- WFP Jordan Country Office: PRRO and EMOP* Situation Report #5, 1 - 31 October
- WFP Jordan | Brief Reporting period: 01 July – 30 September 2015
- UNHCR Operational Update, Sep 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Jordan Response Plan 2015 for the Syria Crisis
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.
During the month of September the Syrian conict entered a new phase, with Russian air strikes across the country allegedly targeting terrorists groups in Idleb, Hama, Homs, Aleppo, Raqqa and Deir-Ez-Zour. The airstrikes, and the increased intensity of related clashes, continue to have a negative impact on humanitarian access and delivery of humanitarian assistance.
In response to persisting severe water shortages in Aleppo, UNICEF continued to truck 10,000 m3 of water per day, reaching 700,000 people, while continuing to develop alternative water supply modalities.
In Syria, accessing children and their families in hard to reach locations remains a signicant challenge due to heavy restrictions, denial of access and the danger of operating in active conict zones. UNICEF deliveries have managed to reach approximately 8% of the 422,000 people living in besieged locations and 26 percent (1.1 million people) of 4.2 million people in need in hard to reach areas.
Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities. In Syria, where there are still 2 million children out of school or at risk of dropping out, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. BtL in Syria aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign.
Over the hot summer months UNICEF is continuing to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene response in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Syria UNICEF, with sector partners, is supporting water access in areas where control of water is increasingly being used in the war in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Dara governorates. UNICEF is providing water trucking, rehabilitation of wells and fuel to power systems.
Inside Syria over 12 million people are in need including 5.5 million children. Nearly 4 million people have ed to Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt, 2 million of whom are children. An entire generation of children is being shaped by violence, displacement and a persistent lack of opportunity.
In April UNICEF participated in inter-agency cross-line convoys in Syria which provided humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations delivering health, nutrition, WASH and education supplies to an estimated 125,575 beneciaries. UNICEF also provided cross-border supplies in Syria to hospitals in the form of essential drugs, water and sanitation supplies to treat water and allow families to store it safely at home, and to community groups that provide safe spaces for children.
Needs continue to grow across the region, despite border closures there are now almost 4 million Syrian refugees, including over 2 million children. UNICEF has urgent funding needs of US$ 112 million over the next quarter, of which US$ 57 million is for Syria.
With the conict in Syria now entering its fth year, the situation of more than 5.6 million children inside the country remains desperate. There are up to 2 million children who are living in areas of the country largely cut o from humanitarian assistance due to ghting or other factors. Some 2 million children in Syria are still out of school.
Caritas aims to increase its work in Syria, Iraq and across the Middle East in 2015 as the conflict in Syria enters into its fifth year with no solution in sight.
The Caritas confederation of Catholic aid agencies operating in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey reached 1.2 million people in 2014 with aid through national Caritas and Church partners.
UNICEF 2015 Plan Highlights
• The WASH programme will continue the transition from first-phase emergency services to more sustainable, and costeffective systems, and reinforcing WASH services in areas impacted by refugee influx.
• Health programmes will increase access to health care for refugee and impacted host population, including strengthening routine immunization and campaigns especially for polio which continues to threaten the region.