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20 Jan 2017 description
report Oxfam

As winter unfolds, migrants and refugees across Europe and the Middle East are encountering freezing temperatures. Many are surviving in tents or makeshift shelters with little infrastructure to support them. In Greece, Serbia, Jordan and Iraq, we are distributing essential items to help people brave this harsh winter.


According to the Greek Government about 63,000 migrants, including refugees, remain in Greece with over 15,500 stuck on the islands, where designated sites are unable to accommodate more than 8,000.

20 Jan 2017 description

Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries

Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.

19 Jan 2017 description

Once seen as a problem to be disposed of, municipal liquid waste is now being eyed as an option for addressing water scarcity

19 January 2017, Berlin/Rome - With food demand and water scarcity on the uptick, it's time to stop treating wastewater like garbage and instead manage it as a resource that can be used to grow crops and help address water scarcity in agriculture.

19 Jan 2017 description

Amman, Jordan: The Regional Food Security Analysis Network (RFSAN) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) organized a five-day workshop, held from 15-19 January 2017. The training comes as part of a broad initiative to strengthen an inclusive food security information network in support of humanitarian and resilience programming in the sub-region, affected by Syria crisis.

19 Jan 2017 description
  • Total Active Registered Iraqis: 61,204
19 Jan 2017 description

Longtemps considérées comme problématiques, les eaux usées municipales font maintenant partie des alternatives visant à lutter contre les pénuries d’eau

19 janvier 2017, Berlin/Rome- Face à une demande alimentaire croissante et des pénuries d'eau de plus en plus fréquentes, il est temps d'arrêter de considérer les eaux usées comme des déchets pour plutôt les voir comme des ressources pouvant être utilisées pour cultiver ou encore pour lutter contre les pénuries d'eau dans le secteur agricole.

18 Jan 2017 description

Amman, 14 January 2017: The UNESCO Office in Amman, with the generous funding of the European Union, concluded a one-year vocational training programme for over 350 Jordanian and Syrian refugee youth. The graduates earned a BTEC Level 3 diplomas from Al Quds College in Amman, Jordan. The international accredited diploma programmes offered students the choice to study one of five specializations and also take additional courses in English language, life skills, computer literacy and study skills.

18 Jan 2017 description

“Changing the World of Refugee Girls Through Education”: this is the aim of a partnership between Procter & Gamble (P&G), UNESCO and Save the Children showcased during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, on 17 January.

Marking the launch of the commitment, P&G brought together a panel to raise awareness of the extreme vulnerability of refugee girls and to secure solutions to their future through education and skills development.

18 Jan 2017 description


  • More than 75 000 refugees, mostly women and children, are still stranded at the North - Eastern border in the so called “berm” (a transit corridor between Syria and Jordan) with no admission to Jordan.

17 Jan 2017 description

Women refugees who are single mothers or heads of households have difficulties supporting themselves and their families in Za’atari refugee camp. In partnership with UNICEF, French NGO ACTED developed employment opportunities for women to provide a valuable boost to their income. The program, however, has been challenged by community who view the work as shameful to the women.

17 Jan 2017 description

4 859 908 registered Syrian refugees (including 29 000 registered in North African countries).
Estimated 110 000 Palestine refugees from Syria in neighbouring countries, Egypt and Europe.

6.3 million
280 000 internally displaced Palestine refugees

16 Jan 2017 description

As a result of the lack of livelihoods opportunities in Zaatari camp, UNHCR and partners have focused their efforts on providing a significant number of services through Cash for Work (CfW); an initiative in which refugees are renumerated for supporting partner programming in the camp.

15 Jan 2017 description

Key messages

  • The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs are huge, population displacement persists and fighting continues in many parts of the country. In Aleppo and in other areas of the country the scale of destruction is massive; needs for basic services, protection, shelter and infrastructures are widespread in both urban and rural areas.

14 Jan 2017 description
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Syria- version 3
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Technical Annex - version 3

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2015) 8936 final and conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2016 general budget of the European Union.

AMOUNT: EUR 379 400 000

13 Jan 2017 description
report MAP International

Delivery marks $6 billion in wholesale-value medicine donated globally by Georgia-based nonprofit

BRUNSWICK, Ga., Jan. 12, 2017—MAP International is responding to the Syrian refugee crisis by delivering urgently needed medicines and emergency supplies to people who have fled to neighboring Jordan for safety. The U.N. Refugee Agency estimates more than 4 million people have fled Syria, and are desperately in need of medical assistance and care after escaping their war-torn home country.