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10 Dec 2018 description

AVANT-PROPOS

ÉBAUCHE D’AVANT-PROPOS DE LA MINISTRE BIBEAU POUR LE RECUEIL DU SYMPOSIUM SUR L’ÉGALITÉ ENTRE LES SEXES DU CALP

Bien que les conflits entre les États aient considérablement diminué ces dernières années, les conflits au sein des États – auxquels participent fréquemment des acteurs non étatiques – sont en hausse. Par conséquent, des millions de personnes doivent se déplacer et composer avec des possibilités réduites, un accès limité aux services et un avenir incertain.

10 Dec 2018 description
report Save the Children

Regional Overview

According to UNHCR, 5,253,800 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day.

Children now make up 45% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,354,210 refugee children in the region.

09 Dec 2018 description
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(Amman, 9 December 2018): The United Nations today commenced a one-off exceptional aid delivery of much needed lifesaving assistance to hundreds of thousands of women, children and men in Syria from Jordan.

Some 369 trucks carrying over 11,200 metric tonnes of multi-sectoral assistance for over 650,000 people worth one-month of supplies will be involved in the four-week operation at the Jaber/Nassib crossing. Six UN agencies and one international NGO are participating in the back-to-back transshipment delivery.

08 Dec 2018 description

Amman, 8 December 2018

Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is on an official mission to Jordan to visit EU aid projects supporting refugees and meet with government officials and humanitarian partners on the ground.

07 Dec 2018 description

Steep rise in health costs for refugees in Jordan has led Syrians such as 24-year-old Walaa to skip essential check-ups, putting their lives in danger

By Charlie Dunmore and Rima Cherri in Zarqa, Jordan | 07 December 2018

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 766 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 13 countries and territories in the MENA region between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Dec 2018 description
report UNOPS

A new 10 million Euro grant from the Government of Germany’s development bank, KfW, will fund a school maintenance project, providing valuable opportunities for vulnerable Jordanian citizens and Syrian refugees.

“This new project complements our joint activities with the Government of Jordan and will contribute to the improvement of learning conditions through the provision of basic maintenance and cleaning to public schools,” said Mr. Christian Schaub, KfW’s Country Director for Jordan.

06 Dec 2018 description

Hassan Hijazi

Anas from Syria is one of many who graduated from the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) vocational training centre in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp this year. Today, several organisations request the products that the certified tailor and his colleagues produce in the camp.

The NRC-run tailoring workshop is busy – it receives raw material that eager tailoring graduates, the majority of them Syrian refugees, turn into products like jackets, sweaters, NRC staff vests, and baby clothes and blankets.

05 Dec 2018 description

by Jack Durrell

Executive Summary

Climate change threatens the viability of agriculture, ecosystems, and rural livelihoods in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In a region where agriculture is a critical source of employment and income, environmental degradation, and declining and more variable productivity, could potentially cause significant displacements, posing challenges in a region already beset by instability.

05 Dec 2018 description

5 December 2018, Cairo, Egypt – Seven countries from the Eastern Mediterranean Region are participating in a simulation exercise for a global pandemic which started on 4 December. The exercise is coordinated by the World Health Organization’s Global Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and the EOC Network, a global network of health emergency operations centres.

05 Dec 2018 description

Throughout the Middle East region last week, reported fatalities dropped significantly – totalling about half of what was reported at the beginning of November. This drop may be related to a dip in reported battles; however, instances of remote violence have risen at the same time. In several countries, demonstrations made up the bulk of events, mostly related to economic or political concerns. In Yemen and Syria, the battle lines have remained relatively static, while in the latter the recent peace talks in Astana have yielded uncertain results.

05 Dec 2018 description

Executive summary

This mid-year progress report covers the period 1 January through 30 June 2018 and is intended to provide an update on results achieved under the full range of indicators included in the 2018 Emergency Appeal (EA) for the Syria regional crisis. An annual report covering the whole of the year will be issued in early 2019.

Overview

05 Dec 2018 description

Key Highlights

2 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far;

1.4 million found eligible.

696,792 individuals reached with cash assistance in 2018 so far, over 443,000 in September alone.

USD 17 million distributed in September 2018, USD 128 million so far in 2018.

USD 48 million - UNHCR’s winter assistance programme, 70 per cent of which is cash-based, has a funding gap of USD 48 million.

Regional Indicators

04 Dec 2018 description

WFP in partnership with NAJMAH (the National Alliance against Hunger and Malnutrition) is implementing rehabilitation activities in 18 municipalities/four governorates (Balqa, Mafraq,
Irbid and Zarqa)to strengthen the self-resilience of refugees and vulnerable Jordanians by investing in their skills and capacities.