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29 Jan 2015 description

With the humanitarian situation worsening every day, growing numbers of people inside Syria and refugees in neighbouring countries are in need of assistance. The European Union is increasing its assistance to the Syria crisis by €136 million in humanitarian funding, half of which will go to needs inside Syria via cross-border assistance from neighbouring countries, and the other half to Syrian refugees and host communities in neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

29 Jan 2015 description

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In Egypt, RRP partners continued the implementation of the socio‐economic assessment, with interviews being carried out in Greater Cairo and preparations underway for the start of interviews in Alexandria and Damietta. Training was also carried out on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Livelihoods for 16 caseworkers from partner agencies implementing the graduation project. At the end of the third quarter of 2014, almost 550 individuals had been employed and 370 supported to start a business.

29 Jan 2015 description

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In Egypt, 97,312 beneficiaries were reached with food assistance in November, with more than USD 2.7 million injected into the local economy through food vouchers during the month.

29 Jan 2015 description

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

Projects to enhance social cohesion take on a wide variety of forms across the region. In Egypt, the Outa Hamra (Red Tomatoes) Troupe, composed of Egyptian, Syrian, and European artists, gave a performance during October on personal stories and songs from different cultures to a large audience from the Syrian and Egyptian communities. The troupe’s performances are part of a Community Support Project (CSP) which aims to engage impacted Egyptian communities and refugees from different countries through theatre and other artistic events.

29 Jan 2015 description

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In Egypt, RRP6 partners have extended support to the Ministry of Health and Population Expanded Program on Immunization for its national anti‐Polio campaign during October. The campaign targeted more than 17 million children under five, including some 27,000 refugee children. The support was in the form of disseminating information about the campaign through SMS, Facebook and flyers. This is the second round of national anti‐Polio campaign in 2014.

29 Jan 2015 description

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

Distribution of food assistance across the region was carried out as planned, without the reductions in voucher values or beneficiaries expected as a result of funding shortages.

29 Jan 2015 description

29.01.2015 - Jordan – Switzerland of the Middle East or refugee camp of the region? GIZ expert Gudrun Kramer talks to rbb-Inforadio about the situation of Palestinian refugees in the country.

Around five million Palestinians are registered as refugees with the United Nations. The majority of them live in Jordan. Over the decades, the places where they once settled temporarily have developed in such a way that they now function like towns of their own.