- Jordan: UNHCR Factsheet - September 2016
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and ERC Stephen O’Brien remarks to the press, Amman, Jordan, 2 Sep 2016
- WFP Jordan Situation Report #12, 31 Aug 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis 2016-2018
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey
- UNHCR: 2016 3RP Plan in Jordan
- Jordan Response Plan 2015 Financial Tracking
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
**WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016 – **A US$300 million World Bank Group project will support Jordan’s efforts to improve the investment climate, attract investors, reform the country’s labor market and grant access to the Syrian labor force to contribute to Jordan’s economic growth. The Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program, approved by the Bank Group’s Board of Directors today, will support trade facilitation and investment promotion especially in existing special economic zones and foster Jordanian and Syrian entrepreneurship activities.
UNICEF and partners have launched the “Back to School” campaign for the academic year 2016/2017 in Jordan in early August with similar initiatives ongoing across other Syria crisis countries to encourage increased and equitable access to quality education and learning for all children including young Syrian refugees.
WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016 – A US$300 million World Bank Group project will support Jordan’s efforts to improve the investment climate, attract investors, reform the country’s labor market and grant access to the Syrian labor force to contribute to Jordan’s economic growth. The Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program, approved by the Bank Group’s Board of Directors today, will support trade facilitation and investment promotion especially in existing special economic zones and foster Jordanian and Syrian entrepreneurship activities.
Office of the Spokesperson
September 27, 2016
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 under the Jordanian poverty line
US $ 51 million: Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees
Population of concern
A total of 724,256 individuals
Rich countries are violating international norms on refugee protection and asylum, both in spirit and in practice, causing an erosion of refugee protection worldwide that risks overturning the international refugee regime.
Restrictive refugee policies in contexts such as Australia and Europe are creating ‘ripple effects’, fostering negative developments in lower-income countries such as Indonesia, Kenya and Jordan.
Inter-agency cross-line humanitarian convoy to Big Orem attacked
Government declares end to week-long Cessation of Hostilities (CoH)
Improved humanitarian access into western Aleppo City
Two cross-border convoys reach 162,000 civilians in need
Evacuations from Al Wa’er postponed
Older Syrians three times more likely to display psychological stress
The World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) will help secure needed financing to support refugees and hosts in middle-income countries.
NEW YORK – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed an innovative financing instrument to address refugee crises in middle income countries worldwide that US President Barack Obama announced at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York.
In a workshop held on 17–18 June 2016, the LSE Middle East Centre brought together a diverse group of people (policymakers from host states, representatives from international organisations, academics and NGOs practitioners) to explore the effects of the Syrian refugee crisis on Arab host states such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq.
Syria: In August, IOM reached 64,504 beneficiaries in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Al-Hasakeh, and Al Quneitra governorates with 20,020 NFIs, out of which 62% were distributed in hard-to-reach areas (of which 51% were in crossline areas).
Lebanon: On 24 August, 460 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host community members in South Lebanon received non-food item kits from IOM. Since January, a total of 3,765 individuals have benefited from IOM’s NFI distributions.
London/Amman, Jordan, 21 September 2016 – Three months after Jordan sealed its borders with Syria, thousands of Syrians continue to be denied access to essential medical care in Jordan in two different but key areas, says international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the significant new support committed today by governments to improve protection and solutions for refugees at today’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, convened by US President Barack Obama in New York.
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