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26 Jun 2016 description

Agricultural Stress Index (ASI)

The Agriculture Stress Index (ASI) helps show how ‘stressed’ crop areas are by combining vegetation condition and temperature variables. The compiled results are then analysed over time, by comparing current values to the long-term minimum and maximum, and spatially, by aggregating agriculture areas by administrative area. The ASI can also be analysed together with individual variables that make up the ASI, such as Rainfall and Vegetation condition. These are available as separate RFSAN products.

23 Jun 2016 description

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In the first quarter of 2016, 12 mortalities were reported from Azraq camp with a Crude Mortality Rate (CMR) of (0.2/1000 population/month; 2.8/1000 population/year) which is higher than the reported CMR in Azraq camp for 2015 and is lower than both the reported CMR in Syria prior to the conflict in 2010 (0.33/1000 population/month; 4/1000 population/year)1 as well as the reported CMR in Jordan in 2013 according to two sources; World Bank Indicators and Jordan Department of Statistics respectively; (0.33/1000 population/month; 4/1000 …

23 Jun 2016 description


In preparation for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), the WHS secretariat commissioned Ipsos to conduct community consultations with crisis-affected communities in multiple focus countries. The countries chosen for the consultations were Afghanistan, Guinea, South Sudan,
Syria, and Ukraine, representing a diverse range of geographic regions, humanitarian contexts, and actors.

22 Jun 2016 description

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi sends his deepest condolences to Jordan and the families of soldiers killed and injured during an attack yesterday on a border guard post in north-east Jordan.

Condemning the attack, Grandi said: “UNHCR mourns the loss of life from this outrage”. The attack took place close to a waiting area for Syrians hoping to gain entry into Jordan. At least six Jordanian soldiers were killed in the attack in the remote region.

22 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • UNICEF and other humanitarian actors in Syria have called on all parties to the conflict to lift sieges and allow unconditional and sustained UN access to deliver humanitarian assistance without removals or restrictions. In Syria, the first round multi-antigen routine vaccination campaign has reached 475,549 children under one from Damascus, and 410,396 children through cross border immunization.

22 Jun 2016 description

The “iron fist” security response pledged by Jordanian authorities in the wake of Tuesday’s car bombing of a military outpost along the border with Syria must not descend into closing the border and denying humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing armed conflict, Amnesty International said today.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the apparently well-coordinated attack, which killed six army border guards and injured several others.

22 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 22 June 2016

The EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis launched new projects worth more than €200 million to support refugees who are fleeing the war in Syria and their overstretched host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

22 Jun 2016 description
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The Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) mobilizes and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to urgent needs for Syrian refugees in Jordan, as well as vulnerable Jordanians affected by the Syrian crisis. The fund operates within the frame of the Jordan Response Plan and the UNSC resolutions 2165, 2191 and 2258.

To date the Fund has allocated US $5.73 Million to a total of 16 projects in host communities and camps, of which five projects support the needs of vulnerable Syrians in Southern Syria.

22 Jun 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • 65 million people are forcibly displaced worldwide:

  • 21.3 million refugees,

  • 40.8 million internally displaced - 1.8 million seeking asylum.

  • Largest sources of refugees: Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan , Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

22 Jun 2016 description

New York, 21 June 2016

The Secretary-General condemns today's terrorist attack against a Jordanian border guard post at the north-eastern border with Syria. He offers his condolences to the families of the victims and reiterates his solidarity with the Government and people of Jordan.

The Secretary-General is particularly concerned that the attack took place opposite an encampment where Syrian asylum seekers await entry into Jordan. He commends Jordan for its continued commitment and efforts to uphold humanitarian principles.

21 Jun 2016 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.

21 Jun 2016 description

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Mr. President,


I wish to thank the President of the General Assembly for calling this meeting and taking this comprehensive approach to a briefing from the political, human rights and humanitarian perspectives and providing the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs the opportunity to brief on the humanitarian situation in Syria. I thank Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura for his detailed briefing and ASG Ivan Simonovic for his coming briefing on the human rights aspects.

21 Jun 2016 description


  • WFP's ShareTheMeal application, with campaigns currently focused on Syrian school children, allows users worldwide to contribute funds to WFP with a tap of their smartphones.