirani, made his first field visit today to Za’atari refugee camp and nearby town of Mafraq to bring music and a message of hope to children and youth, including those who have fled war and violence in Syria.