- WFP Jordan Situation Report #17, November - December 2016
- GIEWS Country Brief: Jordan 16-December-2016
- UNHCR Jordan Factsheet - December 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis 2016-2018
- UNRWA Syria Regional Crisis Emergency Appeal 2017
- 3RP Regional Strategic Overview 2017-2018
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017-2018: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced – report
According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.
GENEVA – Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found.
This Briefing Kit is intended to provide basic information on coordination structures and processes for newly arriving partners and their staff. In most cases, more detailed information is available by following the links provided. This Kit is limited in scope to inter-agency coordination within the refugee response. It does not cover the Government’s procedures and structures, beyond its leadership in the response.
27 February 2017 – Amman, Jordan: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Generation For Peace have today announced an expansion of their Social Cohesion in Host Communities Programme. The programme, funded by UNICEF and with additional support from Jordan Olympic Committee, Samsung, and Manaseer Group, works in partnership with the Ministry of Youth (MoY) and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) in youth centres and community centres in urban centres and towns (host communities) with large numbers of Syrian refugees.
Syria: In January, 85 individuals from NGOs, local authorities and implementing partners participated in three capacity building training sessions on mental health and psychosocial support, genderbased violence, child protection, and principles of administrative and financial work. Additionally,
IOM launched a shelter rehabilitation project in Idleb aiming to provide safe and adequate shelter solutions to about 300 IDP families.
Ensuring the most vulnerable people are included in the humanitarian response Handicap International's emergency response mission in the Middle East is redoubling its efforts to help thousands of people affected by the fighting in Syria and in Iraq.
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters
7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries
in Somalia and Sudan
H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region
The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan covering the period January to December 2017 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications
- 3RP Requirements: $4,688,476,639
- Funding received: $154,444,141
- % funded: 3%
1,599.0 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,329 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018
142.5 M contributions received, representing 9% of requirements
1,456.6 M funding gap for the Syria situation
All figures are displayed in USD
Thousands of Syrian refugees in Jordan have lost their rights to humanitarian aid and risk deportation
By Sally Hayden
AMMAN, Feb 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was in the dead of night when Nagham and her three young sons crept out of the Jordanian refugee camp and set off on a long walk that brought them to the capital Amman just as the sun came up.
The Danish Minister for Development, Ulla Tørnæs, visited DRC Community Centers during a two day trip to Jordan. She expressed great admiration for the work being done.
Syrians fleeing conflict and violence and insecurity are being internally and externally displaced. This map identifies IDP sites in Syria, official refugee camp locations in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as areas in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq where sizable concentrations of Syrians are living in urban areas. It also shows numbers of externally displaced Syrians reported in the neighboring countries, as well as in Egypt and North Africa with charts to illustrate numbers of Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and living in camps or outside camps.
This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the WorldView-2 satellite on 17 February 2017, UNOSAT located 6,460 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing. This is a 0.3 percent increase in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 03 December 2016.
"The kids love the concept that they're talking to a television"
By Adela Suliman
LONDON, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a university graduate, Korvi Rakshand wanted nothing more than to help break the cycle of poverty in his native Bangladesh by teaching children on the margins of society.
He rented a single room in a slum for his lessons and provided half a kilo of rice a day to parents as a way of encouraging them to send their children to class.
The war in Syria has raged on for six years, causing a staggering 11 million people to flee for their lives — the largest refugee crisis of our time.
More than six million are displaced inside the country, and nearly five million have fled to nearby countries in search of safety. But many, including the 1.7 million Syrians registered in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon, are living in precarious circumstances.
As a result of the lack of livlihoods 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.
Understanding main challenges, analysis of the group discussions
5-19 January-2017, Amman, Aqaba, Irbid
Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world
Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world
Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line
1 in 5
Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like shelter and food
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
Earlier today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held an inauguration ceremony in Husn for the newest branch of the Agency’s microfinance programme in Jordan. The branch was inaugurated by UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Sandra Mitchell, with the Governor of Irbid, officials from the Jordanian Department of Palestinian Affairs, staff from the Agency’s Department of Microfinance and community members in attendance.