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07 Dec 2016 description

A clinic for war-wounded Syrians in northern Jordan is being forced to close just six months after Jordan shut its borders with Syria, says international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

06 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission

Bruxelles, le 6 décembre 2016

Le fonds fiduciaire régional de l'Union européenne en réponse à la crise syrienne a adopté un nouvel ensemble de mesures destinées à venir en aide aux réfugiés qui fuient la guerre en Syrie et à leurs communautés d'accueil mises à rude épreuve, pour un montant de 139 millions d'euros.

06 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 6 December 2016

The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis adopted a new €139 million assistance package to help refugees fleeing the war in Syria and their overstretched host communities.

A special stabilisation package for Iraq is also included. The board meeting of the Trust Fund brought together the European Commission, EU Member States, representatives of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, as well as international financial institutions.

06 Dec 2016 description

This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the WorldView-2 satellite on 03 December 2016, UNOSAT located 6,441 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing. This is a 9 percent decrease in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 22 October 2016.

06 Dec 2016 description


655,314 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, accounting for 7 per cent of the national population

60,647 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, over a third of whom are children.

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

06 Dec 2016 description


2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5 Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like food and shelter

Population of concern
A total of 726,585 individuals

06 Dec 2016 description


The whole population of Syria and Iraq is feeling the toll of the armed conflicts in their countries. This report complements the existing information base by improving understanding of the protection needs of religious and ethnic minority groups from Syria and Iraq, including those remaining in these countries and those who have fled to neighbouring countries.

05 Dec 2016 description


In 2016, the number of forcibly displaced people reached a historic level. More than 65 million people are internally displaced, refugees or asylum seekers and more people are displaced within countries and across borders every day due to conflict violence persecution and natural disasters. Nearly half of these people are children. More than half are internally displaced – an invisible majority.

05 Dec 2016 description

By Lin Taylor

AMMAN, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As soon as the bombs exploded outside his house in the Iraqi town of Falluja, Rachid Jassam rushed onto the street to rescue the injured.

As the teenager ran out, another plane swooped overhead and dropped more bombs, the shrapnel tearing his right leg so severely local doctors wanted to amputate it.

His father refused the amputation to spare his son from a life of disability, and opted for basic surgery instead.

05 Dec 2016 description
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Amman, 5 December 2016 - With the conflict in Syria well into its sixth year and with little progress on the political front, United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.69 billion in new funding to continue vital work over the next two years.

The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together more than 240 partners in a coordinated, region-wide response to assist 9.1 million people in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - 4.7 million Syrian refugees and over 4.4 million members of the communities hosting them.

04 Dec 2016 description


  • Conflict has escalated significantly across Aleppo City, displacing and injuring scores of civilians

  • No functioning hospitals in eastern Aleppo and medical supplies depleted

  • Humanitarian and commercial food supplies exhausted in eastern Aleppo

  • Indiscriminate shelling continues in western Aleppo

  • Children in Idleb Governorate not sent to school, for fear of safety

  • Humanitarian operations resume at the JordanSyria border

04 Dec 2016 description
report Save the Children


According to UNHCR 4,810,216 have now fled Syria. More than 2.5 million of them fled in 2014 alone. During the course of 2014, an average of more than 4,738 people fled every day. In 2015, more than 1.1 million Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 7,130 per day. Children now make up 47.6% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,289,662 refugee children in the region.

03 Dec 2016 description
report Global Communities

The Azraq camp for Syrian refugees will be the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by clean energy. Established in April 2014, the Azraq camp is home to more than 50,000 Syrian refugees and had been relying on diesel generators for electrical power. The camp is jointly run by UNHCR and the Government of Jordan and located in a remote stretch of desert some 50 miles from the Jordan–Syria border.

03 Dec 2016 description

584.0 M required for 2016
249.6 M contributions received, representing 43% of requirements
334.5 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

02 Dec 2016 description
report Oxfam

"People are arriving here exhausted, hungry and thirsty and often in need of urgent medical attention.” Riccardo Sansone" Oxfam’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Serbia*

A global displacement crisis

More than 65 million people around the world are now officially displaced from their homes – the highest figure recorded by the United Nations since the Second World War.