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12 Feb 2016 description

Five years into the Syrian refugee crisis, the dire water situation in Jordan has only been exacerbated further by an average increase of 25% in the population.

With approximately 85% of Syrian refugees living in host communities, a significant stress has been placed on the delivery of essential services like water supply, especially in the northern governorates of Mafraq and Irbid.

11 Feb 2016 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

11 Feb 2016 description


  • Syria: IOM reached over 24,000 most vulnerable men, women, and children with winterization support in Rural Damascus, Tartous, Damascus, and Hama with 18,855 thermal blankets and clothing kits. From its cross-border hub in Jordan, IOM began distribution and instalment of 1,000 shelter kits, as well as distribution of olive pit bricks for 1,000 households as part of the winterization response.

11 Feb 2016 description
  • Acción contra el Hambre, en colaboración con la Oficina de Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios de las Naciones Unidas (OCHA), está realizando transferencias monetarias a las familias más vulnerables mediante tarjetas electrónicas

  • La Fundación la Caixa colabora con Acción contra el Hambre en la integración de la prevención, la detección y el tratamiento de la desnutrición en los niños menores de cinco años en las estructuras sanitarias regionales y locales

Madrid, 10 de febrero de 2016

11 Feb 2016 description

L’organisation internationale Action contre la Faim (ACF), en partenariat avec OCHA (Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires), a lancé un programme d’aide financière d’urgence en Jordanie. Depuis décembre 2015, 2240 réfugiés syriens et 960 Jordaniens ont bénéficié de ce soutien.

11 Feb 2016 description
report Direct Relief

Direct Relief has signed a grant agreement to support The Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS) in its efforts to extend preventive health care services to Syrian refugees and vulnerable communities in Jordan.

10 Feb 2016 description
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The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) mobilizes and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to urgent needs for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as well as vulnerable Jordanians affected by the Syrian crisis. The fund operates within the frame of the Jordan Response Plan and the UNSC resolutions 2165, 2191 and 2258.

To date the Fund has allocated US $11.86 Million to a total of 38 projects in host communities and camps, of which seven projects support the needs of vulnerable Syrians in Southern Syria.

10 Feb 2016 description



  • 6 million children (under 18) are in need of humanitarian assistance

  • 2.8 million displaced Syrian children (under 18)

  • Over 2.1 million children (5-17 years) are out of school inside Syria

  • 2 million children are living in hard to reach areas; over 200,000 children are living in locations designated as besieged

  • The United Nations documented over 1,600 cases of grave child’s rights violations

10 Feb 2016 description

10 February 2016 – The World Health Organization welcomes the unprecedented support shown by countries participating in the "Supporting Syrians and the Region Conference" in London on 4 February, during which more than US$ 10 billion was pledged to provide humanitarian aid to people affected by the Syrian crisis over the coming 5 years.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

09 Feb 2016 description
report UN Population Fund


SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (from all channels)

308,911 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians
7,222 deliveries supported
63,983 gender-based violence related services provided toSyrians
50,817 Syrians benefited from reproductive health and gender based violence related messages


09 Feb 2016 description

Elizabeth DiCesare in Innovations in Humanitarian Aid

While refugee camps provide people with basic necessities such as shelter, food and clean water, many personal items are not provided, which can make hygiene difficult to maintain.

08 Feb 2016 description

In preparation for the London Conference for Syria and the Region on 4 February, the Malala Fund commissioned Development Initiatives to undertake analysis on the current levels of humanitarian financing directed towards education for the Syrian emergency.

This briefing paper, Humanitarian assistance to education for the Syria emergency, presents an analysis of humanitarian funding to the Syria emergency, with a focus on the education sector.