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23 May 2017 description

SHARJAH, 22nd May, 2017 (WAM) -- In a first-of-its kind initiative by an Arab media organisation, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council and Sharjah Media Corporation, SMC, has announced the donation of AED3 million to The Big Heart Foundation Clinic, TBHF, at Al Zaatari Camp in Jordan, a facility that hosts approximately 80,000 Syrian Refugees.

23 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Syria: During the reporting period, 312,205 beneficiaries were assisted with WASH,
    Health, NFI, and Livelihood support by IOM teams in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo, AlHassakeh, Hama, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

22 May 2017 description

By Nibal Zgheib

The EBRD is providing a loan of up to US$ 2 million in local currency to the Microfund for Women (MFW) for on-lending to female entrepreneurs in Jordan.

Access to finance through banks remains extremely limited for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Jordan, a country that is also particularly exposed to the crisis caused by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, with refugees currently representing 20 per cent of Jordan’s population.

22 May 2017 description

WFP has decades of experience as a leading humanitarian retailer, working with importers, manufacturers, wholesalers, transporters, local shopkeepers and small-scale farmers to deliver food assistance to an average 80 million people every year. We are the recognized leader in humanitarian logistics, as well as the world’s largest organization providing cash-based transfers in emergencies.

22 May 2017 description

This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors. 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://scs.raisunhcr.org/default.aspx

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

20 May 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, May 19 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwait's Rahma International charity, an affiliate of the Social Reform Association (Eslah), on Friday distributed relief aid and supplies to over 400 Syrian refugee families in Jordan.

The aid, delivered through Relief Convoy 312, is part of the Kuwaiti charity's relief campaign since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis to provide humanitarian and relief aid to refugee families and internally displaced persons in Jordan and other neighboring countries.

18 May 2017 description
  • Entering its seventh year of conflict, Syria has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Internal displacements of population persist and the number of refugees has passed the 5-million mark as fighting continues in the country.

18 May 2017 description

FOREWORD

In the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, the situation remained highly unstable. Heavy military activities continued in some parts of the country, while other parts witnessed the reaching of reconciliation agreements. Living conditions remained dire, with around 80% of the population living under the poverty line.

Attacks on health care facilities in the country continued, with up to 37 confirmed reports of attacks that caused the deaths of 10 health workers.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

17 May 2017 description

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.