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27 Feb 2017 description


  • Syria: In January, 85 individuals from NGOs, local authorities and implementing partners participated in three capacity building training sessions on mental health and psychosocial support, genderbased violence, child protection, and principles of administrative and financial work. Additionally,
    IOM launched a shelter rehabilitation project in Idleb aiming to provide safe and adequate shelter solutions to about 300 IDP families.

24 Feb 2017 description


Ensuring the most vulnerable people are included in the humanitarian response Handicap International's emergency response mission in the Middle East is redoubling its efforts to help thousands of people affected by the fighting in Syria and in Iraq.

24 Feb 2017 description


76 million
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally

30 million
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters

7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries

Protracted emergencies
in Somalia and Sudan

H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region

23 Feb 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan covering the period January to December 2017 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications

Funding level

  • 3RP Requirements: $4,688,476,639
  • Funding received: $154,444,141
  • % funded: 3%
23 Feb 2017 description

1,599.0 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,329 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018
142.5 M contributions received, representing 9% of requirements
1,456.6 M funding gap for the Syria situation

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Feb 2017 description

by Sally Hayden | @sallyhayd | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan have lost their rights to humanitarian aid and risk deportation

By Sally Hayden

AMMAN, Feb 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was in the dead of night when Nagham and her three young sons crept out of the Jordanian refugee camp and set off on a long walk that brought them to the capital Amman just as the sun came up.

22 Feb 2017 description

The Danish Minister for Development, Ulla Tørnæs, visited DRC Community Centers during a two day trip to Jordan. She expressed great admiration for the work being done.

22 Feb 2017 description

Syrians fleeing conflict and violence and insecurity are being internally and externally displaced. This map identifies IDP sites in Syria, official refugee camp locations in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as areas in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq where sizable concentrations of Syrians are living in urban areas. It also shows numbers of externally displaced Syrians reported in the neighboring countries, as well as in Egypt and North Africa with charts to illustrate numbers of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and living in camps or outside camps.

22 Feb 2017 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 17 February 2017, UNOSAT located 6,460 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing. This is a 0.3 percent increase in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 03 December 2016.

21 Feb 2017 description

"The kids love the concept that they're talking to a television"

By Adela Suliman

LONDON, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a university graduate, Korvi Rakshand wanted nothing more than to help break the cycle of poverty in his native Bangladesh by teaching children on the margins of society.

He rented a single room in a slum for his lessons and provided half a kilo of rice a day to parents as a way of encouraging them to send their children to class.

21 Feb 2017 description

Executive Summary

The war in Syria has raged on for six years, causing a staggering 11 million people to flee for their lives — the largest refugee crisis of our time.

More than six million are displaced inside the country, and nearly five million have fled to nearby countries in search of safety. But many, including the 1.7 million Syrians registered in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon, are living in precarious circumstances.

21 Feb 2017 description

As a result of the lack of livlihoods opportunities in Zaatari camp, UNHCR and partners have focused their efforts on providing a significant number of services through Cash for Work (CfW); an initiative in which refugees are renumerated for supporting partner programming in the camp.

21 Feb 2017 description

Understanding main challenges, analysis of the group discussions
5-19 January-2017, Amman, Aqaba, Irbid

21 Feb 2017 description


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

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

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 shelter and food


21 Feb 2017 description

Earlier today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held an inauguration ceremony in Husn for the newest branch of the Agency’s microfinance programme in Jordan. The branch was inaugurated by UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Sandra Mitchell, with the Governor of Irbid, officials from the Jordanian Department of Palestinian Affairs, staff from the Agency’s Department of Microfinance and community members in attendance.