- Jordan: UNHCR Factsheet - September 2016
- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and ERC Stephen O’Brien remarks to the press, Amman, Jordan, 2 Sep 2016
- WFP Jordan Situation Report #12, 31 Aug 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis 2016-2018
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey
- UNHCR: 2016 3RP Plan in Jordan
- Jordan Response Plan 2015 Financial Tracking
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2016 PDF XLS
By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC
For more than five years, Jordan has been home to at least 600,000 Syrian refugees spread across difference governorates, with the majority living with host communities in Amman. After five years of conflict, it has become more difficult for local and international organizations to maintain support for refugees and host communities.
Ammar Al Nasser and his family of five – including his children and elderly mother – rely primarily on the the support of the Jordanian National Red Crescent Society.
In Turkey, The Food Security Sector continues to provide support to Syrians both in camps and out of camps. The total number of individuals reached in camps this month is 151,395 while the number of individuals reached out of camps is 202,784. As of July, the Food Security Sector reached approximately 354,179 beneficiaries both in and out of camps in 2016.
USD 7,786,538 worth of regular cash and nonfood items (NFIs) were distributed to vulnerable beneficiaries in Jordan this month
Partners continued to provide critical health care services to vulnerable refugees
In Turkey, 3RP Partners provided medical devices to fully equip the hospital in Suruc refugee camp, which currently hosts some 28,000 Syrian refugees. Partners also provided transportation to 865 refugees in Adiyaman camp to enable them to access health services in Adiyaman’s city centre and Gaziantep. Furthermore, 35 patients with chronic illness were transported from the camps to the hospitals in Adana, Gaziantep and Malatya.
In Lebanon, sector partners carried out an assessment of the sanitation situation in four Informal Settlements in Zahle Caza, Bekaa, housing around 1,600 people. The assessment addresses concerns raised by the Ministry of Environment regarding environmental pollution from wastewater and solid waste from these sites. Topographical surveys are already underway in order to design improved sanitation systems for these sites.
These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2016, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.69 million refugees by end-2016.
The Directorate of General Security (GSO) in Lebanon replaced the pledge not to work by the pledge to abide by Lebanese laws as part of the residency renewal requirements. The USD 200 fee is, nevertheless, still necessary. UNHCR is also advocating for all GSO offices to accept the UNHCR registration certificates instead of proof of a Lebanese sponsor for the residency renewal, because of reports connecting the sponsorship to exploitation of refugees.
Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate
Why GAO Did This Study?
Between 02-04 August, for the first time history, WFP used two 70 metre cranes to move life-saving food assistance to Syrians stranded at the Jordan-Syria border (the berm). The food was complemented with selected UNICEF hygiene items and bread from IOM. Drones, operated by the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) were also used to monitor the distribution process and ensure that goods were delivered to the right people.
- 6.1 million IDPs inside Syria
- 5,916,903 Assisted in Syria and the Region
- 4.8 million Refugees in the Region
UNICEF and partners have launched the “Back to School” campaign for the academic year 2016/2017 in Jordan in early August with similar initiatives ongoing across other Syria crisis countries to encourage increased and equitable access to quality education and learning for all children including young Syrian refugees.
WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016 – A US$300 million World Bank Group project will support Jordan’s efforts to improve the investment climate, attract investors, reform the country’s labor market and grant access to the Syrian labor force to contribute to Jordan’s economic growth. The Economic Opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian Refugees Program, approved by the Bank Group’s Board of Directors today, will support trade facilitation and investment promotion especially in existing special economic zones and foster Jordanian and Syrian entrepreneurship activities.
Office of the Spokesperson
September 27, 2016
2: Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world
6: Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world
93: Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line
US $ 51 million: Provided so far this year in UNHCR cash assistance to Jordan’s most vulnerable refugees
Population of concern
A total of 724,256 individuals