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28 Jan 2018 description

So far in 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.52 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in-kind modality, this represents almost 100 per cent of the overall target for 2017. Over 9,877 individuals also received food and agricultural livelihoods support. Some highlights of the Food Security Sector across the region in November include:

28 Jan 2018 description

So far in 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.51 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in-kind modality, this represents almost 100 per cent of the overall target for 2017. Over 8,186 individuals also received food and agricultural livelihoods support. Some highlights of the Food Security Sector across the region in October include:

02 Nov 2017 description

So far in 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.48 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in-kind modality. This represents 98 per cent of the overall target for 2017. Over 6,400 individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while 13,565 individuals have been supported to improve nutritional practices. Some highlights of the Food Security Sector across the region in August include:

20 Oct 2017 description

The number of Syrian refugees in the region stood at 5.16 million at the end of July 2017. There are now almost 3 million Syrian refugees registered refugees in Turkey, over 1 million in Lebanon, some 660,000 in Jordan, almost 245,000 in Iraq and above 120,000 in Egypt, indicating the generosity of host countries across the region.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

During 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.4 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in kind modality. Over 3,000 individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while almost 11,500 individuals have been supported to improve nutritional practices.

Highlights across the region in July include:

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN/NEW YORK, 16 October 2017 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan travelled to Jordan to meet children who, like her, fled the Syria conflict and are now determined to go to school despite extremely challenging circumstances. It was the first time Muzoon had returned to the country – where she spent three years in refugee camps, before being resettled in the United Kingdom with her family in 2015.

17 Aug 2017 description

So far in 2017, over 60,000 Syrian refugees in the 3RP countries have received or are receiving services related to the prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Furthermore, more than 21,000 individuals have been trained on protection including child protection and SGBV services.

17 Aug 2017 description

During 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.66 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in kind modality. 3,200 have individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while 7,700 individuals have been supported for improved nutritional practices.

28 Jun 2017 description

Social and economic insecurity continue to exacerbate protection risks for the 2.3 million Syrian refugee children hosted in the region, 48 per cent of whom remain out of school. Given these pressures, child marriage rates have more than doubled among Syrian adolescent girls since the onset of the conflict, rising from a pre-conflict baseline of 13 per cent inside Syria to over a 27 per cent at present. In key 3RP countries, 47 per cent of refugee households reportedly rely on the income generated by a child to meet basic needs.

28 Jun 2017 description

Food Sector partners reached almost 2.4 million individuals with food assistance during April. The Food Sector regional response to the Syria crisis is currently covered through the first half of 2017, with breaks in assistance expected to start during the second half of the year.

28 Mar 2017 description

On visit to Jordan, Secretary General António Guterres warns that failure to address Syria crisis risks playing into hands of extremist groups.

By: Charlie Dunmore

ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to increase its support for Syrian refugees and the countries hosting them, warning that failure to do so risked undermining global security.

26 Aug 2016 description

This week, the Danish Refugee Council held an open medical day in Amman, Jordan for Syrian and Jordanian families.

More than 450 people attended the open medical day this week at the Danish Refugee Council Tarabot Community Centre, held in collaboration with the Institute of Family Health of Nour alHussien Foundation (IFH).

31 Mar 2016 description

Introduction

This paper provides an overview of labour force and unemployment trends in the governorates of Amman, Irbid, and Mafraq (referred to as the “study governorates” in the text) during the period of January 2010 and April 2014. The analyses are based entirely on data from the Employment and Unemployment Survey (EUS) provided by the Department of Statistics (DoS).

31 Jul 2015 description

AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America.

30 Aug 2014 description
report Save the Children

By Misty Buswell, Director of Advocacy, Media & Communications, Middle East and Eurasia Regional Office, Jordan

29 August 2014 marks another terrible milestone in the Syria crisis: the three millionth registered refugee.

The war is more than three years old. At least 191,000 have died and nearly 11 million are in need of humanitarian aid inside Syria.

Meanwhile, three million, including more than 1.5 million children, have now fled a country in chaos. And those are only the ones who are officially registered.

17 Jul 2014 description
report Save the Children

A growing problem

War in Syria has killed more than 10,000 children. More than 1 million more have fled the country in fear, while millions more remain displaced inside the country. This briefing looks at another disturbing but less publicised impact of the crisis: the increase in the numbers of girls who have been forced to marry.

10 Jun 2014 description
report CARE

CARE promotes cash incentives to keep children in school

Amman, 5 June 2014. Ahead of the International Day against Child Labour on 12 June CARE raises concerns that the percentage of Syrian refugee children being pulled into the labour market and out of school, continues to rise with every day the crisis continues. The Jordanian government estimates that child labour has doubled nationwide to 60,000 since the Syria Crisis started more than three years ago.

11 May 2014 description

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Government of Jordan and partners opened Azraq Camp on 30 April to cope with increasing numbers of Syrian refugees. The new camp can host up to 130,000 refugees if built to full capacity. Azraq is managed by the Jordanian authorities through the Syrian Refugee Affairs Directorate, in coordination with UNHCR.

04 May 2014 description

Government ministers from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt together with UNHCR met today to appeal for significantly heightened efforts to address the growing human impact of the Syria crisis.