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25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

24 Apr 2017 description

Background

Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from different neighbouring countries. As of 31st December 2016, 655,344 (514,274 and 141,070 in urban and camps respectively) Syrian refugees have been registered with UNHCR Jordan office since the onset of crisis in 2011. In addition, Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia.

24 Apr 2017 description

The decision to leave home, family, friends, livelihoods, language and culture is a major undertaking, and yet over 3.6 million people have sought asylum in European Union countries since the start of 2013**, 44% of whom come from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Data on arrivals to Europe show that those who make the journey are predominantly adult men, while women, young children, and elderly people are often left behind, resulting in many separated families.

23 Apr 2017 description

In 2016, SAMS provided more than 3 million medical services, and expanded its programs to reach more Syrians and vulnerable populations.

2016 was a difficult and challenging year for SAMS. Our health workers braved besiegement, aerial attacks, and starvation, to continue caring for their communities, while our volunteers provided specialized care to displaced populations outside Syria.

23 Apr 2017 description

577.9 M required for 2017

105.1 M contributions received, representing 18% of requirements

472.8 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Apr 2017 description

Volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Hong Kong have been working hard to prepare shoes and clothing for an April distribution for refugees in Jordan. One shoe company had originally offered to supply two hundred pairs of shoes for the distribution, but then went on to successfully petition other companies to donate shoes as well. In total over 2,900 pairs of shoes and over 1,700 articles of clothing were packed up and will soon be on their way to Jordan.

21 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Global Concessional Financing Facility announces funding for three new projects focused on strengthening health services and basic infrastructure

21 Apr 2017 description

GENEVA, 20th April, 2017 (WAM)-- The UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood Camp for Syrian Refugees has won The Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) International Prize for Pioneering Human Development Projects for the year 2016 in the field Empowerment and social integration of Refugees and internally displaced people.

This was announced by Nasser Al Qahtani, Executive Director of AGFUND at a press conference held in Geneva on Thursday.

20 Apr 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12800

SECURITY COUNCIL
7929TH MEETING* (AM)

Amid Calls to Resume Direct Talks, State of Palestine Cites Hunger Strike, as Israel Says Protesters Include ‘Terrorists and Murderers’

Cooperation and multilateral approaches would be needed to address interlinked conflicts, cross-border humanitarian crises and violent extremism, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council today, as it held its quarterly open debate on that region.

20 Apr 2017 description

This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors and up to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). 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://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

20 Apr 2017 description

Madam President,

Members of the Security Council,

Thank you for this opportunity to again address the Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. I took note of the Presidency’s interest this month in discussing a number of issues pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa region. I will therefore highlight some of them in my presentation and defer to my fellow UN envoys who regularly brief the Council for greater detail on many of these challenges.

Madam President,

20 Apr 2017 description

The International Education Funders Group (IEFG), “an affinity network of foundations and donor-advised funds supporting basic education in the Global South”, held their biannual meeting in Amman between 10 and 12 April 2017. The meeting, hosted by the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, was held under the theme ‘Education in an Uncertain World: Response, Resilience and Development’.

20 Apr 2017 description

This document presents the basic needs approach that UNHCR is pursuing and expanding across operations when providing multi-purpose cash grants to refugees in collaboration with partners.

What is a Basic Needs Approach?

UNHCR defines the basic needs approach as a way to enable refugees, based on their socio-economic vulnerabilities, to meet their basic needs through means to survive and access to services. Anchored in a rights-based approach and delivered in partnership, it is an integral part of protection and solutions.

20 Apr 2017 description
report Oxfam

Jordan and Lebanon collectively make up less than one percent of the world’s economy, but host around 20 percent of the world’s refugees. Donors have recognized the scale of the challenges that this presents and acknowledged that humanitarian assistance must be supplemented with multi-year development support.

19 Apr 2017 description

AMMAN — Interior Minister Ghaleb Zu'bi on Tuesday inaugurated the "Forum on Seeking Refuge and Syrian Refugees in Jordan" organised by his ministry and the UNHCR at the Dead Sea, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During the inauguration, attended by senior officials, Zu'bi said that Jordan looks forward to the end of the Syrian crisis, and to the day when Syrians can return to rebuild their country, free from the threats of war and violence.

19 Apr 2017 description

The world is witnessing higher levels of displacement than ever before. The statistics tell the story. Today, an unprecedented 65 million people—including 21 million refugees—are displaced from their homes. Since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011, 5 million people have fled to nearby Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan. And refugees now spend an average of 10 years away from their countries. Equally striking as the scale of the crisis are the consequences of an inadequate response.