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24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • In April, WFP Jordan submitted the transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (t-ICSP) to headquarters for review. The t-ICSP for 2018 will bridge the gap until the Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) is developed.

  • In support of the National School Feeding Programme, WFP supported over 338,600 schoolchildren aged between 5 to 12 years attending government schools in Jordanian communities. WFP is providing 80 g of fortified date bar per child for each day of attendance through the Directorates of Education.

24 May 2017 description

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.

24 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

According to UNHCR 5,052,283 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 98 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 47.5% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,399,834 refugee children in the region.

OUR RESPONSE

23 May 2017 description

SHARJAH, 22nd May, 2017 (WAM) -- In a first-of-its kind initiative by an Arab media organisation, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council and Sharjah Media Corporation, SMC, has announced the donation of AED3 million to The Big Heart Foundation Clinic, TBHF, at Al Zaatari Camp in Jordan, a facility that hosts approximately 80,000 Syrian Refugees.

23 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Syria: During the reporting period, 312,205 beneficiaries were assisted with WASH,
    Health, NFI, and Livelihood support by IOM teams in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo, AlHassakeh, Hama, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

22 May 2017 description

By Nibal Zgheib

The EBRD is providing a loan of up to US$ 2 million in local currency to the Microfund for Women (MFW) for on-lending to female entrepreneurs in Jordan.

Access to finance through banks remains extremely limited for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Jordan, a country that is also particularly exposed to the crisis caused by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, with refugees currently representing 20 per cent of Jordan’s population.

22 May 2017 description

WFP has decades of experience as a leading humanitarian retailer, working with importers, manufacturers, wholesalers, transporters, local shopkeepers and small-scale farmers to deliver food assistance to an average 80 million people every year. We are the recognized leader in humanitarian logistics, as well as the world’s largest organization providing cash-based transfers in emergencies.

22 May 2017 description

This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the inter- agency portal and at http://scs.raisunhcr.org/default.aspx

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

20 May 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, May 19 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait's Rahma International charity, an affiliate of the Social Reform Association (Eslah), on Friday distributed relief aid and supplies to over 400 Syrian refugee families in Jordan.

The aid, delivered through Relief Convoy 312, is part of the Kuwaiti charity's relief campaign since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis to provide humanitarian and relief aid to refugee families and internally displaced persons in Jordan and other neighboring countries.

18 May 2017 description
  • Entering its seventh year of conflict, Syria has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Internal displacements of population persist and the number of refugees has passed the 5-million mark as fighting continues in the country.

18 May 2017 description

FOREWORD

In the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, the situation remained highly unstable. Heavy military activities continued in some parts of the country, while other parts witnessed the reaching of reconciliation agreements. Living conditions remained dire, with around 80% of the population living under the poverty line.

Attacks on health care facilities in the country continued, with up to 37 confirmed reports of attacks that caused the deaths of 10 health workers.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.