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25 Nov 2015 description

AMMAN/IRBID — The Norwegian Refugee Council on Wednesday handed over new classrooms at alTaybeh Primary School for Girls to the representatives of the Ministry of Education, during a ceremony attended by the Norwegian Embassy, a government delegation and several international agencies.

The extension increases the capacity of the school by around 30%, allowing it to cater to an additional 360 students, both Jordanians and Syrian refugees, in addition to creating a new toilet block.

25 Nov 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 24th November 2015 (WAM) --- The Emirates Red Crescent has won two ISO 9001:2008 and two ISO 14001:2004 certificates from UK-based Worldwide Quality Assurance recognising the quality of the agency's services at the Emirati Jordanian Field Hospital in Jordan's Mafraq Governorate and the Emirati Jordanian Refugee Camp (Mrajeeb Al Fhood camp) east of Zarqa, Jordan. The hospital and the camp are both managed by the UAE agency.

25 Nov 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.

24 Nov 2015 description
report BioMed Central

Abstract Background: There are currently more people displaced by conflict than at any time since World War II. The profile of displaced populations has evolved with displacement increasingly occurring in urban and middle-income settings.

24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description

For Syrian refugees living in Jordan life is a daily struggle. Humanitarian assistance makes their lives a little easier, but life is a constant mix of fear, anxiety and hope for a better future.

Three years ago, Um Nawwaf's family was living in Ghouta, Syria, which at that time was rocked by shelling. Fearful for her children, she fled to Jordan, while her husband stayed in Syria. She now lives alone with her five children in a small apartment in Mafraq governorate.

24 Nov 2015 description

Western Balkans - Refugee crisis
• Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia have applied restrictions to the number of nationalities eligible to enter their territory.
• Figures confirm a sharp decrease in the number of transit (from 7000-8000 to 4000-5000 average daily).

Afghanistan - Earthquake
• 22 November - Earthquake magnitude 5.9 M occurred in Badakhshan province.

23 Nov 2015 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, Nov 23 (KUNA) ­­ Kuwaiti Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al­Duaij handed over a collection of donations of USD 1.1 million to two charitable organizations supporting the Syrian refugees. The donations came from the Social Reform Society with USD 543,000, Al­Najat Charitable Society USD 563,000 and Revival of Islamic Heritage Society USD 73,000.

23 Nov 2015 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

23 Nov 2015 description


  • 37 per cent Percentage of all registered refugees receiving winter assistance
  • $ US 18.5 million Amount dispensed in camp and urban winter assistance
  • 38,844 Number of urban refugee families receiving winter cash assistance
  • 48 per cent Percentage of Syrian refugee families without heaters in Zaatari camp

UNHCR’s winter response

23 Nov 2015 description
  • While fighting in Syria continues to escalate, there is an increasing number of Syrians seeking safe haven in Jordan. It is estimated that 7 000 refugees remain stranded at the border between Jordan and Syria. The number of persons has witnessed a dramatic increase of 32% in the last weeks, mainly since the active engagement of Russia in the conflict.
  • The majority of people come from Raqqa and Aleppo and most of them are children and women in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Several cases of miscarriage have been reported in the last weeks.