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By Bethan Staton
AMMAN, 6 January 2016 (IRIN) - The Sudanese asylum seekers and refugees had been protesting for more than a month when the police came to deport them late December. Hundreds were camped outside the Amman offices of the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, driven to desperate measures by poverty and hopelessness in Jordan, where life for many has been on hold for years.
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692,925 Persons of concern (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR
632,228 Syrians registered by UNHCR
60,697 Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Yemenis and others registered by UNHCR
79,100 Syrians in Zaatari Camp
28,076 Syrians in Azraq Camp
6,357 Syrians in Emirati-Jordanian Camp
THANK YOU, CANADA
Police Take 800 From Protest Camp to Airport
(Amman) – Jordanian authorities on December 16, 2015, detained and said they will deport about 800 Sudanese asylum seekers back to Sudan. The vast majority of Sudanese in Jordan come from the Darfur region and fled to Jordan to escape ongoing conflict there.
The sit-in by Sudanese refugees in front of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) headquarters in Amman, Jordan, to demand more protection, better housing, and treatment, has entered its third week.
Refugee Adam Mousa told Radio Dabanga this week that the Sudanese refugees in Jordan now “number more than 3,000”. After being evicted from their homes for not paying rent, their living conditions are dire, out in the open in cold and rainy weather. “Heavy rains and extreme cold have caused diseases to break out among the refugees.
More than 3,000 Sudanese refugees in Jordan complain of the dire conditions they are living in.
The Jordanian newspaper El Ghad reported on Monday that during the last two weeks, the more than 3,000 Sudanese refugees in Jordanian refugee camps are suffering from the cold and rain that floods their tents, as well as an outbreak of diseases, in particular among children.
The Sudanese refugees regularly protest in front of the UNHCR’s offices to demand more aid. One of them told France24 in October that “Very few Sudanese refugees are aided by the UNHCR.
HIGHLIGHTS: CAMP & URBAN
- 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
689,845 Persons of concern (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR
630,176 Syrians registered by UNHCR
59,669 Iraqis, Somalis, Sudanese, Yemenis and others registered by UNHCR
79,138 Syrians in Zaatari Camp
26,445 Syrians in Azraq Camp
6,329 Syrians in Emirati-Jordanian Camp
CASH ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME EXPANDED
Refugees’ vulnerability on the rise
The Vulnerability Assessment Framework (VAF) Baseline Survey for Jordan was launched on 19 May to facilitate the targeting of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugee households on the basis of their vulnerability. The survey, produced in a collaborative inter-agency effort, provides yet more evidence of the severe difficulties facing refugees in Jordan. Some key findings include:
86% of Syrian refugees in urban areas live below the Jordanian poverty line;
AZRAQ CAMP: FIRST ANNIVERSARY
The 30 April anniversary marks one year since the opening of Azraq refugee camp where today some 18,000 Syrian refugees seek protection from the ongoing violence in Syria.
The occasion was remembered by UNHCR, the Government of Jordan, and partner organizations with the inauguration of a multi-purpose sports field, and a temporary bazaar offering refugees the opportunity to sell their home-made products and handicrafts.
Aziza made her journey from Damascus to Jordan with her husband and two girls, carrying her third unborn baby in her belly. The 25-year-old said the family was forced to leave eventually as "nothing" was left for them to stay for: no water, no electricity, and no food for the children.
She is one of more than 17 000 Syrians now living in Azraq refugee camp, which was set up by the Jordanian government and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) exactly one year ago on 30 April 2014. The camp is located in Jordan’s north-eastern desert.
680,155 Refugees (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR
627,287 Syrian refugees registered by UNHCR
52,868 Refugees (Iraqi, Somali, Sudanese, Yemeni) registered by UNHCR
83,515 Syrian Refugees in Zaatari Camp
17,192 Syrian Refugees in Azraq Camp
5,348 Syrian Refugees in Emirati-Jordanian Camp
USD 289 million Requested for UNHCR Jordan’s refugee response to the Syria crisis
675,605 Refugees (all nationalities) registered by UNHCR
623,691 Syrian refugees registered by UNHCR
51,914 Refugees (Iraqi, Somali, Sudanese, Yemeni) registered by UNHCR
83,848 Syrian Refugees in Zaatari Camp
13,903 Syrian Refugees in Azraq Camp
5,111 Syrian Refugees in EmiratiJordanian Camp
SECOND WINTER STORM HITS JORDAN
Amman, 24 September 2014 - After an endless drive through lanes of auto-repair shops buzzing with workers, many of them children, a small brick house emerged, tucked away behind Amman's hills.
Leaning on the mismatched metal frames at the entrance, we took off our shoes and treaded on ragged carpets, shivering from the early February chills.
When the family arrived in December, Atega and her family found a snow-covered Amman with no other belongings than the same clothes they were wearing on the day of our visit.
Operational highlights and situation updates
Number of Syrian new arrivals has been steadily decreasing since April 2014
Number of Iraqi new arrivals slowly increased; approximately 100 people are being registered on a daily basis. From 17 – 21 August alone, there were over 550 newly registered Iraqis. Iraqis can still access Jordan through legal borders, and 66 per cent of these newly registered had arrived one month earlier. The new arrivals mainly hail from Baghdad, Ninewa, Anbar and Salahedine.
When the adhan sounds, a sigh of relief ripples across the room. The call to prayer marks the end of the day’s Ramadan fasting and the go-ahead for seven disabled children, six volunteers, one grandmother, and two supervisors, all from Syria, to dig into the mountain of McDonald’s in front of them.
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AMMAN, 5 February 2014 (IRIN) - Just like thousands of refugees arriving in Jordan, Jacob Khamees experienced violence, hunger and fear in his home country. "I still remember when they attacked us, killed the animals and burned the fields," he told IRIN.
Amman, 1 March 2013 – Abu Hassan has been the director of the informal education project for nearly five years. In its early years, the school in Ashrafiyeh catered only to Iraqi refugees. But as Jordan hosts more refugees, the JRS school has adapted to the changing situation.
Amman, 30 October 2012 – Situated in a quiet neighbour on top of a hill, it would be easy to confuse Ashrafiyeh as just another school in east Amman. But few of the students share a common language, or religious and cultural traditions. Most have been forced to flee conflict and survive on the margins of society. They need to be supported and kept engaged. This is the approach taken by teachers in the JRS school in Jordan.