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21 Feb 2017 description

Understanding main challenges, analysis of the group discussions
5-19 January-2017, Amman, Aqaba, Irbid

21 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

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Jordan is the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93
Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps under the Jordanian poverty line

1 in 5
Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like shelter and food

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

21 Feb 2017 description

Syria Crisis: Digital support for schools at the heart of the conflict

For over 6 years, Syrian children have been going through the worst humanitarian crisis in the modern world, to such an extent that its consequences go far beyond the country's frontiers. As the civil unrest continues to shake Syria, more and more children have no choice but to abandon their schooling. Whilst many have sought refuge outside of the country, over 30% (representing some 1.75 million children) remain out-of-school within Syria.

21 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

Hopes are low for the Syrian peace talks set to begin on Thursday in Geneva, but that may not matter much. As the war in Syria moves towards a strategic endgame, the faltering peace process has begun to drift away from its past focus on a political transition, a shift that will ultimately have major ramifications for the country’s future.

21 Feb 2017 description
report PAX, The Syria Institute

21-02-2017 Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria is carrying out a national strategy to change the demographics of the country. This strategy includes besieging, starving, killing and transferring people in a number of cities and neighbourhoods associated with resistance to his government.

21 Feb 2017 description

KEY MESSAGES:

  • Food security deteriorated in Deir-ez-Zor and Madaya following an escalation of the conflict and restricted market accessibility.

  • Poor food consumption increased among IDPs in January.

  • Households in Aleppo city and in hard-to-reach parts of rural Damascus and southern areas are relying more heavily on food assistance.

SITUATION UPDATE

21 Feb 2017 description

2016 Key Figures

1: Turkey is the top refugee-hosting country in the world

28,901: Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement (since 1 January 2016)

15,140: Refugees counselled on the work permit regulation by UNHCR and partners (Since March 2016)

24,703: Non-Syrian refugees and asylum seekers with specific needs identified by UNHCR and referred for assistance (since 1 January 2016)

32,047: Refugees and asylum-seekers received counselling from UNHCR Ankara (since 1 January 2016)

20 Feb 2017 description

Ending Unlawful Attacks; Access to Aid; Detainee Rights; Justice; Security Sector Reform

(Geneva) – Participants in the February 23, 2017, UN-sponsored Syria peace talks in Geneva should prioritize five key human rights issues during negotiations, 40 human rights and other organizations said today. The priorities are to end unlawful attacks, ensure aid access and safe passage for fleeing civilians, detainee rights, justice, and security sector reform.

20 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Basic Assistance partners have reached more than 220,000 households through different assistance modalities. More than $110 million was injected in local markets through cash assistance for winter between November 2016 and January 2017.

20 Feb 2017 description

International funding for Lebanon in 2016 amounted to USD 1.9 billion, as shown by the funding update released by the Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon.

This amount includes a total of USD 1.57 billion disbursed by donors in 2016 and USD 344 million carried over from 2015 by UN Agencies, the World Bank and NGOs.

20 Feb 2017 description

A shipment of further humanitarian aid for Syria took place on January 20, 2017. It was the joint effort of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Administration of State Material Reserves and Czech Embassy in Damascus. Czech Army provided the Casa cargo plane. The shipment contained four tons of milk powder which is to be distributed further by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Despite complicated circumstances this organization still operates on most of Syrian territory.

20 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

655,732 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half children growing up in exile

61,405 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half originating from the Baghdad Governorate

38,000 Work permits issued over the past year to Syrians in a livelihoods initiative supported

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

20 Feb 2017 description

Hanna Röth, Zina Nimeh and Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Key messages

  • Around 655,000 Syrian refugees are currently registered in Jordan and are unlikely to return to Syria in the near future. With many living outside camps, they struggle to meet basic needs such as shelter and food.

  • Vulnerable Jordanians benefit from various government-run social protection schemes depending on the type and extent of their vulnerability, but these programmes do not support refugees in need.

20 Feb 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 13 February 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to convey herewith the fifth report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism.

I should be grateful if the present letter and the report could be brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council.

(Signed) António Guterres

20 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

The EU and Britain have met resistance to a new $85 million project to simplify cash allowances for Syrian refugees. In future, only one contractor will handle the payments and another will monitor the project, replacing systems involving some nine aid agencies.

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20 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (16 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

20 Feb 2017 description

Alexandra Spencer, Chloe Parrish and Charlotte Lattimer

Key messages

  • Data from aid agencies suggests that, in 2015, at least $1.9 billion was spent on humanitarian assistance in the form of cash-based responses (51% cash and 49% vouchers).

  • There is currently no systematic tracking of the volume of humanitarian assistance delivered in the form of cash and vouchers. As such, the international system is not ready to report on its cash-related commitments from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and the Grand Bargain.

20 Feb 2017 description

Humanitarian Overview

Six years of conflict in Syria have resulted in one of the largest humanitarian crises since World War II.

The situation in Syria is a global humanitarian crisis demanding an extraordinary response to meet the needs of those affected.