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02 Aug 2015 description

The Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers funded medical centers in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan provided psychological services to about 1,400 Syrian patients per week.

The Psychological Support Unit of the Saudi Specialized Clinics treats 1,400 patients suffering from depression, after shock, phobia, and all other types of psychological problems. In addition, more than 2700 refugees benefitted from the Saudi Vaccine Program during the first half of 2015.

01 Aug 2015 description

Friday, July 31, 2015

USAID Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Agency for International Development announced today a $65 million contribution through the UN World Food Program (WFP) to allow the organization to continue to reach an estimated 4 million Syrians inside the country and approximately 1.6 million refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Egypt. This contribution will help keep WFP programs operating through November and avert an imminent shutdown.

01 Aug 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

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.

31 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • The ETC radio training mission in Turkey trained 88 humanitarian staff in Ankara and Gaziantep.

  • Approval is still pending from Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to import telecommunications equipment to support the humanitarian community in Syria.

  • The new ETC website went live on 02 July 2015.

31 Jul 2015 description

The Saudi National Campaign to Support Syrian Brothers funded medical centers in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan provided psychological services to about 1,400 Syrian patients per week.

The Psychological Support Unit of the Saudi Specialized Clinics treats 1,400 patients suffering from depression, after shock, phobia, and all other types of psychological problems. In addition, more than 2700 refugees benefitted from the Saudi Vaccine Program during the first half of 2015.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

· FAO’s global cereal price index continued to fall in Q2-2015, down 19 percent year-on-year.

· The real price of wheat dropped a further 9 percent over the last quarter. Prices are 33 percent lower than in Q2-2014, thanks to increased global supply and lower consumption.

· The real price of maize has fallen by 3 percent since Q1-2015 and is 21 percent lower than inQ2-2014. However, global production for 2015/16 is set to be lower and thus prices are likely to rise.

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I won’t make any friends?’

It was the fall of 2001, my daughter was four, my son was six. We had just moved to Syria and were driving to their first day of school and pre-school outside of Damascus, full of the same nervous anticipation that millions of other children and parents feel every year on the first day of class.

28 Jul 2015 description

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan, July 28 (UNHCR) – Three years after the opening of Za'atari refugee camp, months of late night studying by the light of a lantern have paid off for one Syrian student after she achieved the highest grade in her faculty at the local Jordanian university she attends.

28 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· In Syria, access to humanitarian assistance for children in hard-to-reach areas continues to remain a significant challenge. The UN estimates that up to 2 million children are still not being reached due to deteriorating security, shifting frontlines, capacity limitations and administrative hurdles.

28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

28 Jul 2015 description

GENEVA, July 28 (UNHCR) – As Jordan's Za'atari camp – the largest refugee camp in the Middle East – prepared to mark its third anniversary, the UN refugee agency revealed on Tuesday (July 28) an increase in the number of refugees seeking shelter in camps across the rest of the country.

28 Jul 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

The European Union (EU) is facing unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants arriving by boat.

In 2014, 220,000 people arrived, almost double the combined total of 121,000 from 2011 through 2013. During just the first six months of 2015, 137,000 arrived, compared with 75,000 during the first six months of 2014. As seas are calmer during the summer months, many more are expected before the end of 2015.

27 Jul 2015 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

It is a reality that armed conflicts continue to define today’s world, with the accompanying toll of death, destruction and suffering.

27 Jul 2015 description

Three years ago, on 27 July 2012, Zaatari refugee camp was formally opened in Jordan. It was set up to help accommodate the large numbers of refugees seeking protection from the conflict in neighbouring Syria, some 12 kilometres to the north. Today, the camp houses more than 81 000 refugees and is the second-largest refugee camp in the world. Since the opening of the camp, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has provided €6.25million to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to assist vulnerable population living in Zaatari camp.

27 Jul 2015 description
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Introduction

INEE Minimum Standards for Education

The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) developed the Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery (INEE MS) — the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery. The aims of the INEE Minimum Standards are to:

• enhance the quality of educational preparedness, response, and recovery;