7,543 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
29 Sep 2016 description

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.

29 Sep 2016 description
file preview
English version

HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

29 Sep 2016 description

USD 7,786,538 worth of regular cash and nonfood items (NFIs) were distributed to vulnerable beneficiaries in Jordan this month

HIGHLIGHTS:

29 Sep 2016 description

Partners continued to provide critical health care services to vulnerable refugees

HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

29 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

29 Sep 2016 description

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.

29 Sep 2016 description
file preview
English version

HIGHLIGHTS:

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.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • 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.

29 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • 6.1 million IDPs inside Syria
  • 5,916,903 Assisted in Syria and the Region
  • 4.8 million Refugees in the Region
28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

28 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank
file preview
Arabic version

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.

28 Sep 2016 description
file preview
Funding Numbers by Country and Organization

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

September 27, 2016

26 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

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